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    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.
    — 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.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: hero 
     
    All that writers can do is keep trying to say what is deepest in their hearts.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: heart 
     
    Evil cannot be conquered by wishing.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: evil 
     
    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.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: human  right  dog  mind 
     
    Child, child, do you not see? For each of us comes a time when we must be more than what we are.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: children  time  child 
     
    If the pull of the outside world is strong, there is also a pull towards the human. The cat may disappear on its own errands, but sooner or later, it returns once again for a little while, to greet us with its own type of love.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: world  human  strong  cat 
     
    Seize the day, whatever's in it to seize, before something comes along and seizes you.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    Neither refuse to give help when it is needed,... nor refuse to accept it when it is offered.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: help 
     
    I think imagination is at the heart of everything we do. Scientific discoveries couldn't have happened without imagination. Art, music, and literature couldn't exist without imagination. And so anything that strengthens imagination, and reading certainly does that, can help us for the rest of our lives.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    We don't need to have just one favorite. We keep adding favorites. Our favorite book is always the book that speaks most directly to us at a particular stage in our lives. And our lives change. We have other favorites that give us what we most need at that particular time. But we never lose the old favorites. They're always with us. We just sort of accumulate them.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: time  live  book 
     
    Thinking is a bit uncomfortable, but you'll get used to it. A matter of time and practice.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: time  thinking 
     
    I decided that adventure was the best way to learn about writing.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: adventure  learn  writing 
     
    We hold each other's lives in our open hands, not in clenched fists.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: live 
     
    The journey is the treasure.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: journey 
     
    Two cats can live as cheaply as one, and their owner has twice as much fun
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: live  fun  cat 
     
    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.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: death  wishes 
     
    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.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: truth  men  alone  knowing  hero 
     
    You have a point," said Fronto, "and even a poet must occasionally bow to logic.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: logic  poet 
     
    ...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?
    — Lloyd Alexander
    Is there worse evil than that which goes in the mask of good?
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: evil 
     
    If you want truth you should begin by giving it.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: truth  giving 
     
    Keep reading. It's one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: adventure  reading 
     
    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.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.
    — 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.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    And so they lived many happy years, and the promised tasks were accomplished. Yet long afterward, when all had passed away into distant memory, there were many who wondered whether King Taran, Queen Eilonwy, and their companions had indeed walked the earth, or whether they had been no more than dreams in a tale set down to beguile children. And, in time, only the bards knew the truth of it.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    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.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: men 
     
    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.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: death  evil  justice  rules  noble  worth 
     
    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.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: men  master  strength 
     
    This much have I learned: A man's life weighs more than glory, and a price paid in blood is a heavy reckoning.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: blood 
     
    There is truth in all things, if you understand them well.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: truth 
     
    My concern is how we learn to be genuine human beings.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: human  learn 
     
    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.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: evil  true  seeing  courage 
     
    The dear girl, I fear, may be contemplating some alarming, disruptive perhaps dangerous project. In which case, I would naturally do all in my power to keep her from any such rash or foolhardy enterprise " unless she wished me to accompany her.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: fear  power  girls  dangerous 
     
    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.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: risk 
     
    Shakespeare, Dickens, Mark Twain, and so many others were my dearest friends and greatest teachers.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: friends 
     
    My parents were horrified when I told them I wanted to be an author.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: author  parent 
     
    Every man is a hero if he strives more for others than for himself alone.
    — Lloyd Alexander
    tags: men  alone  hero 
     
    A crown is more discomfort than adornment. If you have learned that, you have already learned much.
    — Lloyd Alexander
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    lloyd alexander
    Birth    : January 30, 1924
    Death  : May 17, 2007
    Occupation  : Author