I tend to put images I love on Pinterest and often quotes to, if someone’s made a nice picture out of them, but this is a too recent quote for someone to have gone all typographically interesting on it, so I’m going to put the quote here instead because I think it’s important and true.
This is part of quote that never made it to the Guardian on Neil Gaiman’s response to being placed for the second year running for the Astrid Lindgren Longlist. The quote ended up on Gaiman’s blog instead, here’s part of it.
Making fiction for children, making books for children, isn’t something you do for money. It’s something you do because what children read and learn and see and take in changes them and forms them, and they make the future. They make the world we’re going to wind up in, the world that will be here when we’re gone.
Which sounds preachy (and is more than you need for a quotebyte) but it’s true. I want to tell kids important things, and I want them to love stories and love reading and love finding things out. I want them to be brave and wise. So I write for them.