[PW] L'Engle quote

d-lien University of Minnesota d-lien at umn.edu
Fri Apr 5 14:56:25 PDT 2019


Possibly the answer, or at least a good start:

This NEW YORK TIMES article of 25 April 1985 quotes her as making that
reply to a
question asked her by a fourth-grader whose class she visited.  It is,
of course,
possible that she'd used the quote before, since it sounds like one
that could be
frequently repurposed, especially by an author known for writing for
young people:


https://www.nytimes.com/1985/04/25/nyregion/new-york-day-by-day-author-to-readers.html

NEW YORK DAY BY DAY; Author to Readers

By SUSAN HELLER ANDERSON and DAVID W. DUNLAPAPRIL 25, 1985

. .

These were just a few of the questions asked by fourth graders at
Rodeph Sholom Day School of Madeleine L'Engle, the writer of
children's books and president of the Authors Guild.

. . .

''How old are you?'' another asked. ''The great thing about getting
older,'' replied Miss L'Engle, who is 66, ''is that you don't lose all
the other ages you've been.''

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Dennis Lien / d-lien at umn.edu

On Wed, Apr 3, 2019 at 10:35 AM Dean Niles <dean706 at aol.com> wrote:
>
> Dear Group:
> I am trying to pin down where exactly Madeleine L'Engle says/writes this line:  "The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been."
> Thanks for any and all help.
> Dean Niles
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