Lloyd Alexander Quotes

Lloyd Alexander Quotes

Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.

Forgive me....I called you an idiot. I spoke too hastily. You are not. Had I given it more thought, I would have called you a scoundrel.

I decided that adventure was the best way to learn about writing.

...Writings can be stolen, or changed, or used for evil purposes. But isn't the risk worth taking? The more people who share knowledge, the greater safeguard for it. Isn't there more danger in ignorance than knowledge?

Books can truly change our lives: the lives of those who read them, the lives of those who write them. Readers and writers alike discover things they never knew about the world and about themselves.

Keep reading. It's one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.

Indeed, the more we find to love, the more we add to the measure of our hearts.

She has given you something of value: the truth in her heart.

He will not succeed in this," Taran said. "Somehow, we must find a way to escape. We dare not lose hope."
"I agree absolutely," Fflewddur answered. "Your general idea is excellent; it's only the details that are lacking...

-"He loved her...It was noble of him. It was beautiful."

-"It was stupid.

I think imagination is at the heart of everything we do. Scientific discoveries couldn't have happened without imagination. Art, music, and literature couldn't exist without imagination. And so anything that strengthens imagination, and reading certainly does that, can help us for the rest of our lives.

Find what you want. I will find you.

I think we should always remember that reading - the experience of a book - is a very private, very personal kind of thing. Sometimes the best response to such an experience is: silence.

There is an exuberance in good fantasy quite unlike the most exalted moments of realistic fiction. Both forms have similar goals; but realism walks where fantasy dances.

I can't imagine why knowledge, truth and love should be so much of a secret

The muse in charge of fantasy wears good, sensible shoes.

Hope is an essential thread in the fabric of all fantasies, an Ariadne's thread to guide us out of the labyrinth ... Human beings have always needed hope, and surely now more than ever.

It is harsh enough for each man to bear his own wound. But he who leads bears the wounds of all who follow him.

The vitality of art is its capacity for infinite expansion. One form doesn't preclude another any more than the existence of Mozart makes the existence of Bach superfluous.

Each day of war takes us farther from all we could hope to be or do. We gain nothing but heartbreak, and lose everything we cherish. Our lives erode and diminish, our children see no future except a calendar of anguish and death. Our only hope for tomorrow is for peace now.

In an age that seems to be increasingly dehumanized, when people can be transformed into non-persons, and where a great deal of our adult art seems to diminish our lives rather than add to them, children's literature insists on the values of humanity and humaneness.

If you want truth, you should begin by giving it.

I can't make sense out of that girl," he said to the bard, "Can you?"

"Never mind," Fflewddur said, "We aren't really expected to.

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