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Philip Pullman

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After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.

— Philip Pullman

#needs #stories #storytelling #writing #need

We don’t need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.

— Philip Pullman

#inspirational #inspirational

I stopped believing there was a power of good and a power of evil that were outside us. And I came to believe that good and evil are names for what people do, not for what they are.

— Philip Pullman

#morality #evil

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

— Philip Pullman

#change #life #self-determination #change

There are some themes, some subjects, too large for adult fiction; they can only be dealt with adequately in a children's book.

— Philip Pullman

#philip-pullman #young-adult #children

I am a story teller. If I wanted to send a message I would have written a sermon.

— Philip Pullman

#writing #story

People are too complicated to have simple labels.

— Philip Pullman

#people #materialism

As Jane Austen might have put it: It is a truth universally acknowledged that young protagonists in search of adventure must ditch their parents.

— Philip Pullman

#plot #parenting

There's a hunger for stories in all of us, adults too. We need stories so much that we're even willing to read bad books to get them, if the good books won't supply them.

— Philip Pullman

#companionship #inspirational #inspirational

When you choose one way out of many, all the ways you don't take are snuffed out like candles, as if they'd never existed.

— Philip Pullman

#philosophy #choice

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Pullman has narrated unabridged audiobooks of the three main novels in His Dark Materials. " Pullman chose some more obscure tales too. Literary critic Alan Jacobs (of Wheaton College) said that in His Dark Materials Pullman replaced the theist world-view of John Milton's Paradise Lost with a Rousseauist one.

title The Golden Compass. For the 70th anniversary of the Medal it was named one of the top ten winning works by a panel composing the ballot for a public election of the all-time favourite. He is the author of several best-selling books most notably the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials and the fictionalised biography of Jesus The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ.

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