The Best Judy Blume quotes

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If you’re a fan of Judy Blume, you’ll love this quotes compilation. If you’ve never read her books, you’re in for a real treat! Judy Blume is one of the most famous and best-selling authors in the world, and her stories are beloved by children and adults alike. In this quotes compilation, we’ll take a look at her life and work, from her early days as an author to her later successes.

Discover the most interesting Read, Parent, Character, Love, Life, Writing quotes from Judy Blume, and much more.


About Judy Blume

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February 12, 1938

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Writer, Teacher

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Alma Mater:
New York University

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Realist Young Adult Novels, Children’s Books

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Notable Works:
Tiger Eyes, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret., Then Again, Maybe I Won’T, Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing

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Notable Awards:
Margaret Edwards Award 1996


I love to watch movies. β€” Judy Blume

Stay strong, be brave, love hard and true, and you will have nothing to lose. β€” Demi Lovato

As long as she loves me and I love her, what difference does religion make? β€” Judy Blume

Love is more powerful than the pressure to be perfect. β€” Demi Lovato

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Everybody wants to share life and be in love and be loved. β€” Judy Blume

You can’t deny you ever loved them, love them still, even if loving them causes you pain. β€” Judy Blume

I love to talk with children. I try to visit schools but it’s hard for me to travel when I’m trying to write. Some authors are able to do both. β€” Judy Blume

You’ve never been in love,’ she said. ‘You don’t understand.’ ‘If being in love means giving up your freedom, not to mention your opportunities,’ Caitlin said, ‘Then I haven’t missed anything. β€” Judy Blume

I love movies, and theater, and kayaking, reading, biking, walking–oh, and dancing. I love to dance! β€” Judy Blume

as long as she loves me and i love her what difference does religion make Judy Blume quote

Terrible things can happen in this life but being in love changes everything. It gives you something to hold on to. β€” Judy Blume

You’ve got to enjoy whatever you can and forget about the rest. β€” Judy Blume


I was Little Miss Perfect. That’s where all the secrets come in, because you know damn well you are not perfect, but you think your parents want you to be. And so you pretend. β€” Judy Blume

You weren’t always born to the right parents. And parents didn’t necessarily get the kids they were meant to raise. β€” Judy Blume

It’s true that we are more open than our parents but that just means we accept sex and talk about it. It doesn’t mean we are all jumping in bed together. β€” Judy Blume

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My parents gave me that gift of ‘reading is a good thing.’ I mean my mother was afraid of everything. But she was never afraid that Judy is reading. β€” Judy Blume

My mother was my greatest fan. β€” Judy Blume


Life goes on if you’re one of the lucky ones. β€” Judy Blume

Believe in yourself and you can achieve greatness in your life. β€” Judy Blume

She wondered if all the firsts in her life would go by so quickly, and be forgotten just as quickly. β€” Judy Blume

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A person can have a happy and fulfilling life without children. β€” Judy Blume

I think people who write for kids, we have that ability to go back into our own lives. β€” Judy Blume

I can’t let safety and security become the focus of my life. β€” Judy Blume

It’s funny how you can grow away from your friends, when just a few years ago they were the most important people in your life. β€” Judy Blume

Ideas seem to come from everywhere–my life, everything I see, hear, and read, and most of all, from my imagination. I have a lot of imagination. β€” Judy Blume

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Life is a series of unlikely events, isn’t it? Hers certainly is. One unlikely event after another, adding up to a rich, complicated whole. And who knows what’s still to come? β€” Judy Blume

We are friends for life. When we’re together the years fall away. Isn’t that what matters? To have someone who can remember with you? To have someone who remembers how far you’ve come? β€” Judy Blume

Make sure you aren’t living out your fears, but releasing them. Try to remember that there is a purpose for every hardship or opportunity in your life. β€” Demi Lovato

How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. β€” Judy Blume

Our finger prints don’t fade from the lives we touch. β€” Judy Blume

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Suppose there aren’t any more A + days once you get to be twelve? Wouldn’t that be something! To spend the rest of your life looking for an A + day and not finding it. β€” Judy Blume

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Sometimes spending a lot of time together can end a romance faster than anything else. β€” Judy Blume


When I was young, my parents had a library in our living room. I was always free to browse and read. β€” Judy Blume

The list of gifted teachers and librarians who find their jobs in jeopardy for defending their students’ right to read, to imagine, to question, grows every year. β€” Judy Blume

I made promises to you that I’m not sure I can keep. β€” Judy Blume

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The first thing I learned from Judy Blume was that God is the wrong one to ask for bigger breasts. (Stephanie Lessing) β€” Jennifer O


What I remember when I started to write was how I couldn’t wait to get up in the morning to get to my characters. β€” Judy Blume

A library is where you meet fascinating characters you never forget. β€” Judy Blume

I’m really quite bad at coming up with plot ideas. I like to create characters and just see what will happen to them when I let them loose! β€” Judy Blume

Some characters become your friends for life. That’s how it was for me with Betsy–Tacy. β€” Judy Blume

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Adult novels] was the world of grownups. There was nothing about teenagers. β€” Judy Blume


I am certainly a fearful person, but fearless in my writing. So there’s that other person inside. β€” Judy Blume

Nothing teaches you as much about writing dialogue as listening to it. β€” Judy Blume

The child from 9 to 12 interests me very much. And so, those were the years that I like to write about, when I’m writing. β€” Judy Blume

I stop and think before I start a new book and ask myself do I really want to spend the next year or two or three with these characters because if I don’t, then I shouldn’t be writing about them. β€” Judy Blume

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When I’m writing a book, you can’t think about your audience. You’re going to be in big trouble if you think about it. You’re got to write from deep inside. β€” Judy Blume

The only thing that works with writing is that you care so passionately about it yourself, that you make someone else care passionately about it. β€” Judy Blume

It didn’t happen in the 70s. So I had a whole decade when I was writing these books and maybe there was a little bit here or there but there was no big effort to ban books. β€” Judy Blume

I always had stories inside my head and one day I just decided to start writing them down. I didn’t actually decide. β€” Judy Blume

I try to create new characters in each book I write. That’s what makes writing fun and interesting for me. β€” Judy Blume

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Writing] totally changed my life. It gave me my life. Everything opened up. β€” Judy Blume

When you ask, did writing change my life? It totally changed my life. It gave me my life. β€” Judy Blume

I was sick all the time, one exotic illness after another, which lasted throughout my twenties. My worst decade. But from the day the first book was accepted, I never got sick again. Writing changed my life. β€” Judy Blume

JUDY BLUME Quotes Take Away

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