Aidan Chambers Quotes

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  • Rooms are a fixed size, which can't be altered without pulling down walls and building new ones. They should be unchanging in shape and proportions. But sometimes they do change depending on who's in them.

    Wall   Rooms   Size  
    Aidan Chambers (2012). “Dying to Know You”, p.10, Abrams
  • Self pity is a disease which does not kill but corrodes.

    Self   Doe   Disease  
  • Doing anything when you're bored is very very boring. Anyway, doing nothing is the point of being bored. The pleasure of being bored ismooning about and doing nothing.

  • However much you love somebody, you should always keep a part of yourself to yourself. Never give it all. You can never be yourself otherwise.

  • I don't actually think “true love” is such a good term because love can only be true. If it isn't true it can't be love.

    Aidan Chambers (2012). “Dying to Know You”, p.43, Abrams
  • You have to know your own truth and stick to it. And never despair. Never give up. There's always hope.

    "Postcards from No Man's Land". Book by Aidan Chambers, January 7, 1999.
  • Fame, money and the size of the market are not very important to me. What is, is writing a book that is worth doing and then publishing it. I don't write books for entertainment, for people to pass the time then throw away.

    Book   Writing   People  
  • Belief means willing yourself to give all your attention to living with loving gladness in the world you think really exists.

    Mean   Thinking   Giving  
    Aidan Chambers (2010). “This Is All”, p.552, Random House
  • Sometimes the course of our lives depends on what we do or don't do in a few seconds, a heartbeat, when we either seize the opportunity, or just miss it. Miss the moment and you never get a chance again.

    Aidan Chambers (2012). “Dying to Know You”, p.189, Abrams
  • And the price for being a homo-hater should be as high as anyone can pay.

    Pay   Should  
    Aidan Chambers (2004). “Postcards from No Man's Land”
  • I thought how lovely and how strange a river is.

    Rivers   Lovely   Strange  
  • I cannot live without reading.

    Aidan Chambers (2010). “This Is All”, p.562, Random House
  • If a boy, if a man, asks you if you're all right and you say yes, he'll always believe you and get on with what he wants to do. It's just the way they're made.

    Believe   Boys   Men  
    Aidan Chambers (2010). “This Is All”, p.367, Random House
  • Is it better to go with the flow or let the flow go?

    Aidan Chambers (1999). “Postcards from No Man's Land: A Novel”, Random House (UK)
  • You become a reader by reading the literature, not by reading the handbooks about it.

    "Shock tactics" by Alison Brace, July 10, 2000.
  • The books, the authors who matter the most are those who speak to me and speak for me all those things about life I most need to hear as the confession of myself

    Book   Needs   Matter  
    Aidan Chambers (2010). “Postcards from No Man's Land”, p.271, Random House
  • She was--I keep using the past tense; I ought to say she is--one of those people who, at first sight, look plain, are quiet, unassertive, unmemorable even. But who, when they start to talk and you get to know them, become more and more attractive and impressive, and you see that in fact they are beautiful. Not conventionally beautiful, not celebrity beautiful, but beautiful all through.

    Beautiful   Past   Sight  
    Aidan Chambers (2012). “Dying to Know You”, p.192, Abrams
  • And when someone else speaks your name you feel pleased. You feel wanted. You feel there. Alive. Even if they're saying your name with dislike, at least you know you're you, that you exist.

    Names   Alive   Speak  
    Aidan Chambers (2010). “Now I Know”, p.34, Random House
  • The demons of the Devil don't use your weak weaknesses against you, they use your strong ones. If you're rational and logical, they argue their case rationally and logically. If you're loyal and faithful, they turn those against you. If you're passionate and emotional, they make you passionate and emotional about your worse fears. Your weak weaknesses are no use to them.... They find the strongest weaknesses you didn't know were yours and use those against you.

  • Life is not like a novel, but a novel can be like life. The best ones always are.

    Life Is   Novel  
    Aidan Chambers (2012). “Dying to Know You”, p.96, Abrams
  • I huff and puff and struggle with every sentence, paragraph and page - sometimes every word as well.

    Struggle   Puff   Pages  
  • He thought: How difficult it is to explain yourself to yourself. Sometimes there only is, and no knowing.

    Aidan Chambers (2004). “Postcards from No Man's Land”
  • Love, being in love, isn’t a constant thing. It doesn’t always flow at the same strength. It’s not always like a river in flood. It’s more like the sea. It has tides, it ebbs and flows. The thing is, when love is real, whether it’s ebbing or flowing, it’s always there, it never goes away. And that’s the only proof you can have that it is real, and not just a crush or an infatuation or a passing fancy

  • How do I think of you? As someone I want to be with. As someone as young as me, but "older," if that makes sense. As someone I like to look at, not just because you're good to look at, but because just looking at you makes me smile and feel happier. As someone who knows her mind and who I envy for that. As someone who is strong in herself without seeming to need anyone else to help her. As someone who makes me thinks and unsettles me in a way that makes me feel more alive.

    Strong   Thinking   Envy  
  • Readers are made by readers - it is so obvious it is almost banal to say it.

    Made   Obvious   Reader  
    "Shock tactics" by Alison Brace, July 10, 2000.
  • The most memorable people in life will be the friends who loved you when you weren’t very lovable.

  • History dies without the present. There is no future without the path made to it by the past.

    Past   Path   Made  
    Aidan Chambers (2010). “This Is All”, p.147, Random House
  • You get to be wiser by storying the world and seeing it through other forms of consciousness than your own.

    "Shock tactics" by Alison Brace, July 10, 2000.
  • a joy that hurts with sadness a sadness that is pleasurable a pleasure full of terror a terror that excites an excitement that calms a calmness that frightens.

    Hurt   Sadness   Joy  
    Aidan Chambers (1987). “Now I know: a novel”, Vintage
  • And trust dies from ifs and buts

    Ifs And   Dies   Ifs  
    Aidan Chambers (2012). “Dying to Know You”, p.126, Random House
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