- "You've got to remember who you're writing for. You're not merely writing for children. You're writing for the unfortunate people who've got to read the stories over, and over, and over again."
- ―Wilbert Awdry
Wilbert Vere Awdry OBE (June 15th, 1911 - March 21st, 1997), better known as the Reverend W. Awdry, was an English Anglican clergyman, railway enthusiast and children's author. He is best known for creating the Railway Series, and wrote the first twenty-six books of the series until he retired. His series was later the basis for the television show, Thomas & Friends.