Lloyd Alexander

#55257 Lloyd Alexander

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

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

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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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#55260 Lloyd Alexander

King Arthur was one of my heroes - I played with a trash can lid for a knightly shield and my uncle's cane for the sword Excalibur. .

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

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#55262 Lloyd Alexander

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

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

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#55264 Lloyd Alexander

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

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

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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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#55267 Lloyd Alexander

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

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#55268 Lloyd Alexander

I loved all the world's mythologies. .

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If writers learn more from their books than do readers, perhaps I may have begun to learn. .

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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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#55271 Lloyd Alexander

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

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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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There's this huge number of desperate people. .

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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. .

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#337838 Lloyd Alexander

“But I’m Pharaoh,” Neter-Khet said. “I’m supposed to give orders.” “That doesn’t mean anything to a cat,” said Jason. “Didn’t anybody ever tell you? “Nobody tells me,” Neter-Khet said. “I tell them. Besides, they were my cats, weren’t they?” “In a way they were,” Jason said, “and in a way they weren’t. A cat can belong to you, but you can’t own him. There’s a difference.”Chapter 3 “Neter-Khet” p. 20 .

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Why? Dallben interrupted. In some cases, he said, we learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.Chapter 1 .

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He’s as impartial as a herring’s backbone, for he favors neither side and is attached to both!Chapter 15 “The Manxmen” p. 152 .

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Neither refuse to give help when it is needed, Medwyn continued, nor refuse to accept it when it is offered.Chapter 13 .

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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.Chapter 19 .

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“Didn’t you ever see a cat before?” “Of course I did,” said the boy. “Hundreds of them. But just because you’ve seen something, it doesn’t mean you stop looking. There’s always something you didn’t see before.”Chapter 10 “Odranoel” pp. 100-101 .

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“How then?” Taran asked. “Could The Book of Three deceive you?” “No, it could not.” Dallben said. “The book is thus called because it tells all three parts of our lives: the past, the present, and the future. But it could as well be called a book of ‘if.’ If you had failed at your tasks; if you had followed an evil path; if you had been slain; if you had not chosen as you did — a thousand ‘ifs,’ my boy, and many times a thousand. The Book of Three can say no more than ‘if’ until at the end, of all things that might have been, one alone becomes what really is. For the deeds of a man, not the words of a prophecy, are what shape his destiny.”Chapter 21 .

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“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,” he added, “you told me that the seeking counts more than the finding. So, too, must the striving count more than the gain. “Once, I hoped for a glorious destiny,” Taran went on, smiling at his own memory. “That dream has vanished with my childhood; and though a pleasant dream it was fit only for a child. I am well content as an Assistant Pig-Keeper.”Chapter 21 .

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