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  • I wish Monkeys could Skype. Maybe one day.

  • Hitting the gym to release stress is not nearly as effective as hitting the people that cause the stress to begin with.

  • ... I had never given much credence to the phenomenon of "writer's block". I was more inclined to think of it as "writer's impatience", and to follow Arthur Koestler's dictum: "Soak; and wait.

  • Ive learned never to try and force words to come.

  • When a monkey nibbles on a weenis, it's funny in any language.

  • The job of a storyteller is to speak the truth. But what we feel most deeply can’t be spoken in words alone. At this level, only images connect. And here, story becomes symbol; symbol is myth. And myth is truth.

  • When you start, the world of publishing seems like a great cathedral citadel of talent, resisting attempts to let you inside. It isn't like that at all. It may be more difficult now, and take longer than when I started to write, but there's a great, empty warehouse out there looking for simple talent.

  • I learnt that I must never finish a book with nothing else to do.

  • I love research so much that I do an enormous amount; it helps put off the moment of starting to write the story.

  • Possessive parents rarely live long enough to see the fruits of their selfishness.

    Alan Garner (2013). “The Owl Service”, p.6, HarperCollins UK
  • If you are going to write, nothing will stop you, and if you are not going to write, nothing will make you.

    Interview with Sarah Kinson, May 17, 2007.
  • It's where I keep all my things. Get a lot of compliments on this. Plus it's not a purse, it's called a satchel. Indiana Jones wears one.

  • She wants to be flowers, but you make her owls. You must not complain, then, if she goes hunting.

  • My attitude is that if anybody of any age wants to read a book, let them, but I do think that no child would want to read Boneland.

    "Alan Garner: a life in books". Interview with Alison Flood, August 17, 2012.
  • I loathe crowds. I especially dont like cities. A city involves biomass. And biomass gets to me.

  • Everything I have ever written has been in the same chair, in the same room.

    Interview with Sarah Kinson, May 17, 2007.
  • Im not supposed to be within two hundred feet of a school or a Chuck E. Cheese.

  • My great-grandfather was a self-taught man, and his library was extraordinary. I read the lot.

    Interview with Sarah Kinson, May 17, 2007.
  • I'll buy metaphor, but simile's a cop-out used by scaredycats who won't commit to anything. Simile's for cowards.

  • My background is deep and set in deep time, and in a narrow space, oral traditions going back a long, long time, which I inherited by osmosis.

    "Alan Garner: a life in books" by Alison Flood, August 17, 2012.
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