Lloyd Alexander - Quotes

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We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. ---->>>

My concern is how we learn to be genuine human beings. ---->>>

I decided that adventure was the best way to learn about writing. ---->>>

Shakespeare, Dickens, Mark Twain, and so many others were my dearest friends and greatest teachers. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

My parents were horrified when I told them I wanted to be an author. ---->>>

All that writers can do is keep trying to say what is deepest in their hearts. ---->>>

After I saved some money, I quit work and went to a local college. ---->>>

I loved all the world's mythologies. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

After seven years of writing - and working many jobs to support my family - I finally got published. ---->>>

Eventually, I was sent to Wales and Germany, and after the war, to Paris. ---->>>

Most of my books have been written in the form of fantasy. ---->>>

My family pleaded with me to forget literature and do something sensible, such as find some sort of useful work. ---->>>

There's this huge number of desperate people. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 01-30, 1924
Birthplace:
Die: 05-17, 2007
Occupation: Writer
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Lloyd Chudley Alexander (January 30, 1924 – May 17, 2007) was an American author of more than forty books, primarily fantasy novels for children and young adults. His most famous work is The Chronicles of Prydain, a series of five high fantasy novels whose conclusion, The High King, was awarded the 1969 Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature (wikipedia)