Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.
There is a rule for fantasy writers: The more truth you mix in with a lie, the stronger it gets.
Those who don't know the mistakes of the past won't be able to enjoy it when they make them again in the future.
You should know how terrible a power belief is, especially in the wrong hands -- and how do you tell which hands are wrong? Believe something and the Universe is on its way to being changed. Because you've changed, by believing. Once you've changed, other things start to follow.
The Spear in the Other’s heart is the spear in your own: you are he.
Belief made no difference to the truth.
But even in your world it’s a byword. Men will fight bravely and be heroes, but for last-ditch defense against any odds… get a Mother.
What I try to do for my readers is to pass on some of the things that I found out about being thirteen after doing it for forty years.
"Don't be afraid to make corrections," Picchu said. "Don't be afraid to lend a hand." She fell silent, seeming to think for a moment. "And don't look down."
Footsteps in the snow suggest where you have been, point to where you were going: but when they suddenly vanish, never dismiss the possibility of flight.
How am I supposed to save the universe with all this noise?!
It’d be a poor kind of world where there was just one explanation for things. ---Rhiow
A little science. A little magic. A little chicken soup.
A legend can just as well be founded in the future as in the past." "It's called a 'prophecy,'" Urruah said. "You may have heard of the concept.
The issues of the choice between right and wrong has to be an ongoing concern for everybody, at every age. There is no magical point in a human life when anyone is or becomes immune to the second-by-second choice to do right instead of wrong.
Something always happens. You still have to promise stuff anyway. If you have to work to make the promises true... it's like a spell. You have to say the words every time you want the results.
You walk on water, and complain that you can't find anything to drink!
If death is truly a curse,' Spock said, as soberly as some power pronouncing a hundred years of sleep, but with a glint of private, serene humor in his eyes. 'There is little logic in condemning something one has not experienced...or does not remember experiencing.
It's always been the children who have saved the universe from the previous generation and remade the universe in their own image.
My first generation of young readers now have not only children, but some of them have grandchildren to whom they're introducing their old passion.
What teens will realize is always a mystery to me. I'm still realizing so many things myself, very belatedly, that it seems unwise to think I have any right to be showing people things in hopes that they'll realize them.
Do it now and avoid the June rush! Fear death by water!
A warp," Nita whispered. "A tunnel through space-time. Are you a white hole?" It stopped bobbing, stared at her as if she had said something derogatory. (Do I look like a hole?)
Honey, have you seen your sister?” She’s on Jupiter, Mom.
Doctors couldn't be everywhere, so the Lord invented Vulcans. I thought you knew.
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