Karen Hesse Quotes.

1. "I play songs that have only the pattern of my self in them and you hum along suporting me. You are the companion to myself. The mirror with my mother'e eyes."
- Quote by Karen Hesse

2. "It almost rained Saturday.The clouds hung low over the farm.The air felt thick.It smelled like rain. In town,the sidewalks got damp, that was all."
- Quote by Karen Hesse

3. "Anyway, this time I caught her in the slow stirring of biscuits, her mind on other things, but anyhow, she was distracted enough, I was determined enough,this time I got just what I wanted. Permission to play at the Palace."
- Quote by Karen Hesse

4. "Daddy named me Billie Jo. He wanted a boy. Instead, he got a long legged girl with a wide mouth with cheekbones like bicycle handles. He got a redheaded, freckle faced, narrow-hipped girl with a fondness for apples and hunger for playing fierce piano."
- Quote by Karen Hesse

5. "And I know now that all the time I was trying to get out of the dust, the fact is, what I am, I am because of the dust."
- Quote by Karen Hesse

6. "Hope It started out as snow, oh, big flakes floating softly, catching on my sweater, lacy on the edges of my sleeves. Snow covered the dust, softened the fences, soothe the parched lips of the land. And then it changed halfway between snow and rain, sleet, glazing the earth. Until at last it slipped into rain, light as mist. It was the kindest kind of rain that fell. Soft and then a little heavier, helping along what had already fallen into the hard-pan earth until it rained, steady as a good friend who walks beside you, not getting in your way, staying with you through a hard time. And because the rain came so patient and slow at first, and built up strength as the earth remembered how to yield, instead of washing off, the water slid in, into the dying ground and softened its stubborn pride, and eased it back toward life."
- Quote by Karen Hesse

7. "We might not belong to anyone else in this whole world. But us Faulstiches,we belong to each other."
- Karen Hesse, A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin

8. "the way i see it, hard times aren't only about money, or drought, or dust. hard times are about losing spirit, and hope, and what happens when dreams dry up."
- Karen Hesse, Out of the Dust

9. "And I know now that all the time I was trying to get out of the dust, the fact is, what I am, I am because of the dust. And what I am is good enough. Even for me."
- Karen Hesse, Out of the Dust

10. "I hear the first drops. Like the tapping of a stranger at the door of a dream, the rain changes everything."
- Karen Hesse, Out of the Dust

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