”There is a time in the lives of most writers when they are vulnerable, when the vivid dreams and ambitions of childhood seem to pale in the harsh sunlight of what we call the real world. In short, there’s a time when things can go either way.”

– Stephen King

"Ord uttrycker inte tankar särskilt bra. Omedelbart efter att de uttalats blir de lite annorlunda, lite förvridna, lite löjliga." - Hermann Hesse  
Once the world has been created, the fantasy author still has to bring the story's characters to life and unfold a gripping plot. That's why good fantasy is such a hard act to bring off. - Tony Bradman