The Quotable Nerdy Chick(s): NESCBWI Conference edition

This week, the Nerdy Chicks would like to share a special Quotable Nerdy Chick feature: quotes from NESCBWI13. There were too many great quotes for a completely comprehensive list,  but here are a few highlights:

“I hope each of you will recognize the person sitting next to you right now as a new colleague and friend. That’s how it all begins. That’s what makes the journey great, no matter how long it is.” Jo Knowles, winner of the 2012 Crystal Kite Award for PEARL.

“It’s a matter of discovering what is already in you–finding the words for those things.” Sharon Creech

“If your work is as true to yourself as possible, then you’ve created something no one else in the world can.” Grace Lin

“You are the only thing holding you back when it comes to taking a risk.” Janet Doucette and Pegi Deitz Shea

“I have a hot tub.” ANONYMOUS (can you guess who???)

7 comments on “The Quotable Nerdy Chick(s): NESCBWI Conference edition

  1. :Donna Marie says:

    Quotes! Quotes! And MORE quotes! How simply MAHvelous! 😀

    And since I don’t know who else spoke at the conference, I can’t even TRY to guess who’s got a hot tub 😉

  2. My favorite quote was Grace Lin (paraphrasing) “Love literally means swallowing your heart” as she explained the components of the Chinese characters/hanzi.

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