Lloyd Chudley Alexander (January 30, 1924 - May 17, 2007) was an influential American author of more than forty books, mostly fantasy novels for children and adolescents, as well as several adult books. His most famous contribution to the field of children's literature is the fantasy series The Chronicles of Prydain.
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We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.
What you may seek and what you may find are not always one.
Fantasy, in addition to being great storytelling, moves us at some unique and profound level. It has, I think, the power of mythology, or ancient dreams we have always and forever shared. In it, we find our real world and our real selves.
Stale water is a poor drink. Stale skill is worse. And the man who walks in his own footsteps only ends where he began.
No, no," said Taran slowly, "It would be folly to think of attacking them.
" He smiled quickly at Fflewddur. "The bards would sing of us," he admitted, "but we'd be in no position to appreciate it.
'Have you lost your wits?' Eilonwy, for it was she, half-halted. She had tucked her plaited hair under a leather helmet. The Princess of Llyr smiled cheerfully at him. 'I understand you're upset,' she shouted back, 'but that's no cause to be rude.' She galloped on. For a time, Taran could not believe he had really seen her.
If you want truth you should begin by giving it.
If life is a loom, the pattern you weave is not so easily unraveled.
Fantasy is, I believe, the great nourisher of imagination.
To paraphrase Einstein on how to develop intelligence in young people: Read fairy tales. Then read more fairy tales.
Craftsmanship isn't like water in an earthen pot, to be taken out by the dipperful until it's empty. No, the more drawn out the more remains.
Thinking is a bit uncomfortable, but you'll get used to it. A matter of time and practice.
A taste for adventure is by no means a masculine monopoly.
Once you have courage to look upon evil, seeing it for what it is and naming it by its true name, it is powerless against you, and you can destroy it.
Most of my books have been written in the form of fantasy.
The Prydain Companion is more than a quick reference or handy glossary, though it is all of that as well. Instructive, certainly. But, like any good companion, a pleasure to be with over a long period of time.
The destinies of men are woven one with the other, and you can turn aside from them no more than you can turn aside from your own.
Paradoxically, in fantasy for young people I was able to express my own deepest feelings and attitudes more than I had ever done in writing for adults.
...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?
All that writers can do is keep trying to say what is deepest in their hearts.
Two cats can live as cheaply as one, and their owner has twice as much fun
And thus did an Assistant Pig-Keeper become High King of Prydain.
Keep reading. It's one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.
What! I don't care about being a princess! And since I'm already a young lady, how else could I behave? That's like asking a fish not to swim!" ~Princess Eilonwy, daughter of Angharad, daughter of Regat, of the Royal house of Llyr
Just because you've seen something doesn't mean you'll stop looking.
There's always something you didn't see before.
If I fret over tomorrow, I'll have little joy today.
Who but lovers dream alike?
There's this huge number of desperate people.
Eventually, I was sent to Wales and Germany, and after the war, to Paris.
Count the deed, not the thought.
If the pull of the outside world is strong, there is also a pull towards the human. The cat may disappear on its own errands, but sooner or later, it returns once again for a little while, to greet us with its own type of love.
There is more honor in a field well plowed than in a field steeped in blood.
-"He loved her...It was noble of him. It was beautiful." -"It was stupid.
The art is more important than the artist.
The work is more important than the person who does it. You must be prepared to sacrifice all the you could possibly have, be, or do; you must be willing to go all the way for your art. If it is a question between choosing between your life and a work of art -- any work of art -- your decision is made for you.
Draw Dyrnwyn, only thou of noble worth, to rule with justice, to strike down evil. Who wields it in good cause shall slay even the Lord of Death.
Are you slow-witted? I'm so sorry for you. It's terrible to be dull and stupid.
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.
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.
Using the device of an imaginary world allows me in some strange way to go to the central issues - it's one of many ways to express feelings about real people, about real human relationships.
Every man is a hero if he strives more for others than for himself alone.