Walter Dean Myers was a prominent American writer who considered young minds to be his true audience and specialized in writing books for children and young adults. His schooling started at around the age of six, and he dropped out from the senior school at seventeen. His schooling days were difficult, owing to his speech impairment. He understood that he had to be intellectual if he were to have a bright future. But having a dysfunctional family and poverty meant that he had to drop out from school and earn. He joined the army at 17, but did not stop writing. He was discharged after four years in the army, and earned a graduation from ‘Empire State College’, in arts. His first book was, ‘Where Does the Day go’, a picture book for kids. After this, he published more than 110 acclaimed titles. The following quotations and thoughts by the distinguished writer which have been extracted from the vast sea of his work will give you a glimpse of his creative mind. Read on the compilation of quotes and sayings by Walter Dean Myers that will teach you how to win against all odds.