Quotes from Lloyd Alexander
"After high school, I worked as a messenger boy at a local bank."
"After I saved some money, I quit work and went to a local college."
"After seven years of writing - and working many jobs to support my family - I finally got published."
"All that writers can do is keep trying to say what is deepest in their hearts."
"Eventually, I was sent to Wales and Germany, and after the war, to Paris."
"I decided that adventure was the best way to learn about writing."
"I first wrote for adults, but when I started writing for young people, it was the most creative and liberating experience of my life."
"I loved all the world's mythologies."
"If reading offered any preparation for writing, there were grounds for hope. I had been reading as long as I could remember."
"If writers learn more from their books than do readers, perhaps I may have begun to learn."
"It was 1943. The U.S. had already entered World War II, so I decided to join the army."
"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."
"Life abroad was fascinating, but I longed for home. If I was to write anything worthwhile, I needed to be closer to my roots."
"Most of my books have been written in the form of fantasy."
"My concern is how we learn to be genuine human beings."
"My family pleaded with me to forget literature and do something sensible, such as find some sort of useful work."
"My parents were horrified when I told them I wanted to be an author."
"Shakespeare, Dickens, Mark Twain, and so many others were my dearest friends and greatest teachers."
"There's this huge number of desperate people."
"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."
"We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself."
"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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