My Favourite Quotes

“I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then.”
– Lewis Carroll

“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
– Lewis Carroll

“One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.”
― Lewis Carroll
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
― C.S. Lewis
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
― C.S. Lewis
“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
― C.S. Lewis
“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”
― C.S. Lewis
“The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping-stones. Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better.”
― Enid Blyton,
“I’m good at exploring roofs. You never know when that kind of thing comes in useful.”
― Enid Blyton,
“I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.”
― Beatrix Potter
“Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.”
― Beatrix Potter
“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.”
― Beatrix Potter
“Never laugh at live dragons.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl
“Don’t gobblefunk around with words.”
― Roald Dahl,
“I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”
― Roald Dahl
“A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it”
― Roald Dahl
“Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people.”
― Roald Dahl
“…those who have their mouths open all the time generally have their ears shut.”
― Alan Dean Foster
“Life is problems. Living is solving problems.”
― Raymond E. Feist,
“Friends can betray you, but with an old enemy, you always know where you stand.”
― Raymond E. Feist,
“Don’t assume the world evolved in the order in which you discovered it.”
― Raymond E. Feist
“Never accept the proposition that just because a solution satisfies a problem, that it must be the only solution.”
― Raymond E. Feist
“Thinking is not always…comforting. It is always good, but not always comforting.

― Robin Hobb
“May my heart be kind, my mind fierce, and my spirit brave.”
― Kate Forsyth,
“I think fantasy is best described as a kind of fiction that evokes wonder, mystery or magic, a sense of possibility beyond the ordinary world in which we live, and yet which reflects and comments upon that known world.”
― Kate Forsyth
“Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.”
― Terry Pratchett
“It would seem that you have no useful skill or talent whatsoever,” he said. “Have you thought of going into teaching?”
― Terry Pratchett
“After all, what else is scientific enquiry of any sort other than a controlled version of banging one’s head against the universe until something gives?”
― Tom Holt
“All that I hope to say in books, all that I ever hope to say, is that I love the world.”
― E.B. White
“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”
― E.B. White
“Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.”
― E.B. White
“A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word to paper.”
― E.B. White
“Writing is both mask and unveiling.”
― E.B. White
“Be obscure clearly.”
― E.B. White
“Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.”
― E.B. White
“I admire anybody who has the guts to write anything at all.”
― E.B. White

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