Lloyd Alexander Quotes

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Shakespeare, Dickens, Mark Twain, and so many others were my dearest friends and greatest teachers.
[Dear] [Lloyd Alexander]

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Most of us are called on to perform tasks far beyond what we can do. Our capabilities seldom match our aspirations, and we are often woefully unprepared. To this extent, we are all Assistant Pig-Keepers at heart.
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We don't need to have just one favorite. We keep adding favorites. Our favorite book is always the book that speaks most directly to us at a particular stage in our lives. And our lives change. We have other favorites that give us what we most need at that particular time. But we never lose the old favorites. They're always with us. We just sort of accumulate them.
[Reading] [Lloyd Alexander] [Favorites] [Favorite Books]

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The journey is the treasure.
[Lloyd Alexander] [Quests]

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All that writers can do is keep trying to say what is deepest in their hearts.
[Writers] [Lloyd Alexander]

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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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What seems to be love beyond any question is usually a simple case of indigestion.
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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.
[Life] [Books] [Reading] [Writers] [Lloyd Alexander] [Readers]

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Dealing with the impossible, fantasy can show us what may be really possible. If there is grief, there is the possibility of consolation; if hurt, the possibility of healing; and above all, the curative power of hope. If fantasy speaks to us as we are, it also speaks to us as we might be
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For the deeds of a man, not the words of a prophecy, are what shape his destiny.
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I intend to follow the path of virtue. It will not be overcrowded.
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Just because you've seen something doesn't mean you'll stop looking. There's always something you didn't see before.
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Find what you want. I will find you.
[Faith] [Lloyd Alexander] [Bonds]

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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'm trying to make myself invisible. -That's an odd thing to attempt.
[Books] [Lloyd Alexander]

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-"He loved her...It was noble of him. It was beautiful." -"It was stupid.
[Funny] [Comedy] [Humorous] [Witty] [Satire] [Ironic] [Lloyd Alexander] [Comical] [Comebacks] [Sharp]

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Trust your luck, Taran Wanderer. But don't forget to put out your nets!
[Luck] [Lloyd Alexander]

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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...
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Perhaps,' Taran said quietly, watching the moon-white riverbank slip past them, 'perhaps you have the truth of it. At first I felt as you did. Then I remember thinking of Eilonwy, only of her; and the bauble showed its light. Prince Rhun was ready to lay down his life; his thoughts were for our safety, not at all for his own. And because he offered the greatest sacrifice, the bauble glowed brightest for him. Can that be its secret? To think more for others than ourselves?' That would seem to be one of its secrets, at least,' replied Fflewddur. 'Once you've discovered that, you've discovered a great secret indeed--with or without the bauble.
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So be it. Long ago I yearned to be a hero without knowing, in truth, what a hero was. Now, perhaps, I understand it a little better. A grower of turnips or a shaper of clay, a Commot farmer or a king - every man is a hero if he strives more for others than for himself alone. Once you told me that the seeking counts more than the finding. So, too, must the striving count more than the gain.
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