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Lloyd Alexander

Data de nascimento: 30. Janeiro 1924
Data de falecimento: 17. Maio 2007

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„Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.“

— Lloyd Alexander
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GilIovrb4uE&feature=youtu.be&t=5m43s A Visit with Lloyd Alexander] (1994)

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„Keep reading. It's one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.“

— Lloyd Alexander
[http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/lloyd-alexander-interview-transcript Interview with Scholastic students] (1999)

„If you want truth, you should begin by giving it.“

— Lloyd Alexander
Context: Speak up, my boy. If you want truth, you should begin by giving it. Chapter 1

„Many have pursued honor, and in the pursuit lost more of it than ever they could gain.“

— Lloyd Alexander
Context: “When I was a child I dreamed of adventure, glory, honor in feats of arms. I think now that these things are shadows.” “If you see them as shadows then you see them for what they are,” Annlaw agreed. “Many have pursued honor, and in the pursuit lost more of it than ever they could gain.” Chapter 21

„I am well content as an Assistant Pig-Keeper.“

— Lloyd Alexander
Context: “Long ago I yearned to be a hero without knowing, in truth, what a hero was. Now, perhaps, I understand it a little better. A grower of turnips or a shaper of clay, a Commot farmer or a king — every man is a hero if he strives more for others than for himself alone. Once,” he added, “you told me that the seeking counts more than the finding. So, too, must the striving count more than the gain. “Once, I hoped for a glorious destiny,” Taran went on, smiling at his own memory. “That dream has vanished with my childhood; and though a pleasant dream it was fit only for a child. I am well content as an Assistant Pig-Keeper.” Chapter 21

„He learned that the lives of men are short and filled with pain, yet each one a priceless treasure, whether it be that of a prince or a pig-keeper.“

— Lloyd Alexander
Context: ... the book told him of other ways of the world; of cruelty, suffering, and death. He read of greed, hatred, and war; of men striving against one another with fire and sword; of the blossoming earth trampled underfoot, of harvests lost and lives cut short... But now his heart lifted. These pages told not only of death, but of birth as well; how the earth turns in its own time and in its own way gives back what is given to it; how things lost may be found again; and how one day ends for another to begin. He learned that the lives of men are short and filled with pain, yet each one a priceless treasure, whether it be that of a prince or a pig-keeper. And, at the last, the book taught him that while nothing was certain, all was possible. The Foundling, pp. 25–27

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„I am a true grower of turnips, and a gatherer of apples. No warrior whatever, save that I am needed thus for a while. My garden longs for me as much as I long for it.“

— Lloyd Alexander
Context: “You are the oaken staff I lean on,” Taran said. “More than that.” He laughed. “You are the whole sturdy tree, and a true warrior.” Coll, instead of beaming, looked wryly at him. “Do you mean to honor me?” he asked. “Then say, rather, I am a true grower of turnips, and a gatherer of apples. No warrior whatever, save that I am needed thus for a while. My garden longs for me as much as I long for it.” Chapter 9

„You have conquered only the enchantments of evil. That was the easiest of your tasks, only a beginning, not an ending.“

— Lloyd Alexander
Context: “Dyrnwyn is yours,” Gwydion said, “as it was meant to be.” “Yet Arawn is slain,” Taran replied. “Evil is conquered and the blade’s work done.” “Evil conquered?” said Gwydion. “You have learned much, but learn this last and hardest of lessons. You have conquered only the enchantments of evil. That was the easiest of your tasks, only a beginning, not an ending. Do you believe evil itself so quickly overcome? Not so long as men still hate and slay each other, when greed and anger goad them. Against these even a flaming sword cannot prevail, but only that portion of good in all men’s hearts whose flame can never be quenched. Chapter 21

„The Book of Three can say no more than ‘if’ until at the end, of all things that might have been, one alone becomes what really is.“

— Lloyd Alexander
Context: “How then?” Taran asked. “Could The Book of Three deceive you?” “No, it could not.” Dallben said. “The book is thus called because it tells all three parts of our lives: the past, the present, and the future. But it could as well be called a book of ‘if.’ If you had failed at your tasks; if you had followed an evil path; if you had been slain; if you had not chosen as you did — a thousand ‘ifs,’ my boy, and many times a thousand. The Book of Three can say no more than ‘if’ until at the end, of all things that might have been, one alone becomes what really is. For the deeds of a man, not the words of a prophecy, are what shape his destiny.” Chapter 21

„Now I know who I am: myself and none other. I am Taran.“

— Lloyd Alexander
Context: “I saw myself,” Taran answered. “In the time I watched, I saw strength – and frailty. Pride and vanity, courage and fear. Of wisdom, a little. Of folly, much. Of intentions, many good ones; but many more left undone. In this, alas, I saw myself a man like any other. “But this, too, I saw,” he went on. “Alike as men may seem, each is different as flakes of snow, no two the same. You told me you had no need to seek the Mirror, knowing you were Annlaw Clay-Shaper. Now I know who I am: myself and none other. I am Taran.” Chapter 21

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„Most of us are called on to perform tasks far beyond what we believe we can do.“

— Lloyd Alexander, The Book of Three
Context: Most of us are called on to perform tasks far beyond what we believe we can do. Our capabilities seldom match our aspirations, and we are often woefully unprepared. To this extent, we are all Assistant Pig-Keepers at heart. Author's Note

„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.“

— Lloyd Alexander, The Book of Three
Context: "Why?" Dallben interrupted. "In some cases," he said, "we learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself." Chapter 1

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