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A culture finds the gods it needs.
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Fearlessness is better than a faint-heart for any man who puts his nose out of doors. The length of my life and the day of my death were fated long ago.

— Kevin Crossley-Holland

You can teach someone a skill but you can't teach them spirit.

— Kevin Crossley-Holland

Ymir was a frost giant; he was evil from the first. While he slept, he began to sweat. A man and woman grew out of the ooze under his left armpit, and one of his legs fathered a son on the other leg.

— Kevin Crossley-Holland

A culture finds the gods it needs.

— Kevin Crossley-Holland

Most writers, by the time they're 60, must have revisited their childhood a dozen times.

— Kevin Crossley-Holland

Maybe if I ever come to write about my teens and adulthood - and I can't imagine I will - but if I do, then maybe I will want to say a bit more about the ways in which my parents' relationship with one another impacted on me in later years.

— Kevin Crossley-Holland

There are Arthurian legends in 14 or 15 medieval European languages. They are the product of no one time or place. On the contrary, in sum they represent a tremendous mine of human understanding, rather as the Bible does.

— Kevin Crossley-Holland

Think of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.' It is equally intoxicating for children and adults. All this 'crossover' talk is something publishers are using as a selling device - a kind of post hoc rationalisation of what was happening already.

— Kevin Crossley-Holland

When I was a boy, I took over the shed at the bottom of the garden and displayed fossils and potsherds and coins in it and proudly called it my 'museum'. I charged people to come in, and my most prized possession was a Saracen shield dating from the Crusades.

— Kevin Crossley-Holland

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