Alec Nevala-Lee

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Quote of the Day

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It is all, as usual, paradox. I have to use what intellect I have in order to write books, but I write the kind of books I do in order that I may try to set down glimpses of things that are on the other side of the intellect. We do not go around and discard the intellect, but we must go through and beyond it.

Madeleine L’Engle, A Circle of Quiet

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February 21, 2012 at 7:50 am

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  1. Oh I love Madeline L’Engle.


    February 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm

  2. Same here. I can’t think of another twentieth-century author, in any genre, who had a more fulfilling career.


    February 21, 2012 at 2:07 pm

  3. She got me through my childhood. With heart.


    February 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm

  4. “…we must go through it and beyond it.”

    I’ve only read A Wrinkle In Time but I adored it. It’s one of the better fantasies I’ve read. Now that I’ve read that quote, I’m going to see if I can find more books by her at our library. Thank you.

    Amy Keeley

    February 21, 2012 at 10:33 pm

  5. @Arthur and @Amy: She’s amazing. I haven’t gone back to her books in a long time, but my favorites are A Wind in the Door, The Young Unicorns, and Many Waters.


    February 22, 2012 at 10:54 pm

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