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#1. After I saved some money, I quit work and went to a local college. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#2. True allegiance is only given willingly. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#3. Our pride is not in fighting but in farming; In the work of our, hands not our blades. Never have we sought war. We come to the Banner of the white pig because it is the banner of our friend, Terran Wanderer. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#4. A man who claims to be fearless is an idiot or a liar. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#5. 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 ... - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#6. What seems to be love beyond any question is usually a simple case of indigestion. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#7. All agreed that Quickset was the cleverest cat in the world. And, since Quickset had the same opinion, it was surely true. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#8. When I was discharged, I attended the University of Paris and met a beautiful Parisian girl, Janine. We soon married and eventually returned to the States. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#9. When prophecies give no help, men must find it themselves. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#10. How easy it is to think well of ourselves. Until the moment is upon us, we can never be certain. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#11. I like looking back at art-work or my writing and seeing it in a different perspective...It shows how much one has grown as a creator. Perfection may not exist in reality but I always strive to capture the beauty in whatever I happen to be doing. - Author: Alexander Lloyd Curran
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#12. Who but lovers dream alike? - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#13. You know how chickens are, imagining the world coming to an end one moment, then pecking corn the next. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#14. Shakespeare, Dickens, Mark Twain, and so many others were my dearest friends and greatest teachers. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#15. A taste for adventure is by no means a masculine monopoly. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#16. I decided that adventure was the best way to learn about writing. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#17. Neither refuse to give help when it is needed, ... nor refuse to accept it when it is offered. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#18. Behind one truth there is always yet another. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#19. In some cases we learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#20. Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#21. The muse in charge of fantasy wears good, sensible shoes. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#22. Story , finally, is humanity 's autobiography . - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#23. Of wisdom there are as many patterns as a loom can weave. Yours is the wisdom of good and kindly heart. Scarce it is and its worth all the greater. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#24. My luck's no greater than yours or any man's. You need only sharpen your eyes to see your luck when it comes, and sharpen your wits to use what falls into your hands. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#25. 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 - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#26. 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. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#27. Eventually, I was sent to Wales and Germany, and after the war, to Paris. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#28. At the end of knowledge, wisdom begins, and at the end of wisdom, there is not grief ... but hope - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#29. Is there worse evil than that which goes in the mask of good? - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#30. There is truth in all things, if you understand them well. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#31. There's this huge number of desperate people. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#32. It is beyond any man's wisdom to judge the secret heart of another ... for in it are good and evil mixed. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#33. She has given you something of value: the truth in her heart. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#34. I ask no comfort," Taran replied, "but the truth, be it harsh or happy."
"Ah, my sweet robin," said Orddu, "for the finding of that, nothing is harder. There are those who have spent lifetimes at it, and many in worse plight than yours. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#35. Do you not believe that animals know grief and fear and pain? The world of men is not an easy one for them. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#36. Every man is a hero if he strives more for others than for himself alone. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#37. 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. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#38. 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? - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#39. I can't imagine why knowledge, truth and love should be so much of a secret - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#40. 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. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#41. Thinking is a bit uncomfortable, but you'll get used to it. A matter of time and practice. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#42. 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. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#43. He was a great poet" They lamented.
No, he was not a great poet," said Theo, "He was a good poet, he could have been better. That's the real loss don't you see? - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#44. Stale water is a poor drink,' said Annlaw. 'Stale skill is worse. And the man who walks in his own footsteps only ends where he began. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#45. Keep reading
It's one of the
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#46. 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. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#47. Well," said Eilonwy, "you can't blame Rhun for being born. I mean, you could, but that wouldn't help matters. It's like kicking a rock with your bare foot. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#48. Until the thirst for power parched his throat, he was a fearless and noble lord. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#49. And so shall honor Morgant," Gwydion said, "for what he used to be, and Ellidyr Prince of Pen-Llarcau for what he became. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#50. I fear I our good dwarf has lost his taste for adventure. I managed to get word to him, thinking he might come along with me for the sport of it. He sent back a message. All it said was 'Humph! - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#51. Is a man truly what he see himself to be?'
'Only if what he sees is true. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#52. If life is a loom, the pattern you weave is not so easily unraveled. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#53. She had no particular breed in mind, no unusual requirements. Except the special sense of mutual recognition that tells dog and human they have both come to the right place. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#54. It was 1943. The U.S. had already entered World War II, so I decided to join the army. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#55. From a swift canter the powerful legs of Melynlas stretched to a gallop. The stallion's muscles heaved beneath him and Taran, sword raised, plunged into the sea of men. His head spun and he gasped as if drowning. He realized he was terrified. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#56. Don't frown so, you'll look old before your time. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#57. Indeed, the more we find to love, the more we add to the measure of our hearts. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#58. For the deeds of a man, not the words of a prophecy, are what shape his destiny. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#59. One way everything looks all right, the other way, it looks all wrong. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#60. For man to be worthy of any rank, he must strive first to be a man. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#61. It is harsh enough for each man to bear his own wound. But he who leads bears the wounds of all who follow him. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#62. 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. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#63. At the end of their grim race, death might be the only prize. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#64. There is more honor in a field well plowed than in a field steeped in blood. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#65. A crown is a pitiless master, harsher than the staff of a pig-keeper; while a staff bears up, a crown weighs down, beyond the strength of any man to wear it lightly. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#66. When imagination fails, compassion and humaneness dwindle and atrophy along with it. Unleavened by imagination, the variety and richness of life turn into flat abstractions; people become objects to be manipulated
with the social consequences we know all too well. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#67. What you may seek and what you may find are not always one. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#68. True kinship has naught to do with blood ties, however strong they be. I think we are all kin, brothers and sisters one to the other, all children of all parents. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#69. Like his fellow genius, Tolkien, C.S. Lewis has redefined the nature of fantasy, adding richness beauty, and dimension ... In our times, every fantasy realm must be measured in comparison with Narnia. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#70. Child, child, do you not see? For each of us comes a time when we must be more than what we are. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#71. I can't make sense out of that girl," he said to the bard, "Can you?"
"Never mind," Fflewddur said, "We aren't really expected to. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#72. I intend to follow the path of virtue. It will not be overcrowded. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#73. 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. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#74. Just because you've seen something doesn't mean you'll stop looking. There's always something you didn't see before. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#75. 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. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#76. I loved all the world's mythologies. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#77. A man's life weighs more then glory, and a price paid in blood is a heavy reckoning. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#78. The journey is the treasure. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#79. Namaste, Prince of Naga-loka. I'm grateful. You're a fine fellow." He stuck out his tongue and grinned wickedly. "For a royal wriggler."
"Namaste, O flea-ridden tree-climber," Shesha replied, with a fond glint in his eyes. "May your life be as long as you insolence is great. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#80. I can't stand people who say 'I told you so.' That's worse than somebody coming up and eating your dinner before you have a chance to sit down. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#81. For the odd thing about wisdom is the more you use it the more it grows; and the more you share, the more you gain. You'd be amazed how few understand that. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#82. After seven years of writing - and working many jobs to support my family - I finally got published. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#83. Gwydion stood as a wolf at bay, his green eyes glittering, his teeth bared. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#84. The ocean filled the footprints where a boy and cat had stood. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#85. As a boy, he had dreamed of taking a man's place among men; and, as a boy, had deemed himself well fit to do so. Now, amid the grizzled, battle-wise warriors, his strength seemed feeble, his knowledge clouded. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#86. Children's books are written to be read, adult books are written to be talked about at cocktail parties - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#87. My parents were horrified when I told them I wanted to be an author. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#88. 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. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#89. Two things never mix: one is enchantments and the other is meddling with them. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#90. Evil cannot be conquered by wishing. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#91. Servants ran to wake the young king, Tamar, already awake and watching from his balcony. Curious, naturally. Not altogether pleased. No more than anyone would be, jolted out of a sound sleep by unexpected elephants. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#92. A lady doesn't insist on having her own way. Then, next thing you know, it all works out somehow, without one's even trying. I thought I'd never learn, though it's really quite easy once you get the knack. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#93. 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. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#94. Often the trouble with magical things. They're never quite what you'd expect. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#95. I think we should always remember that reading
the experience of a book
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#96. I can't say I'm unhappy about it,' added the bard, 'I get along well enough with mice, and I've always been found of birds, but when you put the two together I'd just as soon avoid them. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#97. If I do find pride, I'll not find it in what I was or what I am, but what I may become. Not in my birth, but in myself. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#98. Some days are like that ... and what's to be done about it? Nothing, alas, but hope things will brighten, which they very likely won't. But there you are, it's all one can do. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#99. 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. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#100. My family pleaded with me to forget literature and do something sensible, such as find some sort of useful work. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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