Stories of My Life Quotes.

1. "watched in horror until Walter Cronkite finally announced the news that Kennedy was dead. The boys didn’t try to argue about the stupidity of the ancient Hebrews again."
- Katherine Paterson, Stories of My Life

2. "all my ancestors were from the South and some even fought and died for the losing side. Perhaps that’s why I was long resigned to my failure to publish."
- Katherine Paterson, Stories of My Life

3. "In each of the separate sections Mother would put a different treat—sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, watermelon seeds, sesame cookies, and peanuts."
- Katherine Paterson, Stories of My Life

4. "I had so looked forward to her walking. Maud carried her thirteen-month-old sister a few steps away and put her down on her feet. Walk to Daddy, Maud said, and the baby threw out her arms and took the few steps across the space to her father’s chair."
- Katherine Paterson, Stories of My Life

5. "Win was flabbergasted when he heard me say to the dog: We don’t put our paws on the table while folks are eating, Manch."
- Katherine Paterson, Stories of My Life

6. "For the only time in my life I would be living with a chain-smoking semi-invalid whose chief point of pride in life was his membership in the Ku Klux Clan."
- Katherine Paterson, Stories of My Life

7. "The conquering army had perpetrated untold atrocities. The Japanese had occupied my home and twice forced us to leave the land I loved."
- Katherine Paterson, Stories of My Life

8. "The idea of living in the same house for all your childhood and having the same knot of devoted friends seemed magical to me, who had lived in thirteen different places by the time I was thirteen."
- Katherine Paterson, Stories of My Life

9. "We must have received our share of startled looks from the crew and other passengers—this seven-member family emerging from their third-class lower deck and climbing into a waiting chauffeur-driven limousine."
- Katherine Paterson, Stories of My Life

10. "One of the young men she had just met had obviously paid for her ride. Her face was red when he came down the aisle. I guess, he said, grinning, if I pay your fare I can sit by you."
- Katherine Paterson, Stories of My Life

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