• The fantasy that appeals most to people is the kind that's rooted thoroughly in somebody looking around a corner and thinking, 'What if I wandered into this writer's people here?' If you've done your job and made your people and your settings well enough, that adds an extra dimension that you can't buy.

    "Philip Pullman, Tamora Pierce, and Christopher Paolini Talk Fantasy Fiction". Interview with Dave Weich, July 31, 2003.