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Diana Wynne Jones Quotes and Sayings

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It's a lucky child that knows that they're a genius,
unaimed and all that.
- Diana Wynne Jones

Actually, in the wild, we'd be the only person that we wouldn't recognize,
if you think about it.
- Diana Wynne Jones

I think one of things is that all fantasy it seems
to me works the way your brain basically works.
This is perhaps a startling concept,
but I think it's true.
- Diana Wynne Jones

It seems to me that humour is everybody's way of keeping
sane and standing off from the situations so that they
can see it intellectually,
as well as emotionally, and I don't know whether you've noticed,
but if somebody tells a joke, it's nearly always a mini fantasy.
- Diana Wynne Jones

 

If you take myth and folklore, and these things that speak in symbols,
they can be interpreted in so many ways that although
the actual image is clear enough,
the interpretation is infinitely blurred,
a sort of enormous rainbow of every possible colour you could imagine.
- Diana Wynne Jones

And indeed if you think you're a genius at something,
what you achieve is very much according to your expectations;
if you think you're no good,
you're not going to get anywhere.
- Diana Wynne Jones

This is ridiculous, I mean, wholly ridiculous.
It never did any child any harm to have something that
was a tiny bit above them anyway,
and I claim that anyone who can follow Doctor Who can
follow absolutely anything.
- Diana Wynne Jones

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I find it just simply takes me right back to those times,
and I really can't take it, I don't want to,
I mean, why should I face up to it? What good does
it do me? I know it happened,
and that's it.
- Diana Wynne Jones

I do feel very strongly that this is one of the things
which people need encouragement to sort out,
because I have this very strong feeling that everybody
is probably a genius at something,
it's just a question of finding this.
- Diana Wynne Jones

This does make me very very careful,
particularly in the second draft,
to get it right, because you do feel that somebody
in the future who may be extremely important for everybody,
is going to have me behind them, and this is a responsibility,
a huge one.
- Diana Wynne Jones

Mainly as sort of blueprints for dealing with most
of the adults in their lives,
to some extent with their fellows.
It is this notion of aiming high and there's always hope,
aim low and you might as well stop now.
- Diana Wynne Jones

Fantasy for me as a kid was real, and I had a fantasy about what life was,
whether it was sort of wicked and dire,
or wholly normal, or whatever.
Anything really close to home is not,
it seems to me, what a good book should be about.
- Diana Wynne Jones

I mean one of the things about being alone is that
you've no people to define yourself off,
I mean, people are like all-round mirrors,
because let's face it, we don't often see ourselves
all round in a mirror anyway,
do we.
- Diana Wynne Jones

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough
to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment
comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

A best friend is like a four leaf clover,
hard to find and lucky to have.
- Anonymous

A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.
- Stanley Weiser

Perhaps people, and kids especially,
are spoiled today,
because all the kids today have cars,
it seems.
When I was young you were lucky to have a bike.
- James Cagney

I'm lucky, I don't like sweets, not even chocolate.
- Eva Herzigova

Mammograms are really sort of a gift.
You can either catch something early or count your
lucky stars because nothing was discovered.
Either way, you're ahead of the game.
- Charlotte Ross

It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless.
If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime.
- Michael Eisner

I have music inside me and I'm very lucky to be able
to play music and that's the way that I try to do it.
- Charlie Haden

I know that I'm very lucky to be alive.
For 35 or 40 years I've spilt my blood and broke my
bones and spent years in hospitals.
- Evel Knievel

I was lucky, as many of my generation was,
in having a man like Dr. King in our lives.
He came at a time that we needed to take a long look
at each other and see how similar we were.
- Lena Horne

I've just been very, very lucky with the film having
been introduced in the right way.
- Atom Egoyan

You can only be lucky if you have a place to record.
- Edwin Starr

I started at the age of 8 and have been lucky to be still working.
- Mackenzie Astin

I've been lucky.
Opportunities don't often come along.
So, when they do, you have to grab them.
- Audrey Hepburn

I've made three musical movies which is pretty good
considering that not many are made but I was lucky in other ways.
I came along when independent movies were starting to boom.
- Christopher Walken

I'm an assistant storyteller.
It's like being a waiter or a gas-station attendant,
but I'm waiting on six million people a week,
if I'm lucky.
- Jane Fonda

I've been lucky.
I've met a lot of baseball people, and I've learned
to value people who talk -
people who talk well and in long sentences and even long paragraphs.
- Roger Angell

I was lucky enough to get to see guys like Bugs Henderson,
Jimmy Wallace, all those great Texas blues players.
- Dimebag Darrell

I've been lucky to listen to lots of different types of music.
- Elvis Costello

I'm lucky to be in this business.
I'm very grateful.
- Steve Guttenberg

Actors, I don't think, ever really grow up.
I'm hoping that that rejuvenating process applies to me,
too.
It has so far.
I've been very lucky.
- Derek Jacobi

I've been very lucky, considering what I look like and what I do.
- James Gandolfini

The majority of work I do is in independent films,
where you're lucky if you have five takes.
- Patricia Clarkson

The lucky thing was that I was Italian;
when the other Italians saw me fight back,
they came to my defence.
- Gregory Corso

I keep a lucky red rag in my pocket when I bat,
which has been a good luck charm for a few years.
- Steve Waugh

I've always been extremely lucky in playing with great
people who knew much more than I did.
That's how I got from there to here.
- Steve Lacy

I have been extremely lucky with reviewers and critics throughout my career.
- Kate Smith

A man's gotta make at least one bet a day,
else he could be walking around lucky and never know it.
- Jim Jones

We might be workers, but we are not happy go-lucky jungle bunnies.
- Slick Rick

You achieve because you're lucky to work with people who are very talented.
- Ben Gazzara

I'm lucky.
Lord, I'm lucky.
- Carroll O'Connor

I'm lucky in having found the perfect partner to spend my life with.
- Sara Paretsky

If you're lucky enough to have a pretty girl love you
and share herself and sleep with you,
make that your secret.
The best way to spoil love is by talking to too many people about it.
- Rip Torn

I was very lucky.
I started my own commercial company.
- Richard Donner

My dearly beloved if I am to die today and never see
the sweet face of you I want you to know that I am
no great man and am lucky to have such a woman as you.
- Wild Bill Hickok

Whatever the number of a man's friends,
there will be times in his life when he has one too few;
but if he has only one enemy,
he is lucky indeed if he has not one too many.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

I feel very lucky because of my parents and then my education,
the opportunities that I've had, so I would like to
continue working to improve lives for others.
- Hillary Clinton

I think I got really lucky with Slacker.
That was a film that probably shouldn't have been seen.
- Richard Linklater

Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise,
has made them lucky.
- Michel de Montaigne

I didn't get old on purpose, it just happened.
If you're lucky, it could happen to you.
- Andy Rooney

I am not sure how much I would like being married if I wasn't married to him.
A man who likes flea markets and isn't gay? I knew I was lucky.
- Lynda Barry

Working with Bill Cosby was incredible.
I was lucky to be a part of that.
- Tatyana Ali

No, that's poker.
To win, you've gotta get damned lucky.
- Wilford Brimley

Ninety-seven is my lucky number.
- Antonia Fraser

The service meant so much to me.
You don't know privileged I feel and how lucky I am to have served.
- Tony Curtis

After 14 years, it better be a real marriage,
you know? We do have a great time together.
We are really lucky.
- Kyra Sedgwick

But I was very, very lucky, and it was a wake up call
as far as motorbikes are concerned.
I never flirted with death on the bike,
but now I'm totally convinced they're death machines.
- Liam Neeson

I've been lucky to be able to make the records I've wanted to make.
The record company has never pressured me to cut certain songs.
- Lyle Lovett

I have been very lucky to find something I am good
at and can make money at...
Playing with Bruce was the embodiment of everything
that a little kid could dream about.
- Max Weinberg

I was very lucky, I was part of the post-war period
when everything had to be redone.
- Pierre Cardin

The average life spans of many bands are not that long,
up to five years if they are lucky.
- Mike McCready

If you don't get killed, it's a lucky day for anybody.
- Abraham Polonsky

Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief,
the anguished disappointment of his hopes.
- Euripedes

I was so lucky to walk away with two Super Bowls and
know that the last year was positive.
- John Elway

We're very lucky to be able to go back and reclaim
something that was a very special part of all our lives.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

I'm amazed that things have panned out the way they have.
I always say I'm so lucky, though my mum always says,
"You make your own luck."
- Orlando Bloom


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