Saturday, April 21, 2012

magic and hope

Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there's no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic. – from Daughter of Smoke and Bone

The other reason I love writing for kids is because, to paraphrase Katherine Paterson ("The Bridge to Terabithia"), you're duty-bound to end the story with hope. I love that notion. I think hope and magic are probably connected. - Kate DiCamillo in this interview

All good literature provides hope, but the best of fantasy literature provides extraordinary hope, and I guess that is what I am after -- extraordinary hope. - Jack Zipes in this interview