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Charles De Lint Quotes

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.

I think you're all mad. But that's part and parcel of being an artistic genius, isn't it?

I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile.

I'm not Chinese. I thrive in interesting times.

If you're not ready to die, then how can you live?

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.

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.

One expected growth, change; without it, the world was less, the well of inspiration dried up, the muses fled.

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 few wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them.

The fey wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them.

The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents.

The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it.

The thing with pretending you're in a good mood is that sometimes you can.

There are few joys to compare with the telling of a well-told tale.

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.