Quotable: The Phantom Tollbooth, “The Most Important Reason…”


THE QUOTABLE QUOTE OF THE DAY.

From a bizarre, but immensely fun, children’s fantasy classic.

 

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The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that.

Norton Juster
The Phantom Tollbooth

 

One of my favourite books as a child, The Phantom Tollbooth, is a children’s fantasy tale written by American writer, Norton Juster, with illustrations by Jules Feiffer. It was first published in 1961 and has been reprinted several times since. It was also adapted for the big screen as a hybrid live action and animation film in 1970. But the less said about that the better; you should just read the book and pretend that the movie doesn’t exist.

 


Quotable

Dedicated to the unforgettable quotes of fantasy and science fiction literature. Whether long or brief; funny or serious; whimsical or dramatic. May they provide incentive to discover the originating books.




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