Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) wrote dozens of books, includingÂ The Black Cauldron, the source ofÂ this quote. Â The book is the second in the five-volume Chronicles of Prydain series, which I dearly loved (both then and now). Â The 1985 Disney movie of the same title actually mashes up the first two books in the series, and is much more an archetypal Disney film than anything else. Â I probably would have liked it more if I hadn’t read the books!
The image for this meme is a photo I took myself, I believe around 2008, just north of Cannon Beach. Â The Tillamook Rock LighthouseÂ is visible in the background.