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

Janni Lee Simner is the author of the post-apocalyptic Bones of Faerie trilogy and the contemporary fantasy Thief Eyes, as well as four books for younger children, more than 30 short stories, and the script for the video game The Huntsman: Winter’s Curse. Check out her Writing Life Series for practical tools to hone your writing craft and unlock your creative power or join her 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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