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Our Favourite Judy Blume Quotes

We've put together some of our favourite quotes from the bestselling books of the wonderful Judy Blume. This hugely popular author writes frankly and openly about the teen and young adult experience as they progress from childhood into adolescence and adulthood. Whilst she has drawn some criticism for her candid portrayal of certain teen topics, she has also been hugely admired and praised on this ground.

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1. 'Not everything has to have a point. Some things just are.'

- Summer Sisters

2. 'It's strange, but when it comes right down to it I never do fall apart - even when I'm sure I will.'

- Forever

3. 'I can't let safety and security become the focus of my life.'

- Tiger Eyes

4. 'A person without curiosity may as well be dead.'

- Summer Sisters

5. 'Last year, when I cut out my pumpkin's face, it was all lopsided, but this time I got both eyes even and the nose in between. Dad made the teeth for me. Kenny wouldn't let anyone touch his pumpkin, which is why it turned out like it had three eyes and no teeth.'

- Blubber

6. 'It's funny how you can grow away from your friends, when just a few years ago they were the most important people in your life.'

- Forever

7. 'Wait a minute, I told myself. I can't believe I'm thinking this way, as if my 5-year-old brother knows more about cool than me. Since when is he the expert on cool? Since when is he the expert on anything?'

- Double Fudge

8. 'Like my mother said, you can't go back to holding hands.'

- Forever

9. '"If being in love means giving up your freedom, not to mention your opportunities," Caitlin said, "then I haven't missed anything."'

- Summer Sisters

10. 'Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.'

- Tiger Eyes