Gail Godwin — American Novelist born on June 18, 1937,

Gail Godwin is an American novelist and short story writer. Godwin has written 14 novels, two short story collections, three non-fiction books, and ten libretti. Her primary literary accomplishments are her novels, which have included five best-sellers and three finalists for the National Book Award. Most of her books are realistic fiction novels that follow a character's psychological and intellectual development, often based on themes taken from Godwin's own life... (wikipedia)

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
The race of children possesses magically sagacious powers.
None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for lifetime.
Dreams say what they mean, but they don't say it in daytime language.
One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.