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Lloyd Alexander Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Lloyd Alexander.

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

Related topics: Wisdom Lesson

Most of my books have been written in the form of fantasy.
- Lloyd Alexander

I decided that adventure was the best way to learn about writing.
- Lloyd Alexander

When I was discharged, I attended the University of
Paris and met a beautiful Parisian girl,
Janine.
We soon married and eventually returned to the States.
- Lloyd Alexander

 

My parents were horrified when I told them I wanted to be an author.
- Lloyd Alexander

There's this huge number of desperate people.
- Lloyd Alexander

My concern is how we learn to be genuine human beings.
- Lloyd Alexander

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My family pleaded with me to forget literature and do something sensible,
such as find some sort of useful work.
- Lloyd Alexander

Shakespeare, Dickens, Mark Twain, and so many others
were my dearest friends and greatest teachers.
- Lloyd Alexander

Eventually, I was sent to Wales and Germany,
and after the war, to Paris.
- Lloyd Alexander

It was 1943.
The U.S.
had already entered World War II, so I decided to join the army.
- Lloyd Alexander

After I saved some money, I quit work and went to a local college.
- Lloyd Alexander

If writers learn more from their books than do readers,
perhaps I may have begun to learn.
- Lloyd Alexander

I loved all the world's mythologies.
- Lloyd Alexander

After seven years of writing - and working many jobs to support my family -
I finally got published.
- Lloyd Alexander

King Arthur was one of my heroes - I played with a
trash can lid for a knightly shield and my uncle's
cane for the sword Excalibur.
- Lloyd Alexander

All that writers can do is keep trying to say what
is deepest in their hearts.
- Lloyd Alexander

Using the device of an imaginary world allows me in
some strange way to go to the central issues -
it's one of many ways to express feelings about real people,
about real human relationships.
- Lloyd Alexander

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect
the uniqueness of others.
- Robert H. Schuller

If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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 PHOTO

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If your actions inspire others to dream more,
learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
- John Quincy Adams

We must free ourselves of the hope
that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake,
not by mechanical aid, but by
an infinite expectation of the dawn.
- Henry David Thoreau

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Failure is success if we learn from it.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

Be skeptical, but learn to listen.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

You have to learn the rules of the game.
And then you have to play better than anyone else.
- Albert Einstein

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

When you do your best
you learn to accept yourself
- don Miguel Ruiz

We must be ready to learn from one another,
not claiming that we alone possess all truth
and that somehow we have a corner on God.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking
only to learn that it is God shaking them.
- Charles West

Play the game for more than you can afford to lose...
only then will you learn the game.
- Winston Churchill

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

It is better to learn late than never.
- Publilius Syrus

We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
and know that everything in life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

We are not what we know
but what we are willing to learn.
- Mary Catherine Bateson

Why live?
Adding one to my count of days, or postponing
a feared death by another day do not inspire me.
I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new, meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

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

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

At the end of a matter ask,
"What will I learn from this to make me better?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

A sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We could never learn to be brave and patient,
if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

Lovers who have been left, lose confidence and become afraid.
They learn to leave relationships first.
The broken hearted become the heart breakers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Small people never learn to be indifferent;
they either envy or pity.
- Anonymous

How could youths better learn to live
than by at once trying the experiment of living?
- Henry David Thoreau

We try to realize the essential unity of the world
with the conscious soul of man;
we learn to perceive the unity held together
by the one Eternal Spirit,
whose power creates the earth, the sky, and the stars,
and at the same time irradiates our mind.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid


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