Julie Andrews Quotes

Julie Andrews Quotes On Books

Books make great gifts because they’re everybody’s favorite things.

When I start to write, I see my stories as a kind of movie. For instance, I ask myself, “What kind of opening do I want for this book?”

These days, people like me who are in the arts are perceived as celebrity writers. That really makes me angry because I expend a great deal of effort and spend an enormous amount of time on my books. And I’ve been writing now for 35 years.

My books have three W’s on them, which are “words,” “wisdom,” and “wonder.” Words inevitably lead to wisdom, and wisdom inevitably leads to wonder and awe at this phenomenal world around us.

Julie Andrews Quotes On Children

The world is full of magical places, and the library has always been one of them for me. A library can be that special place for our children.

After all, children are

After all, children are children no matter their background.

So many things that you can ask children hopefully pique their interest and they can design and think for themselves. Having children draw and illustrate what they saw in their minds’ eyes during the story is a tremendous teaching aid.

All I care about really is writing something worthwhile for children, something that will engage them in some way and stimulates in them a sense of wonder.

Miracles are happening every day. I do think that’s true. If you can take the time to look. It took me a while to learn that, though some children know it instinctively and they do have wonder when they are kids. But the trouble is, as we grow older, we lose it.

If you can instill a love of reading in your children, they will be ahead of the curve at school and in their lives in general. Their imaginations will be stimulated. I thank heavens for the father that gave me that to begin with.

I am told that the first comprehensible word I uttered as a child was ‘home.

The librarians that I’ve spoken to, the teachers and the librarians who really care and do advise parents and children of what’s good and what’s out there, they are very special. They have a kind of wisdom that a lot of people don’t have.

If somebody can act out one of the books as a play, if they can see a play, film, or television show that’s related, that can be so stimulating for them. Anything that makes children engage and think – and love what the story is about – can only bring the most enormous rewards.

Julie Andrews Quotes On Flim

I can’t believe 50 years have gone by since that film was released. I blinked and suddenly here I am. We all really felt blessed and as for me; how lucky can a girl get. Great music does more than enhance a film, it cements our memories in the film going experience.

I think it's the essence of

I think it’s the essence of any film and any stage production – any work where you do work with other people – of course collaboration is hugely important. One does for awhile become family.

If somebody can act out one of the books as a play, if they can see a play, film, or television show that’s related, that can be so stimulating for them. Anything that makes children engage and think – and love what the story is about – can only bring the most enormous rewards.

I was lucky enough to be the lady that was asked to be Maria in the Sound Of Music, and that film was fortunate enough to be huge hit. The same with Mary Poppins. I got terribly lucky in that respect.

Julie Andrews Quotes On Joy

Hopefully, I brought people a certain joy. That will be a wonderful legacy.

Once in a while I experience an emotion onstage that is so gut-wrenching, so heart-stopping, that I could weep with gratitude and joy. The feeling catches and magnifies so rapidly that it threatens to engulf me.

Garry Marshall is a joy.

Garry Marshall is a joy. I feel so utterly safe in his hands

I’m thrilled in a way because musicals should be preserved. It’s mostly unique to America, and they give us so much joy.

Julie Andrews Quotes On Reading

A library takes the gift of reading one step further by offering personalized learning opportunities second to none, a powerful antidote to the isolation of the Web.

If you can instill a love of reading in your children, they will be ahead of the curve at school and in their lives in general. Their imaginations will be stimulated. I thank heavens for the father that gave me that to begin with.

If I’m reading about a river or the trees or the wind blowing or the stars at night, if you can hear that in the music in some way, you’ve wedded the two and your imagination takes off. To be able to hear that in music is really important.

Julie Andrews Quotes On Singing

Broadway is a tough, tough arena for singing.

I miss singing very, very much, but the best thing is I have never been busier.

For me, singing was always about the lyrics. I’m hopeless at singing songs that don’t have a core.

I’m not singing anymore; that is why I am so pleased to be writing. My daughter said, “You just found a different way of using your voice.”

I love singing, and I came

I love singing, and I came to absolutely adore it in the later part of my career.

Julie Andrews Quotes On Writing

You never feel lonely if you’re writing, because you’re living with all these characters in your head.

I’m never lonely when I’m writing, because you live with the characters that are so alive in your mind. And you really see them and know them and get to be friends with them.

All I care about really is writing something worthwhile for children, something that will engage them in some way and stimulates in them a sense of wonder.

All I care about really is writing something worthwhile for children, something that will engage them in some way and stimulates in them a sense of wonder.

I’m not singing anymore; that is why I am so pleased to be writing. My daughter said, “You just found a different way of using your voice.”

When I start to write,

When I start to write, I see my stories as a kind of movie. For instance, I ask myself, “What kind of opening do I want for this book?”

These days, people like me who are in the arts are perceived as celebrity writers. That really makes me angry because I expend a great deal of effort and spend an enormous amount of time on my books. And I’ve been writing now for 35 years.

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.

As a rule, my focus is on classical music, but I love jazz. I love everything, actually.

Dear Lady Gaga , thank you for the wonderful tribute. Oh my god, it really warmed my heart!