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Philip Pullman quotes: I practiced on the greatest model of storytelling we've got, which is "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey." I told those stories many, many times. I practiced on the greatest model of storytelling we've got, which is "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey." I told those stories many, many times.
Philip Pullman quotes: We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence.
Philip Pullman quotes: When he'd sworn at her and been sworn at in return, they became great friends. When he'd sworn at her and been sworn at in return, they became great friends.
Philip Pullman quotes: There will be days when the stuff is not flowing freely. What you do then is MAKE IT UP! There will be days when the stuff is not flowing freely. What you do then is MAKE IT UP!
Philip Pullman quotes: You speak of destiny as if it was fixed. You speak of destiny as if it was fixed.
Philip Pullman quotes: For a long time I thought I was a poet, but that's a high title to claim. For a long time I thought I was a poet, but that's a high title to claim.
Philip Pullman quotes: It was a jaw cracking, lung-bursting yawn that lasted almost a minute. It was a jaw cracking, lung-bursting yawn that lasted almost a minute.
Philip Pullman quotes: Life is hard, Mr. Scoresby, but we cling to it all the same." "And this journey we're on? Is that folly or wisdom?" "The greatest wisdom I know. Life is hard, Mr. Scoresby, but we cling to it all the same." "And this journey we're on? Is that folly or wisdom?" "The greatest wisdom I know.
Philip Pullman quotes: There he dwelt, a prisoner acting like a kind. There he dwelt, a prisoner acting like a kind.
Philip Pullman quotes: War is the sea I swim in and the air I breathe. War is the sea I swim in and the air I breathe.
Philip Pullman quotes: When it comes to telling children stories, they don't need simple language. They need beautiful language. When it comes to telling children stories, they don't need simple language. They need beautiful language.
Philip Pullman quotes: You don't win races by wishing, you win them by running faster than everyone else does. You don't win races by wishing, you win them by running faster than everyone else does.
Philip Pullman quotes: where there are priests, there is fear of Dust. where there are priests, there is fear of Dust.
Philip Pullman quotes: After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world. After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.
Philip Pullman quotes: I am a religious person, although I am not a believer. I am a religious person, although I am not a believer.
Philip Pullman quotes: What is worth having is worth working for. What is worth having is worth working for.
Philip Pullman quotes: So Lyra and her daemon turned away from the world they were born in, and looked toward the sun, and walked into the sky. So Lyra and her daemon turned away from the world they were born in, and looked toward the sun, and walked into the sky.
Philip Pullman quotes: And think what worrying does: has anyone ever added a single hour to the length of his life by worrying about it? And think what worrying does: has anyone ever added a single hour to the length of his life by worrying about it?
Philip Pullman quotes: Oh, I find whatever you do a source of perpetual fascination. Oh, I find whatever you do a source of perpetual fascination.
Philip Pullman quotes: Sticks and stones, I'll break yer bones, but names ain't worth a quarrel. Sticks and stones, I'll break yer bones, but names ain't worth a quarrel.
Philip Pullman quotes: That is a question with too complicated an answer. That is a question with too complicated an answer.
Philip Pullman quotes: Thou Shalt Not is soon forgotten, but Once Upon a Time is forever. Thou Shalt Not is soon forgotten, but Once Upon a Time is forever.
Philip Pullman quotes: We measure the value of a civilized society by the number of Libraries it opens, not the number it closes down. We measure the value of a civilized society by the number of Libraries it opens, not the number it closes down.
Philip Pullman quotes: Maybe art itself was a kind of voodoo, possessing you, giving you supernatural power, letting you see in the dark. Maybe art itself was a kind of voodoo, possessing you, giving you supernatural power, letting you see in the dark.
Philip Pullman quotes: I am a story teller. If I wanted to send a message I would have written a sermon. I am a story teller. If I wanted to send a message I would have written a sermon.
Philip Pullman quotes: My flat's about half a mile away, and you know what I'd like most of all in the world? I'd like a cup of tea. Come on, let's go and My flat's about half a mile away, and you know what I'd like most of all in the world? I'd like a cup of tea. Come on, let's go and put the kettle on.
Philip Pullman quotes: All good things pass away. All good things pass away.
Philip Pullman quotes: In fact, it was that which killed him, to his great surprise. In fact, it was that which killed him, to his great surprise.
Philip Pullman quotes: I was connected to God like that, and because he was there, I was connected to the whole of his creation. I was connected to God like that, and because he was there, I was connected to the whole of his creation.
Philip Pullman quotes: the particular plant longed for by the wife, which was originally parsley, was a well-known abortifacient. the particular plant longed for by the wife, which was originally parsley, was a well-known abortifacient.
Philip Pullman quotes: I found folly everywhere, but there were grains of wisdom in every stream of it. I found folly everywhere, but there were grains of wisdom in every stream of it.
Philip Pullman quotes: Was there only one world after all which spent its time dreaming of others? Was there only one world after all which spent its time dreaming of others?
Philip Pullman quotes: The wave function of this situation is going to collapse quite soon. The wave function of this situation is going to collapse quite soon.
Philip Pullman quotes: My only real claim to anyone's attention lies in my writing. My only real claim to anyone's attention lies in my writing.
Philip Pullman quotes: I'm with the Grimms on this: stories for young and old. You can't characterize them any better than that. I'm with the Grimms on this: stories for young and old. You can't characterize them any better than that.
Philip Pullman quotes: It might have been a new way for her heart to beat. It might have been a new way for her heart to beat.
Philip Pullman quotes: Lyra had to adjust to her new sense of her own story, and that couldn't be done in a day. Lyra had to adjust to her new sense of her own story, and that couldn't be done in a day.
Philip Pullman quotes: Imagination is a form of seeing Imagination is a form of seeing
Philip Pullman quotes: All the history of human life has been a struggle between wisdom and stupidity. All the history of human life has been a struggle between wisdom and stupidity.
Philip Pullman quotes: Everything means something. Everything means something.
Philip Pullman quotes: What is he? A friend or an enemy? The alethiometer answered: He is a murderer. What is he? A friend or an enemy? The alethiometer answered: He is a murderer.
Philip Pullman quotes: The Musicians of Bremen The Musicians of Bremen
Philip Pullman quotes: We have to learn everything we do. We have to learn everything we do.
Philip Pullman quotes: In writing like this, he was letting truth from beyond time into history, and thus making history the handmaid of posterity and not its governor ... In writing like this, he was letting truth from beyond time into history, and thus making history the handmaid of posterity and not its governor ...
Philip Pullman quotes: Lyra has never seen such a sight, never heard such a bellow; it was like a mountain laughing. Lyra has never seen such a sight, never heard such a bellow; it was like a mountain laughing.
Philip Pullman quotes: It's like having to make a choice: a blessing or a curse. The one thing you can't do is choose neither. It's like having to make a choice: a blessing or a curse. The one thing you can't do is choose neither.
Philip Pullman quotes: But we can trust him Roger, I swear," she said with a final effort,"Because he's Will. But we can trust him Roger, I swear," she said with a final effort,"Because he's Will.
Philip Pullman quotes: The narrating voice that tells 'Middlemarch' is just as much a made-up character as Dorothea or Mr. Casaubon. The narrating voice that tells 'Middlemarch' is just as much a made-up character as Dorothea or Mr. Casaubon.
Philip Pullman quotes: All things from the north are devilish. All things from the north are devilish.
Philip Pullman quotes: Life is hard ... but we cling to it all the same Life is hard ... but we cling to it all the same
Philip Pullman quotes: I am a strong believer in the tyranny, the dictatorship, the absolute authority of the writer. I am a strong believer in the tyranny, the dictatorship, the absolute authority of the writer.