Philip Pullman Quotes (76 quotes)
“Adam and Eve are like imaginary numbers, like the square root of minus one... If you include it in your equation, you can calculate all manners of things, which cannot be imagined without it.”
Northern Lights (1995), Ch. 21: Lord Asriel's Welcome
“And before I'd got to the end of the first paragraph, I'd come up slap bang against a fundamental problem that still troubles me today whenever I begin a story, and it's this: where am I telling it from?”
As quoted in "Dark Matter: Shedding Light on Philip Pullman's Trilogy His Dark Materials" by Tony Watkins, InterVarsity Press, 2006 - ISBN: 9780830833795
The Subtle Knife (1997), Ch. 15 - Bloodmoss
Lyra's Oxford (2003)
As quoted in "Something About the Author: Autobiography Series" by Joyce Nakamura, Gale/Cengage Learning, 1994, p. 305 - ISBN: 9780810344662
“For that reason you can't write with music playing, and anyone who says he can is either writing badly, or not listening to the music, or lying. You need to hear what you're writing, and for that you need silence.”
Something About the Author: Autobiography Series (Gale / Cengage Learning, 1994), edited by Joyce Nakamura, p. 305
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Born: October 19, 1946 (age 72)
Occupation: Writer, novelist
Bio: Philip Pullman is an English writer from Norwich. He is the author of several best-selling books, most notably the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials and the fictionalised biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. In 2008, The Times named Pullman one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.