Charles de Lint
I think you’re all mad. But that’s part and parcel of being an artistic genius, isn’t it?
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.
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.
The few wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them.
If you’re not ready to die, then how can you live?
Witchery is merely a word for what we are all capable of.
I’m not Chinese. I thrive in interesting times.
The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents.
I’ve always been interested in the outsider.
I’ve always known and been interested in people who are a little bit off the norm. I like to call attention to the idea that they are there, that they are real people, not invisible.
There are few joys to compare with the telling of a well-told tale.
Without mysteries, life would be very dull indeed. What would be left to strive for if everything were known?
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.
One expected growth, change; without it, the world was less, the well of inspiration dried up, the muses fled.
Not everything has to mean something. Some things just are.