Lloyd Alexander Quotes

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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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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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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.
[Forgiveness] [Revenge] [Lloyd Alexander] [Grudge]

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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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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] [Comebacks] [Comical] [Sharp]

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Llonio said life was a net for luck; to Hevydd the Smith life was a forge; and to Dwyvach the Weaver-Woman a loom. They spoke truly, for it is all of these. But you,' Taran said, his eyes meeting the potter's, 'you have shown me life is one thing more. It is clay to be shaped, as raw clay on a potter's wheel.
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She has given you something of value: the truth in her heart.
[Truth] [Lloyd Alexander]

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No matter what happens, you're not a pig boy, you're an Assistant Pig Keeper! -Eilonwy
[Lloyd Alexander] [Eilonway] [Prydain] [Taran]

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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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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.
[Funny] [Adventure] [Humorous] [Silly] [Lloyd Alexander] [Comebacks]

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You have a point," said Fronto, "and even a poet must occasionally bow to logic.
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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.
[Lloyd Alexander] [Craftsmanship]