Words matter. These are the best Charles de Lint Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Without mysteries, life would be very dull indeed. What would be left to strive for if everything were known?
If you’re not ready to die, then how can you live?
The few wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them.
I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile.
Often the magical elements in my books are standing in for elements of the real world, the small and magical-in-their-own-right sorts of things that we take for granted and no longer pay attention to, like the bonds of friendship that entwine our own lives with those of other people and places.
When all’s said and done, all roads lead to the same end. So it’s not so much which road you take, as how you take it.
Witchery is merely a word for what we are all capable of.
Why did men worship in churches, locking themselves away in the dark, when the world lay beyond its doors in all its real glory?
I’m not Chinese. I thrive in interesting times.
One expected growth, change; without it, the world was less, the well of inspiration dried up, the muses fled.
It’s good to have mysteries. It reminds us that there’s more to the world than just making do and having a bit of fun.
When one of my characters becomes aware of a magical element, it might be because the world is wider than we assume it to be, but it might also be a reminder to pay attention to what is here already, hidden only because it’s been forgotten.
The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents.
I think you’re all mad. But that’s part and parcel of being an artistic genius, isn’t it?
Life is like art. You have to work hard to keep it simple and still have meaning.
Not everything has to mean something. Some things just are.
Don’t forget – no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.
There are few joys to compare with the telling of a well-told tale.
Remember the quiet wonders. The world has more need of them than it has for warriors.
Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch; but a musician’s music can never be fettered, for it lives first in her heart and mind.
The best artists know what to leave out.
The thing with pretending you’re in a good mood is that sometimes you can.
The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it.
A long time ago a bunch of people reached a general consensus as to what’s real and what’s not and most of us have been going along with it ever since.
As far as I’m concerned, the only difference between fact and what most people call fiction is about fifteen pages in the dictionary.