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.

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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Men pass in front of our eyes like butterflies, creatures of a brief season. We love them; they are brave, proud, beautiful, and clever.

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

I found folly everywhere, but there were grains of wisdom in every stream of it.

In fact, it was that which killed him, to his great surprise.

So Lyra and her dæmon turned away from the world they were born in, and looked towards the sun, and walked into the sky.

Keep your powder dry.

This is a deep and uncomfortable paradox, which will not have escaped you; we can only defend democracy by being undemocratic. Every secret service knows this paradox.

I was connected to God like that, and because he was there, I was connected to the whole of his creation.

I told him I was going to betray you, and betray Lyra, and he believed me because I was corrupt and full of wickedness; he looked so deep I felt sure he'd see the truth. But I lied too well. I was lying with every nerve and fiber and everything I'd ever done...I wanted him to find no good in me, and he didn't. There is none.

Without stories, we wouldn't be human beings at all.

Does he think the job of a librarian is so simple, so empty of content, that anyone can step up and do it for a thank-you and a cup of tea? Does he think that all a librarian does is to tidy the shelves?

The best way to get kids to read a book is to say: 'This book is not appropriate for your age, and it has all sorts of horrible things in it like sex and death and some really big and complicated ideas, and you're better off not touching it until you're all grown up. I'm going to put it on this shelf and leave the room for a while. Don't open it.

Nothing is more likely to drive listeners away than a ponderous interpretation of what they've just marvelled at.

Seems to me-" Lee said, feeling for the words, "seems to me the place you fight cruelty is where you find it, and the place you give help is where you see it needed....