Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thoughts for Thursday: Quotes about Folklore

Thoughts for Thursday is a new feature hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

On Monday, I did a post about writing Folklore. Continuing that theme, this week's them is The Importance of Folklore.

"Read the folklore masters. Go to galleries. Walk in the woods. That's what you need to be an artist or storyteller."--Terri Windling

"I've had a lifelong obsession with urban legends and American folklore."--Eric Kripke, creator of the hit CW show, Supernatural.

"Pay heed to the tales of old wives. It may well be that they alone keep in memory what it was once needful for the wise to know."--J.R.R Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

"Most have been forgotten. Most deserve to be forgotten. The heroes will always be remembered. The best. The best and the worst. And a few who were a bit of both."--George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows
"Across the nations the stories spread like spiderweb laid upon spiderweb, and men and women planned the future, believing they knew truth. They planned, and the Pattern absorbed their plans, weaving toward the future foretold."--Robert Jordan, Path of Daggers

**For more quotes on folklore, check out my other blog.**

What is your favorite quote? Do you have one to add?

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