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Terri Windling Quotes

A good novel editor is invisible.

But for me, really, the written word is always stronger than film.

Filmmaking can be a fine art.

I divide my time between homes in Arizona and England, six months a year in each place.

I have a great respect for the academics who are working with the source material. My hat's off to them.

I like Celtic folk music, Native American music, and any kind of early music. There isn't a lot of music that I don't like... except for Show Tunes.

I wanted to be a scientist. But I had no math skills.

I was a great fan of Jim Henson.

I'd had no particular interest in the Southwest at all as a young girl, and I was completely surprised that the desert stole my heart to the extent it did.

I'd like to encourage people to please keep reading-and most importantly, to please keep trying new writers. The only way we can bring fresh new material into the field is if people go out and buy it.

I'm also looking for gems that the average reader might have missed.

I'm an artist, I'm not an academic folklorist.

I'm working on a very long series of paintings based on desert folklore.

I've only been living in England for the last 10 years, if you don't count my student years.

In more recent years, I've become more and more fascinated with the indigenous folklore of this land, Native American folklore, and also Hispanic folklore now that I live in the Southwest.

Magic Realism is not new. The label's new, the specific Latin American form of it is new, its modern popularity is new, but it's been around as long as literature has been around.

My book collection is primarily in America, since that's where I've lived most of my life.

One of the best things about folklore and fairy tales is that the best fantasy is what you find right around the corner, in this world. That's where the old stuff came from.

Read the folklore masters. Go to galleries. Walk in the woods. That's what you need to be an artist or storyteller.

Robert Jordan, whether he's writing with passion or not, I don't know.