Quotes by: P. L. Travers

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P. L. Travers
Travers in the role of Titania in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, c. 1924
Born Helen Lyndon Goff
(1899-08-09)9 August 1899
Maryborough, Queensland, Australia
Died 23 April 1996(1996-04-23) (aged 96)
London, England
Resting place St Mary the Virgin's Church, Twickenham, England
Occupation Writer, actress, journalist
Nationality Australian
Citizenship Australian, British
Genre Children's literature
Notable works Mary Poppins book series
Children Camillus Travers Hone

My family didn't like me going on the stage, and they didn't much like my being a writer, either.
P. L. Travers
You can ask me anything you like about my work, but I'll never talk about myself.
P. L. Travers
A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns.
P. L. Travers
'Friend Monkey' is really my favorite of all my books because the Hindu myth on which it is based is my favorite - the myth of the Monkey Lord who loved so much that he created chaos wherever he went.
P. L. Travers
I think that 'Mary Poppins' needs a subtle reader, in many respects, to grasp all its implications, and I understand that these cannot be translated in terms of the film.
P. L. Travers
I think the idea of 'Mary Poppins' has been blowing in and out of me, like a curtain at a window, all my life.
P. L. Travers
My father died when I was 7. I was his favorite child, and he was my beloved father. I brought him along with me all through my life. Every elderly man has a bit of my father in him for me.
P. L. Travers
Every child needs to have for itself not only its loving parents and siblings and friends of its own age, but a grown-up friend.
P. L. Travers
For me, there are no answers, only questions, and I am grateful that the questions go on and on. I don't look for an answer because I don't think there is one. I'm very glad to be the bearer of a question.
P. L. Travers
Nothing I had written before 'Mary Poppins' had anything to do with children, and I have always assumed, when I thought about it at all, that she had come out of the same wall of nothingness as the poetry, myth and legend that had absorbed me all my writing life.
P. L. Travers
You do not chop off a section of your imaginative substance and make a book specifically for children, for - if you are honest - you have no idea where childhood ends and maturity begins. It is all endless and all one.
P. L. Travers
I've had quite a lot to conquer in myself apart from writing. Not that I've been a pure angel when I come to the end of it.
P. L. Travers
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