Terri Windling Quotes


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

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

Filmmaking can be a fine art.

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

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

Happiness is a talent like any other. It's another art form. Some people are good at it some people aren't.

We've always lived in dark times. There has always been a range of human experience from the sublime to the brutal and stories reflect it. It's no less brutal now; each age has its horrors.

There's that old adage about how there's only seven plots in the world and Shakespeare's done them all before.

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.

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

There are plenty of bad editors who try to impose their own vision on a book.

There are plenty of bad editors who try to impose their own vision on a book. A good novel editor is invisible.

I was a great fan of Jim Henson.

A good novel editor is invisible.

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

The fairy tale journey may look like an outward trek across plains and mountains through castles and forests but the actual movement is inward into the lands of the soul.

What I find interesting about folklore is the dialogue it gives us with storytellers from centuries past.

Since fantasy isn't about technology the accelleration has no impact at all. But it's changed the lives of fantasy writers and editors. I get to live in England and work for a New York publisher!

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

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.

Our lives are our mythic journeys and our happy endings are still to be won.

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.

There have been a number of us working very very hard to bring myth and fairy tales into public consciousness through fantasy literature and other media. I hope we're succeeding in some small way.

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.

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.

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

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.

We're all misfits herefrom our weirdnesses and our differences from our manic fixations our obsessions our passions. From all those wild and wacky things that make each of us unique.

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