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    The dead are often known to eat 27 and 53
    — David Almond
    I don't want to be little again. But at the same time I do. I want to be me like I was then, and me as I am now, and me like I'll be in the future. I want to be me and nothing but me. I want to be crazy as the moon, wild as the wind and still as the earth. I want to be every single thing it's possible to be. I'm growing and I don't know how to grow. I'm living but I haven't started living yet.
    — David Almond
    tags: time  living  future  earth  crazy  wild  moon 
     
    My work explores the frontier between rationalism and superstition and the wavering boundary between the two.
    — David Almond
    tags: work 
     
    Maybe we're all in somebody's dream. Maybe everything's a dream, and nothing else.
    — David Almond
    tags: dreams 
     
    Its always been the case that politicians want different things from children than good educators do. Good educators want imaginative, exploratory beings, but politicians just want economic units.
    — David Almond
    Yes. But sad's alright. Sad's just apart of everything
    — David Almond
    tags: sad 
     
    There's light and joy, but there's also darkness all around and we can be lost in it.
    — David Almond
    tags: joy  darkness  lost 
     
    Truth and dreams are always getting muddled,
    — David Almond
    tags: truth  dreams 
     
    I sit in my tree I sing like the birds My beak is my pen My songs are my poems.
    — David Almond
    tags: song  poem 
     
    Writing will be like a journey, every word a footstep that takes me further into undiscovered land.
    — David Almond
    tags: journey  writing 
     
    This is our world. Aye, there's more than enough of darkness in it. But over everything there's all this joy, Kit. There's all this lovely, lovely light.
    — David Almond
    tags: joy  world  darkness 
     
    Books. They are lined up on shelves or stacked on a table. There they are wrapped up in there jackets, lines of neat print on nicely bound pages. They look like such orderly, static things. Then you, the reader come along. You open the book jacket, and it can be like opening the gates to an unknown city, or opening the lid of a treasure chest. You read the first word and you're off on a journy of exploration and discovery.
    — David Almond
    tags: discovery  book  read 
     
    We come to a lamp beside the pathway, and suddenly we stop walking, and we start to dance, and we glitter in the shafts of light, like stars, like flies, like flakes of dust.
    — David Almond
    tags: star  dance 
     
    A good bookshop is not just about selling books from shelves, but reaching out into the world and making a difference.
    — David Almond
    tags: world  book 
     
    And what is wrong with playing with words? Words love to be played with, just like children or kittens do!
    — David Almond
    tags: children  child  wrong 
     
    Sometimes we just have to accept there are things we can't know. Why is your sister ill? Why did my father die?"Sometimes we think we should be able to know everything. But we can't. we have to allow ourselves to see what there is to see, and we have to imagine.
    — David Almond
    tags: father  imagine 
     
    Everybody's got the seam of goodness in them, Kit," said Grandpa. "Just a matter of whether it can be found and brought out into the light.
    — David Almond
    tags: goodness 
     
    We have each other, and our stories twist and mingle like the twisting currents of a river. We hold each other tight as we spin and lurch across our lives. There are moments of great joy and magic. The most astounding things can lie waiting as each day dawns, as each page turns.
    — David Almond
    tags: joy  live  magic  lies  moment  stories 
     
    Anything seems possible at night when the rest of the world has gone to sleep.
    — David Almond
    tags: world  sleep  night  gone 
     
    The best tip for writing is just to write; to sit down and write, to begin doing it and not to be scared by the blank page.
    — David Almond
    tags: writing  write 
     
    I thought how you can never tell just by looking at them what they were thinking or what was happening In their lives. Even when you got daft people or drunk people on buses, people that went on stupid and shouted rubbish or tried to tell you all about themselves, you could never really tell about them either... I knew if somebody looked at me, they'd know nothing about me, either.
    — David Almond
    Then what shall I write? I can't just write that this happened then this happened then this happened to boring infinitum. I'll let my journal grow just like the mind does, just like a tree or beast does, just like life does. Why should a book tell a tale in a dull straight line? Words should wander and meander. They should fly like owls and flicker like bats and slip like cats. They should murmur and scream and dance and sing.
    — David Almond
    tags: cat  mind  book  write  dance 
     
    She finds tales everywhere, in grains of sand she picks up from the garden, in puffs of smoke that drift out from the chimneys of the village, in fragments of smooth timber or glass in the jetsam. She will ask them, "Where did you come from? How did you get here?" And they will answer her in voices very like her own, but with new lilts and squeaks and splashes in them that show they are their own.
    — David Almond
    tags: garden  smoke 
     
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