G. Willow Wilson Quotes

Gwendolyn Willow Wilson (born August 31, 1982), known professionally as G. Willow Wilson, is an American comics writer, prose author, essayist, and journalist. She lived in Egypt during her early twenties; her first graphic novel, Cairo (Vertigo, 2007), was based there and was listed as a top graphic novel for teens by both the American Library Association and the School Library Journal. Her comic series Air was nominated for the Eisner Award, and her first novel, Alif the Unseen, won the 2013 World Fantasy Award.

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G. Willow Wilson


The censors don't bother with fantasy books, especially old ones. They can't understand them. They think it's all kids' stuff. They'd die if they knew what The Chronicles of Narnia were really about.

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Controversy is what mediocre people start because they can't communicate anything meaningful.

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Metaphors: knowledge existing in several states and without contradiction

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Dear child, some stories have no morals. Sometimes darkness and madness are simply that.

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Good is not a thing you are. It is a thing you do.

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Conscience. Conscience is the ultimate measure of a man.

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Many of us prefer to live in places abandoned by humans. Less work for us. Detroit is very popular.

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Love the life you have been given. And be humbled by it. It is not to be despised.

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I have had much experience with the unclean and uncivilized in the recent past. Shall I tell you what I discovered? I am not the state of my feet. I am not the dirt on my hands or the hygiene of my private parts. If I were these things, I would not have been at liberty to pray at any time since my arrest. But I did pray, because I am not these things. In the end, I am not even myself. I am a string of bones speaking the word God.

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Once you discover that the world rewards reckless faith, no lesser world is worth contemplating.

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you can't really separate modernity from history or spiritual concerns from mundane ones. Everything feeds into everything else.

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