Lloyd Alexander

«Is there worse evil than that which goes in the mask of good?»

Lloyd Alexander


«The muse in charge of fantasy wears good, sensible shoes.»

Lloyd Alexander


«I can't make sense out of that girl," he said to the bard, "Can you?"»

Lloyd Alexander


«I can't imagine why knowledge, truth and love should be so much of a secret»

Lloyd Alexander


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

Lloyd Alexander


«It is strange,' he said at last. 'I had longed to enter the world of men. Now I see it filled with sorrow, with cruelty and treachery, with those who would destroy all around them.'»

Lloyd Alexander


«Find what you want. I will find you.»

Lloyd Alexander


«...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


«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


«Keep reading. It's one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.»

Lloyd Alexander


«Indeed, the more we find to love, the more we add to the measure of our hearts.»

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


«A shade of sorrow passed over Taliesin's face. 'There are those,' he said gently, 'who must first learn loss, despair, and grief. Of all paths to wisdom, this is the cruelest and longest. Are you one who must follow such a way? This even I cannot know. If you are, take heart nonetheless. Those who reach the end do more than gain wisdom. As rough wool becomes cloth, and crude clay a vessel, so do they change and fashion wisdom for others, and what they give back is greater than what they won.»

Lloyd Alexander


«Forgive me....I called you an idiot. I spoke too hastily. You are not. Had I given it more thought, I would have called you a scoundrel.»

Lloyd Alexander


«Torrens kicked at the door until it was finally opened. The farm couple and three youngsters had been eating breakfast in the common room. The yard dog would have bounded in had not Torrens kicked the door shut.»

Lloyd Alexander


«It is harsh enough for each man to bear his own wound. But he who leads bears the wounds of all who follow him.»

Lloyd Alexander


«Books can truly change our lives: the lives of those who read them, the lives of those who write them. Readers and writers alike discover things they never knew about the world and about themselves.»

Lloyd Alexander