Charles De Lint Quotes

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Charles De Lint Quotes

Youve got to find yourself first. Everything elsell follow.
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The few wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them.

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I don't want to live in the kind of world where we don't look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I cant change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.

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There's never an easy route to the things that matter.

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As children, we come into the world with a natural desire to both speak and draw. Society makes sure that we learn language properly, right from the beginning, but art is treated as a gift of innate genius, something we either have or don't.

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The puppet thinks: It's not so much what they make me do as their hands inside me.

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You can't stand up to the night until you understand what's hiding in its shadows.

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I don't know what's waiting for us when we die
something better, something worse. I only know I'm not ready to find out yet.

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Well, while I didn't have the more extreme experiences of some of my characters, I didn't exactly come from the most normal of households. Or rather, it was normal, in that dysfunctional families appear to be the norm.

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I was a misfit, but I think most teenagers feel that way. I don't care if you were a popular jock or the kid who spent his lunch hours in a stairwell reading a book, we all seem to have dealt with insecurities of one kind or another throughout our high school years.

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You've got to spread out as far as you can, cut down a whole forest, irrigate a whole desert, just to make sure that you won't accidentally stumble upon a place that's still in its natural state.

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It's not something you can prove ... I know you hate to hear this, but you either have it, or you don't.

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I can't imagine it now, but I must've been innocent at some time in my life. A baby don't just get itself born bad, do it?

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The thing I like so much about short stories is that there isn't as much of an investment of time so I'm free to experiment more. If it doesn't work out, I've only lost a week or two of work. If I screw up a novel I've lost at least a year's worth of work. But the nice thing is that those experiments with short stories can be carried over to novels when the experiments do work.

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