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Terry Brooks Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Terry Brooks

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Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

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On the other hand, I still approach each book with
the same basic plan in mind -
to put some people under severe stress and see how they hold up.
- Terry Brooks

What I want to write about has changed somewhat,
and the scope of the storytelling has changed accordingly.
- Terry Brooks

I want you, as a reader, to experience what I experience,
to let that other world, that imaginary world that I have created,
tell you things about the real world.
- Terry Brooks

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After all, you put a lot into creating a universe and
everything that goes with it,
and it seems a shame to use it only once.
- Terry Brooks

My breakthrough as a reader was when I discovered the
European adventure story writers -
Alexander Dumas,
Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott,
to name a few.
- Terry Brooks

I might add that you change as a person as you grow older,
so you change as a writer, too.
- Terry Brooks


 

We are constantly being put to the test by trying circumstances
and difficult people and problems not necessarily of our own making.
- Terry Brooks

Even after Sword was published, I was still only thinking about the next book,
Elfstones.
- Terry Brooks

For a writer, its very attractive to stay in one world for a time.
- Terry Brooks

Fantasy is the only canvas large enough for me to paint on.
- Terry Brooks

I didn't want readers to have to make allowances for what they couldn't see,
but to be able to say to themselves that the fabric
of the magic detailed was perfectly believable.
- Terry Brooks

Well, I think that as a country, we've drifted away
from appreciating the importance of imagination.
- Terry Brooks

When I was a kid, we had to rely on our imaginations for entertainment.
- Terry Brooks

My interests are different now than they were thirty years ago.
- Terry Brooks

Testing of self is a regular part of our own lives,
so it seems natural to make it a part of the lives of my characters,
as well, albeit on a much different level.
- Terry Brooks

I have learned to do more with less,
so you don't see the big books anymore.
- Terry Brooks

A world in which elves exist and magic works offers
greater opportunities to digress and explore.
- Terry Brooks

I think I make better use of language and imagery than when I started out.
- Terry Brooks

We forget that what matters begins with the imagination.
- Terry Brooks

Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger,
travel too far that road and the way is lost.
- Terry Brooks

In bad weather, I spent hours drawing action figures on paper,
coloring them, backing them on cardboard,
then cutting them out and creating whole stories around their lives.
- Terry Brooks

I haven't made up my mind about doing anymore Landover books.
- Terry Brooks

I want to kick-start your imagination and let you discover
the places it can take you.
- Terry Brooks

Anyway, several rewrites later, Del Rey Books did publish my first novel,
and it did become the first work of fiction on the
New York Times trade paperback bestseller list.
- Terry Brooks

Writing fantasy lets me imagine a great deal more than,
say, writing about alligators, and lets me write about
places more distant than Florida,
but I can tell you things about Florida and alligators,
let you make the connection all on your own.
- Terry Brooks

I remember one winter, when I was about five or six,
I spent three days with another boy,
tracking a bobcat that had been sighted in another county fifty miles away,
but which I was sure had come into our neighborhood.
- Terry Brooks

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel PHOTO

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that
they can grow separately without growing apart.
- Elisabeth Foley

You have to do your own growing
no matter how tall your grandfather was.
- Abraham Lincoln

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions.
I had Barbie Goes Rambo.
- Zoe Saldana

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy
person has no time to form.
- Andre Maurois

When I look in the mirror I see the girl I was when I was growing up,
with braces, crooked teeth, a baby face and a skinny body.
- Heather Locklear

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
- Euripides

I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.
- Tina Turner

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family
life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing
new diversity of family types.
- Christopher Lasch

Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that
our growing economy needs without increasing emissions.
This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy.
- Michael Burgess

I was a handful growing up.
- Olivia Wilde

Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father.
- Dale Earnhardt

The march of science and technology does not imply
growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people.
It often means the opposite.
- Thomas Sowell

A man growing old becomes a child again.
- Sophocles

I think growing up is difficult and it's a process
that I'm always interested in,
with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes.
- Alice Hoffman

Today the world changes so quickly that in growing
up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.
- Peter Medawar

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I was growing up listening to Queen.
Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.
- Gary Cherone

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
to be a good girl.
- Claire Danes

I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.
- Winona Ryder

But time growing old teaches all things.
- Aeschylus

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off
with falsehoods and nonsense,
when their growing powers of observation and discrimination
excite in them a desire to know about things.
- Anne Sullivan

That's something I think is growing on me as I get older:
happy endings.
- Alice Munro

I have got the best of both worlds; growing up in Edinburgh
and now living outside Glasgow.
- Magnus Magnusson

If you were a pretty boy pop singer,
it would wreck you,
growing older.
- Bob Geldof

I'm still growing I take each day, one day-at-a-time.
I'm always thinking and dreaming.
As long as this heart keeps beating,
there will be new things coming along.
- Roy Haynes

We have to do more than keep media giants from growing larger;
they're already too big.
We need a new set of rules that will break these huge companies to pieces.
- Ted Turner

Our priority must be to build a path towards balancing the budget,
and we cannot tolerate growing deficits.
- Michael Crapo

I'm rather pleased with the new manuals.
I see Inform now as a gauche young adult,
having got past the stage of growing out of his shoes every few months.
- Graham Nelson

But I never, never thought of the ministry nor did -
of course,
television when I was growing up, there was no television.
So I didn't know anything about it.
- Pat Robertson

Baseball gives a growing boy self poise and self reliance.
- Al Spalding

In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are
filling and growing heavy,
growing heavy for the vintage.
- John Steinbeck

Our growing softness,
our increasing lack of physical fitness,
is a menace to our security.
- John F. Kennedy

In 1792, my Sister told me, I was growing out of my senses.
- Joanna Southcott

I've always dreamed of growing up to be Amy Poehler.
- Amy Poehler

As a kid growing up in the little city of Sault Ste.
Marie, Ontario, I dreamed of one day playing in the NHL,
but never did I expect it to be as much fun as it turned out to be.
- Ron Francis

We soon found that the white men were growing rich very fast,
and were greedy.
- Chief Joseph

We have the right assets for a fast-growing digital business.
- Bernie Ebbers

I was a very observant child.
The boys in my books are based on boys in my neighborhood growing up.
- Beverly Cleary


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