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All Quotes by author - Jarrett J. Krosoczka
" An author is somebody who writes a story. It doesn't matter if you're a kid or if you're a grown-up, it doesn't matter if the book gets published and lots of people get to read it, or if you make just one copy and you share that book with one friend. "
" As somebody who visits countless schools, I see firsthand the dire situation our educational system faces. "
" Every single item that we come into contact with on a daily basis has been designed by an artist. From the toothbrush we use in the morning, to the defibrillator that could save our lives, an artist is behind the design. "
" It is an awfully sad misconception that librarians simply check books in and out. The library is the heart of a school, and without a librarian, it is but an empty shell. "
" I was raised by my grandparents, and they always made sure that I had a pencil and some paper, whether we were in the car or at a restaurant. While they were enjoying a nice meal, I would be sitting there drawing funny pictures of the waitress. "
" Librarians are teaching the next generation how to use digital media responsibly. "
" My mother was a very talented artist. When she was in jail, we'd write letters back and forth; that was pretty much the only form of communication we had. "
" My name is Jarrett Krosoczka, and I write and illustrate books for children for a living. So I use my imagination as my full-time job. "
" Now when I was a teenager, I was angsty as any teenager was, but after 17 years of having a mother who was in and out of my life like a yo-yo and a father who was faceless, I was angry. "
" On my 14th birthday, my grandfather and my grandmother gave me the best birthday present ever: a drafting table that I have worked on ever since. "
" What's funny is that an old Web site of mine just had one fake bio, and everyone went crazy for it. So when I made the new Web site, I thought, 'I just need to make this one even more absurd.' "
" When I look back at my career as an author, I don't look at the first book that was ever published as to where my career began - I look to the first book that I ever wrote. "
" When I was a kid... if I couldn't get a ride to the comic book store, I would walk a mile and a half each way to get the latest issues of 'Batman' and 'Spider-Man' and 'X-Men.' I could not choose one over the other. "
" When I was in sixth grade, they slashed the budgets for all of our school art programs, so my grandparents enrolled me in art classes at Worcester Art Museum, which I attended from sixth to 12th grade. "
" You never know when your ideas are going to come back to you. "
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