Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Meandering around . . .

Today is the birthday of Peter Soyer Beagle (born April 20, 1939), author, songwriter and screenwriter. He is also a talented guitarist and folk singer.

Peter S. Beagle is best known as the author of the fantasy novel, The Last Unicorn.

"We are not always what we seem, and hardly ever what we dream." - Peter S. Beagle

"When I was alive, I believed — as you do — that time was at least as real and solid as myself, and probably more so. I said 'one o'clock' as though I could see it, and 'Monday' as though I could find it on the map; and I let myself be hurried along from minute to minute, day to day, year to year, as though I were actually moving from one place to another. Like everyone else, I lived in a house bricked up with seconds and minutes, weekends and New Year's Days, and I never went outside until I died, because there was no other door. Now I know that I could have walked through the walls. (...) You can strike your own time, and start the count anywhere. When you understand that — then any time at all will be the right time for you." - Peter S. Beagle

"Only to a magician is the world forever fluid, infinitely mutable and eternally new. Only he knows the secret of change, only he knows truly that all things are crouched in eagerness to become something else, and it is from this universal tension that he draws his power." - Peter S. Beagle

"It’s a rare man who is taken for what he truly is." - Peter S. Beagle

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