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Charles de Lint

Data de nascimento: 22. Dezembro 1951

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Charles de Lint is a Canadian writer of Dutch origins. He is married to—and plays music with—MaryAnn Harris.

Primarily a writer of fantasy fiction, he has written widely in the subgenres of urban fantasy, contemporary magical realism, and mythic fiction. Along with writers like Terri Windling, Emma Bull, and John Crowley, de Lint in the 1980s pioneered and popularized the genre of urban fantasy. He writes novels, novellas, short stories, poetry, and lyrics. His most famous works include: The Newford series of books , as well as Moonheart, The Mystery of Grace, The Painted Boy and A Circle of Cats . His distinctive style of fantasy draws upon local American folklore and European folklore; De Lint was influenced by many writers in the areas of mythology, folklore, and science fiction, including J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord Dunsany, William Morris, Mervyn Peake, James Branch Cabell, E.R. Eddison etc. Some of his mythic fiction poetry can be found online on the Endicott Studio website.As an essayist/critic/folklorist he writes book reviews for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, has judged several literary awards, and has been a writer-in-residence for two public libraries.

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„Remember the quiet wonders. The world has more need of them than it has for warriors.“

—  Charles de Lint
Context: Remember the quiet wonders. The world has more need of them than it has for warriors. And this I will tell you as well: One cannot seek to uphold honor in a being that has none. Moonheart (1994), p. 386

„Their hearts swelled with its beauty, its mystery. With all it revealed, and all that it hid.“

—  Charles de Lint
Context: They stood and listened, arms around each other for comfort, as the sound washed over them. It reverberated in the marrow of their bones, sung high and sweet, heartbreakingly mournful, quick as a jig, slow as the saddest air. Their hearts swelled with its beauty, its mystery. With all it revealed, and all that it hid. Part Two: The Lost Music, "The Touchstone" p. 507

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„Everybody makes the same mistake. Fortune-telling doesn't reveal the future; it mirrors the present.“

—  Charles de Lint
Context: Everybody makes the same mistake. Fortune-telling doesn't reveal the future; it mirrors the present. It resonates against what your subconscious already knows and hauls it up out of the darkness so you can get a good look at it. "Paperjack" in Dreams Underfoot : The Newford Collection (2003), p. 396

„Let it go on record that any confusion arose simply because we lacked certain commonalities of reference.“

—  Charles de Lint
Context: “You’re confusing me.” “But not deliberately so,” Coyote says. “Let it go on record that any confusion arose simply because we lacked certain commonalities of reference.” “Where Desert Spirits Crowd the Night”, p. 265

„Like legend and myth, magic fades when it is unused“

—  Charles de Lint
Context: Like legend and myth, magic fades when it is unused — hence all the old tales of elfin Kingdoms moving further and further away from our world, or that magical beings require our faith, our belief in their existence, to survive. … That is a lie. All they require is our recognition. Goninan in Part One: The Hidden People, "Border Spirit" p. 337

„No matter the semantics, they are of a kind and it is legend and myth that binds us all together.“

—  Charles de Lint
Context: Legend and myth are what we use to describe what we don't comprehend. They are out attempts to make the impossible, possible — at least insofar as our spirits interact with the spirit of the world, or if that is too animistic for you, then let's use Jung's terminology and call it our racial subconscious. No matter the semantics, they are of a kind and it is legend and myth that binds us all together. … Through them, through their retellings, and through those version that are called religion while they are current, we are taught Truth and we attempt to understand Mystery. Goninan in Part One: The Hidden People, "Border Spirit" p. 336

„It's the questions we ask, the journey we take to get to where we are going that is more important than the actual answer.“

—  Charles de Lint
Context: It's the questions we ask, the journey we take to get to where we are going that is more important than the actual answer. It's good to have mysteries. It reminds us that there's more to the world than just making do and having a bit of fun. "Paperjack" in Dreams Underfoot : The Newford Collection (2003), p. 396

„Legend and myth are what we use to describe what we don't comprehend.“

—  Charles de Lint
Context: Legend and myth are what we use to describe what we don't comprehend. They are out attempts to make the impossible, possible — at least insofar as our spirits interact with the spirit of the world, or if that is too animistic for you, then let's use Jung's terminology and call it our racial subconscious. No matter the semantics, they are of a kind and it is legend and myth that binds us all together. … Through them, through their retellings, and through those version that are called religion while they are current, we are taught Truth and we attempt to understand Mystery. Goninan in Part One: The Hidden People, "Border Spirit" p. 336

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„The thing with pretending you're in a good mood is that sometimes you can actually trick yourself into feeling better.“

—  Charles de Lint
Context: I've always had these bouts of depression; I hide them well but doesn't mean they aren't there. … I didn't have anyone around for whom I had to put on a cheerful mask. The thing with pretending you're in a good mood is that sometimes you can actually trick yourself into feeling better. "Journal Entries", p. 186

„But this was different. He could sense something here, within the circle cast by the light of the fire. A presence.
Presences...“

—  Charles de Lint
Context: He had seen trances before — wise men far in the east, who could feign death; a herbwife as she bent over her patient, searching for invisible hurts. But this was different. He could sense something here, within the circle cast by the light of the fire. A presence. Presences... Ch. 36 p. 233

„I love this world … That is what rules my life.“

—  Charles de Lint
Context: I love this world … That is what rules my life. When I die, I want to have done all in my power to leave it in a better state than it was in when I found it. At the same time I know that this can never be. The world has grown so complex that one voice can do little to alter it any longer. That doesn't stop me from doing what I can but it makes the task hard. The successes are so small, the failures so large and many. It's like trying to stem a storm with one's bare hands. Goninan in Part One: The Hidden People, "Border Spirit" p. 336

„I don't care what they might think of me; but I don't want lies about my life used to invalidate the stories. My characters seem real because they are drawn from the realities of my life.“

—  Charles de Lint
Context: I don't know why I care what people write about me after I'm dead, except that since I invest so much of my time telling the truth in my fiction, I'd hate to see someone play fast and loose with the pieces of my life. I don't care what they might think of me; but I don't want lies about my life used to invalidate the stories. My characters seem real because they are drawn from the realities of my life. I didn't have to research their pain; I just tapped into my own. "Journal Entries", p. 188

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„While you live … you have a duty to life. … The fey wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them.“

—  Charles de Lint
Context: While you live … you have a duty to life. … The fey wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them. … Otherwise they fade away. p. 26; This has also been misquoted as "The few wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them."

„I had the same questions for Superman as I did for God: If he was so powerful, why didn’t he deal with some real problems?“

—  Charles de Lint
Context: I had the same questions for Superman as I did for God: If he was so powerful, why didn’t he deal with some real problems? Why didn’t he stop wars, feed the starving in Ethiopia, cure cancer? At least God had the Church to do His PR work for Him — if you can buy their reasoning, they have any number of explanations ranging from how the troubles of this life build character to that inarguable catchall, “God’s will.” And the crap in this life sure makes heaven look good. When I was growing up, the writers and artists of Superman never even tried to deal with the problem. And since they didn’t, I could only see Superman as a monster, not a hero. I couldn’t believe his battles with criminals, superpowered geniuses and the like. I never believed in God either. “Bird Bones and Wood Ash”, p. 169

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