Quote of the day

“When I say ‘hero’ do not picture someone with the strength to fight and conquer evil–because evil is not something that can ever be conquered or defeated. Evil is natural–it is innate in all humans. But while it can’t be defeated … it can be controlled. In order to control it, and live the life of a true hero, you must learn to see with eyes unclouded by hate. See the good in that which is evil, and the evil in that which is good. Pledge yourself to neither side, but vow instead to preserve the balance that exists between the two.” –Hayao Miyazaki

Janni Lee Simner

About Janni Lee Simner

Author of the post-apocalyptic Bones of Faerie trilogy (Bones of Faerie, Faerie Winter, and Faerie After) and the Icelandic saga-based fantasy Thief Eyes, as well as four other novels and more than 30 short stories. Check out Finding Your Sense of Place, my ebook on emotion, description, and the craft of writing. You can find out more about me here or join my email list for ongoing updates here.
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3 Responses to Quote of the day

  1. Also: “Many of my movies have strong female leads–brave, self-sufficient girls that don’t think twice about fighting for what they believe in with all their heart. They’ll need a friend, or a supporter, but never a savior.”

  2. Rhiannon says:

    I knew there was a reason I loved Miyazaki’s films, especially “Spirited Away”.

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