Dust is only a name for what happens when matter begins to understand itself.

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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If you speak to people, you just attract their attention, he said, with a shaking voice. You should just keep quiet and still and they overlook you. I've been doing it all my life. I know how to do it. Your way, you just—you make yourself visible.

Why, yes, the mo­ment you're born, your death comes in­to the world with you, and it's your death that takes you out.

I think we need to tell each other everything we've found out. And it'll take us a good long time, and we might as well keep our hands busy while we're doing it, so.

And remember this: take the hard road, not the easy one. The road that leads to life is a hard one, and it passes through a narrow gate, but the road to destruction is easy, and the gate is broad. Plenty take the easy road; few take the hard one. Your job is to find the hard one, and go by that.

The Subtle Knife is the second part of the trilogy that began with The Golden Compass. That first book was set in a world like ours, but different. This book begins in our own world.

If you wanted to divert a mighty river into a different course, and all you had was a single pebble, you could do it, as long as you put the pebble in the right place to send the first trickle of water that way instead of this.

You cannot change what you are, only what you do.

I see the Master as a man having terrible choices to make; whatever he chooses will do harm, but maybe if he does the right thing, a little less harm will come about than if he chooses wrong. God preserve me from having to make that sort of choice.

My only real claim to anyone's attention lies in my writing.

Make a noise in there and I won't help you. You're on your own.

All writing is difficult. The most you can hope for is a day when it goes reasonably easily. Plumbers don't get plumber's block, and doctors don't get doctor's block; why should writers be the only profession that gives a special name to the difficulty of working, and then expects sympathy for it?

Lee was too cool by nature to rage at fate; his manner was to raise an eyebrow and greet it laconically.

A murderer was a worthy companion.

There is time, and there is what is beyond time. There is darkness, and there is light. There is the world and the flesh, and there is God.