Deb Caletti Quotes

Deb Caletti is a renowned author with an impressive repertoire of books. She has been honored with prestigious awards like the National Book Award Finalist and Printz Honor Recipient. Deb’s words are powerful and full of wisdom, offering insight into the human experience that is both poignant and relatable. Here are some of the best quotes from Deb Caletti that are sure to inspire and motivate you.

  • Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people.

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  • I wrote one book, signed with a good agent, and sat back and waited for the phone to ring. I was sure that the great news would come at any moment. Four books later, I finally got that call.

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  • To be a writer is to connect and to play and to attempt to see clearly and understand. It astounds me regularly that feeling things deeply and writing them down is basically my job description.

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  • All of my books come from something that I happen to be working out at a given point in my life. It’s kind of self-therapy.

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  • Sometimes good choices are really bad ones, wrapped up in so much fear you can’t even see straight.

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  • All of us create our own versions of an event, of our lives, even, not because we’re liars, necessarily, but because we can only see and understand the truth from our own viewpoint, and a shifting viewpoint at that.

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  • One of the most constant and sustaining truths of my life has been this: I love the library.

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  • Writers are troubled about finding time to write and writer’s block and publicizing books that aren’t books yet. They agonize over how to write and what to write and what not to write.

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  • Often, marriage was solitude, with company.

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  • Although I love snow, it messes things up terribly around Seattle, with all of our hills. I worry about my loved ones driving.

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  • Bliss is the ocean, a towel on the sand, the sun out, the chance to swim in waves or walk dragging a stick behind you, a good book, a cold drink.

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  • I was a book lover from the beginning. I loved, love, words and images and ideas, the ways a book can make you feel things deeply or help you understand something you never even knew there were words for.

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  • The Nature of Jade’ is about a girl who works with the elephants at the zoo near her home, and who, through her involvement with them, becomes involved with a boy and his baby.

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  • My most memorable teacher was Rich Campe, my third-grade teacher at Fairlands Elementary in Pleasanton, California.

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  • I became a writer because I love books, and I believe in their power.

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  • If you think about becoming a writer, that’s just really one of the big dreams I had. It’s really important to have those dreams and pursue your passions.

    Deb Caletti
  • I think a setting is hugely important. I look at setting as a character with its own look, sound, history, quirks, goofy temperaments and moods.

    Deb Caletti
  • Like all kids with divorced parents, I have an abundance of holidays.

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  • I would eat fruitcake if there’d been a nuclear war and I’d run out of canned goods.

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  • I long for books; I am utterly greedy about them.

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  • My dream was, and always had been, to write a book. To be a writer.

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  • When I was a young mother at home with a two year old and a five year old, living on the Eastside in one of those neighborhoods where all the houses look the same, where all the cars look the same and the lawns look the same, I was writing in secret.

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  • In a lifetime, the recipe always needs amending – more of this, a little less of that, what to do now that the cake has fallen.

    Deb Caletti
  • You never know how – or when – the idea for a book will appear.

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  • It’s human nature to want to help and soothe and save with your love, but it’s also arrogant.

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  • When you go looking for rescue, you end up trapped in your own weakness.

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  • Becoming a YA author was actually a very lucky accident. When I wrote the ‘Queen of Everything,’ I thought it was a book for adults.

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  • I’ve never met a popcorn ball I didn’t like.

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  • I always say that, for me, writing a book is like a wacky Greyhound bus trip – I know where I’m starting and where I’ll end up, but I have no idea what will happen along the way.

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  • When your arms are out wide, you’ll capture love and joy and golden moments but other things, too. Mistrust will sneak in on a wave of that joy, and complications will ride the backs of the golden moments, and there will be both love and the risks of love. That’s the way it is. That’s the design.

    Deb Caletti
  • I understood right from the start that every set of library doors were the sort of magic portals that lead to other lands. My God, right within reach there were dinosaurs and planets and presidents and girl detectives!

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