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One of the best things about folklore and fairy tales
by Terri Windling

One of the best things about folklore and fairy tales
is that the best fantasy is what you find right around the corner,
in this world.
That's where the old stuff came from.
- Terri Windling

There are plenty of bad editors who try to impose their own vision on a book.
- Terri Windling

Magic Realism is not new.
The label's new, the specific Latin American form of it is new,
its modern popularity is new, but it's been around
as long as literature has been around.
- Terri Windling

Read the folklore masters.
Go to galleries.
Walk in the woods.
That's what you need to be an artist or storyteller.
- Terri Windling

 

Filmmaking can be a fine art.
- Terri Windling

I'm working on a very long series of paintings based on desert folklore.
- Terri Windling

There's that old adage about how there's only seven
plots in the world and Shakespeare's done them all before.
- Terri Windling

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I've only been living in England for the last 10 years,
if you don't count my student years.
- Terri Windling

I'm an artist, I'm not an academic folklorist.
- Terri Windling

What I find interesting about folklore is the dialogue
it gives us with storytellers from centuries past.
- Terri Windling

I like Celtic folk music, Native American music,
and any kind of early music.
There isn't a lot of music that I don't like...
except for Show Tunes.
- Terri Windling

But for me, really, the written word is always stronger than film.
- Terri Windling

Robert Jordan, whether he's writing with passion or not,
I don't know.
- Terri Windling

I divide my time between homes in Arizona and England,
six months a year in each place.
- Terri Windling

I was a great fan of Jim Henson.
- Terri Windling

My book collection is primarily in America,
since that's where I've lived most of my life.
- Terri Windling

I'd had no particular interest in the Southwest at all as a young girl,
and I was completely surprised that the desert stole
my heart to the extent it did.
- Terri Windling

I'm also looking for gems that the average reader might have missed.
- Terri Windling

I have a great respect for the academics who are working
with the source material.
My hat's off to them.
- Terri Windling

A good novel editor is invisible.
- Terri Windling

I wanted to be a scientist.
But I had no math skills.
- Terri Windling

I'd like to encourage people to please keep reading-and most importantly,
to please keep trying new writers.
The only way we can bring fresh new material into the
field is if people go out and buy it.
- Terri Windling

Since fantasy isn't about technology,
the accelleration has no impact at all.
But it's changed the lives of fantasy writers and editors.
I get to live in England and work for a New York publisher!
- Terri Windling

We've always lived in dark times.
There has always been a range of human experience from
the sublime to the brutal,
and stories reflect it.
It's no less brutal now; each age has its horrors.
- Terri Windling

In more recent years, I've become more and more fascinated
with the indigenous folklore of this land,
Native American folklore, and also Hispanic folklore
now that I live in the Southwest.
- Terri Windling

The first job I was offered was as an editorial assistant.
I think it was the best thing for me,
in terms of being a storyteller by nature,
to have spent years being an editor because I learned so much from it.
- Terri Windling

There have been a number of us working very,
very hard to bring myth and fairy tales into public consciousness,
through fantasy literature and other media.
I hope we're succeeding in some small way.
- Terri Windling

When I started in the business, there was a thing called adult fantasy,
but nobody quite knew what it was, and most publishers
didn't have an adult fantasy list.
They had science fiction lists, which they stuck a
little bit of fantasy into.
- Terri Windling

When I was younger, I was in love with everything about the British Isles,
from British folklore to Celtic music.
That was always where my passions were as a young girl,
and so I studied folklore as a college student in England and Ireland.
- Terri Windling

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

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

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

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

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer


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