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mark211Favourite quotes from Sci-Fi and Fantasy authors?2015-11-01 05:26:36
mark211Writers of Science Fiction and Fantasy obviously get plenty of opportunities to speak about the work they write - and some of what they come up with can be really quite intriguing. So people - do you have a favourite quote about or from someone in SFF? (If not - go find some!). A few notable ones I like follow below.2015-11-01 05:29:30
mark211[1]"Keep violence in the mind where it belongs." Brian Aldiss [2] "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." and "The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale." - both Arthur C. Clarke [3] "I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when looked at in the right way did not become still more complicated" Poul Anderson [4] "I think film had a terrible effect on horror fiction particularly in the 80s, with certain writers turning out stuff as slick and cliched as Hollywood movies." Poppy Z. Brite [5] "It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope." Ursula K. Le Guin [6] "The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action." Frank Herbert. 2015-11-01 05:39:18
micheledutcherT.H. White's Once and Future King talks about Morgan Le Fey, who neglected her children. T.H. White says: 'The bravest people are the ones who don't ... “Perhaps we all give the best of our hearts uncritically--to those who hardly think about us in return.” I also think about TH White's parable of the animal fetuses, and how the boy-child figures that god made him exactly as he was for a reason, so no change was necessary. God answers him softly by saying, 'God bless you.' - I figure we could all use a little blessing now and again, when we chose to be simply ourselves. 2015-11-01 12:50:27
mark211“Perhaps we all give the best of our hearts uncritically--to those who hardly think about us in return.” Ouch! That stings, but I certainly like it because it can be applied as easily to friends, lovers, and parents (of their children) and not just the children of a neglectful mother as in Morgan Le Fey's case.2015-11-02 10:13:58
Ironspider"The trouble with writing fiction is that it has to make sense, whereas real life doesn't." Iain M Banks2015-11-05 05:52:26
mark211@Ironspider Ha ha ha that's a great one!2015-11-06 02:58:42
micheledutcherAnother one of my favorite quotes is from Douglas Adams: The spaceship hung there in the air exactly the way a cinderblock does not. This line allows the mind to immediately see the ease at which a cinderblock would fall to the ground, and the spaceship was floating effortlessly in exactly the same natural way. 2015-11-06 11:32:17

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