We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.

— Lloyd Alexander

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

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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.

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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.

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Lloyd Alexander quote Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality

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

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He [the cat] liked to peep into the refrigerator and risk having his head shut in by the closing door. He also climbed to the top of the stove, discontinuing the practice after he singed his tail.

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...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?

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The only thing a cat worries about is what's happening right now.

As we tell the kittens, you can only wash one paw at a time.

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Seize the day, whatever's in it to seize, before something comes along and seizes you.

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

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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.

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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.

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I only suggest to you: Will you dwell on killing this man? You wish for revenge? If you do, he has already killed you by slow poison. So, let it go. Why waste your time? His life will see to his death.

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Thinking is a bit uncomfortable, but you'll get used to it. A matter of time and practice.

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About Lloyd Alexander

Quotes 128 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Writer
Birthday October 16

My concern is how we learn to be genuine human beings.

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All that writers can do is keep trying to say what is deepest in their hearts.

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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.

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There's this huge number of desperate people.

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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.

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Most of my books have been written in the form of fantasy.

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Eventually, I was sent to Wales and Germany, and after the war, to Paris.

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It was 1943. The U.S. had already entered World War II, so I decided to join the army.

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The journey is the treasure.

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My parents were horrified when I told them I wanted to be an author.

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After I saved some money, I quit work and went to a local college.

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Most cats do not approach humans recklessly.

The possibility of concealed weapons, clods or sticks, tend to make them reserved. Homeless cats in particular-with some justification, unfortunately-consider humans their natural enemies. Much ceremony must be observed, and a number of diplomatic feelers put out, before establishing a state of truce.

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After seven years of writing - and working many jobs to support my family - I finally got published.

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I loved all the world's mythologies.

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My family pleaded with me to forget literature and do something sensible, such as find some sort of useful work.

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True allegiance is only given willingly.

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I'm convinced that imagination is at the heart of everything we do - in art, science, even astrophysics and higher mathematics. Imagination leads us to ask, "What if?"

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The dear girl, I fear, may be contemplating some alarming, disruptive perhaps dangerous project. In which case, I would naturally do all in my power to keep her from any such rash or foolhardy enterprise – unless she wished me to accompany her.

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Shakespeare, Dickens, Mark Twain, and so many others were my dearest friends and greatest teachers.

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Any fool can tell a story. Take a few odds and ends of things that happen to you, dress them up, shuffle them about, add a dash of excitement, a little color, and there you have it.

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Ever since human beings learned to talk to each other, we've been fascinated with storytelling of every kind. Blessed (or cursed) with insatiable curiosity, we have to know what happens next.

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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.

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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.

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What you may seek and what you may find are not always one.

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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.

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Story, finally, is humanity's autobiography.

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Is there not glory enough in living the days given to us? You should know there is adventure in simply being among those we love and the things we love, and beauty, too.

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A taste for adventure is by no means a masculine monopoly.

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Evil cannot be conquered by wishing.

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If you want truth you should begin by giving it.

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Go back' Taran shouted at the top of his voice.

'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.

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Stale water is a poor drink. Stale skill is worse. And the man who walks in his own footsteps only ends where he began.

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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.

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Behind one truth there is always yet another.

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Count the deed, not the thought.

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By all means," cried the bard, his eyes lighting up.

"A Fflam to the rescue! Storm the castle! Carry it by assault! Batter down the gates!" "There's not much of it left to storm," said Eilonwy. "Oh?" said Fflewddur, with disappointment. "Very well, we shall do the best we can.

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Who but lovers dream alike?

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