Sunday, October 19, 2008

Philip Pullman's Birthday

Philip Pullman, scholar, humanist, supposed killer of God, a deep admirer of polar bears, and the author of the sometimes controversial, but deeply considered and spiritual, His Dark Materials trilogy, (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass) was born on this day in 1946.

Here's what he says about things:

"We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts. We need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but once upon a time lives forever."

2 comments:

MEB said...

Pullman will be sending out a word of encouragement via the NaNoWriMo newsletter, I believe. Just thought you'd like to know, young man. :)

Chris Kammerud said...

I would like to know and I'm glad I stumbled across this comment because it led me to search for this word of encouragement and I found it, and read it, and decided to see how long a sentence I could write as a result. :)

Thank you, Miss MEB.