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Quotations by Lloyd Alexander
Lloyd AlexanderFantasy is hardly an escape - Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.

We don't need to have just one favorite - 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.

Books can change our lives - 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.

We learn more by looking - 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.

Know nothing before you can learn - You must know nothing before you can learn something, and be empty before you can be filled. Is not the emptiness of the bowl what makes it useful?