Lloyd Chudley Alexander Quotes

Evil cannot be conquered by wishing.

Lloyd Chudley Alexander

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 Chudley Alexander

Craftsmanship isnt like water in an earthen pot, to be taken out by the dipperful until its empty. No, the more drawn out the more remains.

Lloyd Chudley 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 Chudley Alexander

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 Chudley Alexander

Are these signs of hope, or do we deceive ourselves by wishing them to be?

Lloyd Chudley Alexander

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 Chudley Alexander

Take this as a gift from a crone to a maiden, and know there is not so much difference between the two. For even a tottering granddam keeps a portion of girlish heart, and the youngest maiden a thread of old womans wisdom.

Lloyd Chudley Alexander

This much have I learned: A mans life weighs more than glory, and a price paid in blood is a heavy reckoning.

Lloyd Chudley Alexander

A crown is more discomfort than adornment. If you have learned that, you have already learned much.

Lloyd Chudley Alexander

If life is a loom, the pattern you weave is not so easily unraveled.

Lloyd Chudley Alexander

If I fret over tomorrow, I'll have little joy today.

Lloyd Chudley Alexander

If I do find pride, I'll not find it in what I was or what I am, but what I may become. Not in my birth, but in myself.

Lloyd Chudley Alexander

In the race of men is much greed and envy; but of truth, little.

Lloyd Chudley 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 Chudley Alexander

Were neither good nor evil. Were simply interested in things as they are.

Lloyd Chudley Alexander

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