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

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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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She has given you something of value: the truth in her heart.
[Truth] [Lloyd Alexander]

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If a storyteller worried about the facts - my dear Lucian, how could he ever get at the truth?
[Storytelling] [Lloyd Alexander] [Storyteller]

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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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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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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]