Language Is A Virus

Terri Windling Quotes


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    A good novel editor is invisible. Terri_WindlingTerri Windling
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    But for me, really, the written word is always stronger than film. Terri_WindlingTerri Windling
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    Filmmaking can be a fine art. Terri_WindlingTerri Windling
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    I came to New York, straight out of college, wanting one thing in life: to work on Jim Henson's film The Dark Crystal. Terri_WindlingTerri Windling
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    I divide my time between homes in Arizona and England, six months a year in each place. Terri_WindlingTerri Windling
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    I do think that we have writers today who are of the caliber of the great folklore writers of the past, like Hans Christian Andersen. Terri_WindlingTerri Windling
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    I wanted to be a scientist. But I had no math skills. Terri_WindlingTerri Windling
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    I'm also looking for gems that the average reader might have missed. Terri_WindlingTerri Windling
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    I'm an artist, I'm not an academic folklorist. Terri_WindlingTerri Windling
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    I'm working on a very long series of paintings based on desert folklore. Terri_WindlingTerri Windling
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    I've only been living in England for the last 10 years, if you don't count my student years. Terri_WindlingTerri Windling
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    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. Terri_WindlingTerri Windling
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    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. Terri_WindlingTerri Windling
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    My book collection is primarily in America, since that's where I've lived most of my life. Terri_WindlingTerri Windling
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    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. Terri_WindlingTerri Windling
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    Read the folklore masters. Go to galleries. Walk in the woods. That's what you need to be an artist or storyteller. Terri_WindlingTerri Windling
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    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! Terri_WindlingTerri Windling
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    The first job I was offered was as an editorial assistant. I think it was the best thing for me, in terms of being a storyteller by nature, to have spent years being an editor because I learned so much from it. Terri_WindlingTerri Windling
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    There are plenty of bad editors who try to impose their own vision on a book. Terri_WindlingTerri Windling
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    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. Terri_WindlingTerri Windling
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    There's that old adage about how there's only seven plots in the world and Shakespeare's done them all before. Terri_Windling/21.php">Terri Windling
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    What I find interesting about folklore is the dialogue it gives us with storytellers from centuries past. Terri_Windling/22.php">Terri Windling
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    When I started in the business, there was a thing called adult fantasy, but nobody quite knew what it was, and most publishers didn't have an adult fantasy list. They had science fiction lists, which they stuck a little bit of fantasy into. Terri_Windling/23.php">Terri Windling
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    When I was younger, I was in love with everything about the British Isles, from British folklore to Celtic music. That was always where my passions were as a young girl, and so I studied folklore as a college student in England and Ireland. Terri_Windling/24.php">Terri Windling