Quotes by: Ransom Riggs

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I didn't know who I was writing for initially. I assumed 'Miss Peregrine' was for adults, because I was an adult - but I didn't know much about publishing back then.
Ransom Riggs
I wanted to create characters who could do fantastic things but who weren't exactly superheros - characters who exist on sort of a spectrum from super-ability to disability.
Ransom Riggs
You'll find a lot of rich detail in people's personal histories - diaries and journals and things of the era.
Ransom Riggs
I think my background in film taught me that a great book adaptation is not always slavishly faithful to the source material.
Ransom Riggs
We kind of know there's no more frontiers in the physical world. So the frontiers move from where we haven't been yet to where we've been and abandoned.
Ransom Riggs
The undiscovered places that are interesting to me are these places that contain bits of our disappearing history, like a ghost town.
Ransom Riggs
Fairy tales and folk tales are part of the DNA of all stories and great fun to write.
Ransom Riggs
It was at a big swap meet that I discovered you could buy other people's old discarded family photos and vacation pictures for pretty cheap - a quarter, 50 cents, five bucks for a really nice one.
Ransom Riggs
I've always been interested in exploration and the history of exploring the world, but it seems like we've found everything now.
Ransom Riggs
I'm getting a lot of mail from readers, and I'd say 90% seem to be from adults, which amazes me. But then again, I can only write what I imagine I'd like to read, and I'm an adult, so maybe it's not so surprising after all.
Ransom Riggs
For a 12-year-old with a hyperactive imagination who liked to dream of dreary gothic castles, suburban Florida felt a little stifling.
Ransom Riggs
Fairy tales and folk tales are part of the DNA of all stories and great fun to write.
Ransom Riggs
'Library of Souls' is longer than 'Hollow City' by a considerable margin, but this time I was on the right track from the beginning, so I never had to start over. It took about 15 months, all told.
Ransom Riggs
Pine View was a great school for me - it made it safe to be a nerd. It was okay to really care about doing your homework and doing well in school.
Ransom Riggs
I was in the same class of 100 kids from grade 6 through 12, many of whom I still call friends.
Ransom Riggs
I'd always wanted to write a novel, but after attending film school, I'd spent five years knocking on Hollywood's door and had put that idea aside.
Ransom Riggs
I have an unusual hobby: I collect pictures of people I don't know. It started when I was a kid growing up in South Florida, the land of junk stores, garage sales, and flea markets, as a kind of coping mechanism.
Ransom Riggs
Los Angeles, which is where I live, happens to be a great place for junk. People have a lot of it, and they sell it and trade it: At these big swap meets, many, many hundreds of dealers of junk will descend upon a football field on a Saturday and sell all their stuff.
Ransom Riggs
Every snapshot collector has obsessions. Some only collect photos of cars. Others like World War II, or babies, or old-timey girls in old-timey swimsuits. I happen to collect the weird stuff: photos that make the hair on the back of your neck stand up a little. The uncanny.
Ransom Riggs
I loved the idea of a book of fairytales meant especially for peculiar children, and I love even more the idea of making that fictional book real.
Ransom Riggs
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