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Elizabeth Moon Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Elizabeth Moon

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My first degree came years before my second.
I had wanted to be a physicist, but I flunked calculus.
- Elizabeth Moon

I actually feel that the different kinds of stories
come out of different parts of my brain.
- Elizabeth Moon

Other people, including me, have written books with
main characters who were old and rich.
Or old and brilliant.
Old sages, old wizards, old rich people.
- Elizabeth Moon

One of my degrees was a science degree in biology.
- Elizabeth Moon

 

I like the Beatles, of course, but that's when I grew up.
- Elizabeth Moon

My personal feeling about science fiction is that it's
always in some way connected to the real world,
to our everyday world.
- Elizabeth Moon

I was writing fiction, but not finishing fiction.
- Elizabeth Moon

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Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus.
- Elizabeth Moon

When I was quite young, she was working in a hardware store,
so I grew up knowing about hardware.
- Elizabeth Moon

I can become very emotional about math,
although I'm not that good at it.
- Elizabeth Moon

I used to not back down from a challenge.
- Elizabeth Moon

I've taught Sunday school, I've sung in the choir,
I directed a choir.
- Elizabeth Moon

I love biomedical science, I love astronomy,
and you can't really do much with those in a fantasy setting.
- Elizabeth Moon

But in fantasy, you can make a complete break,
and you can put people in a situation where they are
confronted with things that they would not confront in the real world.
- Elizabeth Moon

You can also make explicit certain social problems which,
again, would be prejudged or not encountered at all in real life,
because people have set up defenses against it.
Fantasy allows you to get past defenses.
- Elizabeth Moon

So when I got out of the military, I went back to school in biology,
and earned a biology degree at the University of Texas,
and then did some graduate work in it.
- Elizabeth Moon

When I was starting out, I did not do short fiction well,
because I kept wanting to write books.
- Elizabeth Moon

In a novel, I could submerge my ego in a character's
and let his perceptions take over.
- Elizabeth Moon

Now my mother, interestingly enough,
was not a feminist in her own mind.
- Elizabeth Moon

When a person responds emotionally to intellectual things,
or emotionally only to traditional emotional things -
I find that an interesting break between myself and
some other writers and fans.
- Elizabeth Moon

It's hard to hold the focus that strongly on a single character for that long.
- Elizabeth Moon

Having a mother who had been an aeronautical engineer
convinced me that more things should be open to women.
- Elizabeth Moon

It may be far in the future, but there's some kind
of logical way to get from where we are to where the science fiction is.
- Elizabeth Moon

I had, of course, no model for that sort of woman being married,
but I can make that up as I go along.
- Elizabeth Moon

No, but a cello is the perfect string bass for an accordion.
Works with it beautifully.
- Elizabeth Moon

I regarded drugs as somewhat like rattlesnakes -
it's possible to pick one up without getting bit,
but why bother?
- Elizabeth Moon

There are relatively few science fiction or fantasy
books with the main character being an old person.
- Elizabeth Moon

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland PHOTO

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb PHOTO

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous PHOTO

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

The first quality that is needed is audacity.
- Winston Churchill

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

Okay, here's your first lesson: how to take a FALL!
- the movie Karate Kid

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you,
then they fight you, then you win.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Life is a journey. It is not a race to test
who can finish first or who can end up with the most loot.
Rather, life is best enjoyed as a meander -
watching the view to left and right - above and below -
as the days slowly move past in dress review.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- Epictetus

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead


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