The child from nine to 12 interests me very much. And so, those were the years that I like to write about, when I'm writing.

- Judy Blume

It's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written.

- Judy Blume

When I started to write, it was the '70s, and throughout that decade, we didn't have any problems with book challenges or censorship.

- Judy Blume

The creative process; I enjoy thinking up the stories and situations for my books.

- Judy Blume

I didn't know anything about writers. It never occurred to me they were regular people and that I could grow up to become one, even though I loved to make up stories inside my head.

- Judy Blume

When I was growing up, I dreamed about becoming a cowgirl, a detective, a spy, a great actress, or a ballerina. Not a dentist, like my father, or a homemaker, like my mother - and certainly not a writer, although I always loved to read.

- Judy Blume

I loved to read, and I think any child who loves to read will read anything, including the back of the cereal box, which I did every morning.

- Judy Blume

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.

- Judy Blume

The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers.

- Judy Blume

I am a big defender of 'Harry Potter,' and I think any book that gets kids to read are books that we should cherish, we should be thankful for them.

- Judy Blume