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Meg Cabot quotes

Writing used to be my hobby, but now that it's my job, I have no hobby - except watching TV and laying around the pool reading 'U.S. Weekly.' I have tried many hobbies, such as knitting, Pilates, ballet, yoga, and guitar, but none of them have taken.

There's nothing secret about it. Everyone knows that I am waiting for my real parents, the king and queen, to come restore me to my rightful throne.

Save your rejections so that later when you are famous you can show them to people and laugh.

No matter how nice the company one might be with, however, it is never pleasant to have a rifle pointed at one's back.

Pretty isn't the only thing that matters - being smart and kind matters more, of course - but all daughters should hear from their moms that they look pretty once in a while.

For each book, I do end up making a kind of playlist to fit the characters.

I actually love writing for teens best. I had such an awful time in my own teen years - I love having the chance to relive them through my fiction.

I really wanted to be veterinarian, but I got a 410 on my math SATs.

I was an unhappy child, and that puts me off having a child of my own.

I was too lazy to start a whole new story, so I just stuck a princess into the story I was working on... and The Princess Diaries was born!

I wish I had taken Spanish instead of French in high school. I could eavesdrop on a lot more conversations on the subway if I knew Spanish.

My favorite book of all time is Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons.

My original inspiration was my mom: a few years after the death of my dad, she started dating one my teachers!

One of the biggest motivations for me with writing my books is to offer girls some escapism, especially girls who really need it, like I did.

Remember, if you don't feel passionate about the characters and subject of your story, your readers won't either.

Screenwriting is a much more collaborative effort. When you write a novel, it's just you, with input from your editor.

Usually writer's block arises when something is wrong internally with the story.

We can all agree that first loves can be a scary thing, and that growing up is hard to do.

We were a very funny family. Humour was the tool with which my brother and I tried to get attention. We were always trying to be the funniest.

When I was a kid, I had a couple of really good friends, like some really good best friends, but I was really shy other than that.