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On the other hand, I still approach each book with
by Terry Brooks

On the other hand, I still approach each book with
the same basic plan in mind -
to put some people under severe stress and see how they hold up.
- Terry Brooks

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

I might add that you change as a person as you grow older,
so you change as a writer, too.
- Terry Brooks

In bad weather, I spent hours drawing action figures on paper,
coloring them, backing them on cardboard,
then cutting them out and creating whole stories around their lives.
- Terry Brooks

 

What I want to write about has changed somewhat,
and the scope of the storytelling has changed accordingly.
- Terry Brooks

My interests are different now than they were thirty years ago.
- Terry Brooks

For a writer, its very attractive to stay in one world for a time.
- Terry Brooks

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We are constantly being put to the test by trying circumstances
and difficult people and problems not necessarily of our own making.
- Terry Brooks

I want you, as a reader, to experience what I experience,
to let that other world, that imaginary world that I have created,
tell you things about the real world.
- Terry Brooks

Testing of self is a regular part of our own lives,
so it seems natural to make it a part of the lives of my characters,
as well, albeit on a much different level.
- Terry Brooks

When I was a kid, we had to rely on our imaginations for entertainment.
- Terry Brooks

Well, I think that as a country, we've drifted away
from appreciating the importance of imagination.
- Terry Brooks

Fantasy is the only canvas large enough for me to paint on.
- Terry Brooks

A world in which elves exist and magic works offers
greater opportunities to digress and explore.
- Terry Brooks

I think I make better use of language and imagery than when I started out.
- Terry Brooks

My breakthrough as a reader was when I discovered the
European adventure story writers -
Alexander Dumas,
Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott,
to name a few.
- Terry Brooks

We forget that what matters begins with the imagination.
- Terry Brooks

I have learned to do more with less,
so you don't see the big books anymore.
- Terry Brooks

Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger,
travel too far that road and the way is lost.
- Terry Brooks

I haven't made up my mind about doing anymore Landover books.
- Terry Brooks

Even after Sword was published, I was still only thinking about the next book,
Elfstones.
- Terry Brooks

I want to kick-start your imagination and let you discover
the places it can take you.
- Terry Brooks

I didn't want readers to have to make allowances for what they couldn't see,
but to be able to say to themselves that the fabric
of the magic detailed was perfectly believable.
- Terry Brooks

After all, you put a lot into creating a universe and
everything that goes with it,
and it seems a shame to use it only once.
- Terry Brooks

Anyway, several rewrites later, Del Rey Books did publish my first novel,
and it did become the first work of fiction on the
New York Times trade paperback bestseller list.
- Terry Brooks

Writing fantasy lets me imagine a great deal more than,
say, writing about alligators, and lets me write about
places more distant than Florida,
but I can tell you things about Florida and alligators,
let you make the connection all on your own.
- Terry Brooks

I remember one winter, when I was about five or six,
I spent three days with another boy,
tracking a bobcat that had been sighted in another county fifty miles away,
but which I was sure had come into our neighborhood.
- Terry Brooks

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Today is your day to Spread Wing and Soar.
Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is easier to put on slippers
than to carpet the entire world
- Al Franken

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

Never impose on others what
you would not choose for yourself.
- Confucius (Ancient Chinese)

Why not go out on a limb?
Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Mark Twain

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

Make your important choices in life
based on your values and your long-term objectives
rather than on a need for approval.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

You can never solve a problem on the level
on which it was created.
- Albert Einstein

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

An "enemy" is a mirage -
an image of self reflected on the sands of Hell.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Talk not of the river or lake
To those who have looked on the sea.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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