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Oh, I think every author is inspired by all of the books that she reads. ...
by Cornelia Funke

Oh, I think every author is inspired by all of the books that she reads.
- Cornelia Funke

I will try to write books until I drop dead.
- Cornelia Funke

My daughter, Anna, is almost 15, and my son,
Ben, is almost 10.
- Cornelia Funke

And I plan to write a sequel to Dragon Rider.
- Cornelia Funke

 

If I was a book, I would like to be a library book,
so I would be taken home by all different sorts of kids.
- Cornelia Funke

I have two Iceland horses, a very hairy dog called Looney,
and a guinea pig.
- Cornelia Funke

I wish I had more time to visit schools.
- Cornelia Funke

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I always wanted to ride a dragon myself,
so I decided to do this for a year in my imagination.
- Cornelia Funke

I don't like to eat the same dish every day,
so I read very different things.
- Cornelia Funke

Second, there are so many magical places in books that you can't go to,
like Hogwarts and Middle Earth, so I wanted to set
a story in a place where children can actually go.
- Cornelia Funke

A library book, I imagine, is a happy book.
- Cornelia Funke

And I always read the English translation and always
have conversations with my translator,
for example about the names.
I always have to approve it.
- Cornelia Funke

I just did a picture book called The Wildest Brother on Earth,
and you will find both of my children in there.
- Cornelia Funke

I love to read aloud.
- Cornelia Funke

They are shooting The Thief Lord in Venice at the moment.
- Cornelia Funke

There are not so many mythical creatures from Inkheart.
- Cornelia Funke

I like to visit my horse, have a walk with my dog.
- Cornelia Funke

Every German child learns to speak English in school.
- Cornelia Funke

I always thought it hadn't influenced me very much,
but I heard from many people from England that many
motives from German fairytales are to be found in my books.
- Cornelia Funke

My grandmother told stories; she was very good at that.
- Cornelia Funke

I like a composer called Henry Purcell,
and I love to listen to Neil Young.
- Cornelia Funke

Every reader knows about the feeling that characters
in books seem more real than real people.
- Cornelia Funke

I love to read, I love to watch movies,
and I love to be with my children.
- Cornelia Funke

I live in Hamburg; that's in the north.
And I live on the outskirts of town.
It looks like countryside.
- Cornelia Funke

And my father always took me to the library.
We were both book addicts.
- Cornelia Funke

Yes, I always imagined living in other places.
- Cornelia Funke

My son always says I like very weird music.
- Cornelia Funke

Everything gets to me.
I'm very sentimental.
- Cornelia Funke

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

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

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

WHY do you care what THEY think?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

I think therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes

They can because they think they can.
- Virgil

If you think you can,
or you think you can't,
you're probably right.
- Henry Ford

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Those who know how to think need no teachers.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)


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