Alan Garner Quotes

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Alan Garner Quotes

My feeling is that writing is, for me, a pathological condition. That could sound like a mystical experience, and it may be a mystical experience, but I have learnt just to go with it.
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She wants to be flowers, but you make her owls. You must not complain, then, if she goes hunting.

— Alan Garner

Lleu is a hard lord," said Huw, "He is killing Gronw without anger, without love, without mercy. He is hurt too much by the woman and the spear. Yet what is there when it is done? His pride. No spear. No friend."
Roger started at Huw. "You're not so green as you're grass-looking, are you?" he said. "Now you mention it, I have been thinking- That bloke Gronw was the only one with any real guts at the end."
"But none of them is all to blame," said Huw. "It is only together they are destroying each other."
"That Blod-woman was pretty poor," said Roger, "however you look at it."
"No," said Huw. "She was made for her lord. Nobody is asking her if she wants him. It is bitter twisting to be shut up with a person you are not liking very much. I think she was longing for the time when she was flowers on the mountain, and it is making her cruel, as the rose is growing thorns.

— Alan Garner

I'll buy metaphor, but simile's a cop-out used by scaredycats who won't commit to anything. Simile's for cowards.

— Alan Garner

I wanted us to have a holiday, not a ruddy breakdown.

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The deed is nothing. It is the thought that breeds fear; and we achieve little by lingering.

— Alan Garner

Oh, drop dead, you miserable cow.

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I learnt that I must never finish a book with nothing else to do.

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Im not supposed to be within two hundred feet of a school or a Chuck E. Cheese.

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Possessive parents rarely live long enough to see the fruits of their selfishness.

— Alan Garner

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