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Kevin J. Anderson Quotes and Sayings
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If I could go back in time and tell my younger self
that eventually that I'd become very successful writing
Dune books after Frank Herbert's death,
I would have laughed myself silly, I think,
at how strange that prospect would be.
- Kevin J. Anderson

One of the things that was kind of shocking for humans...
was to come to terms with was the fact that,
hey, we may not be the center of the universe.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Over the years, I've trained myself to speak using
the same language I would use if I were typing:
meaning using full sentences in the way that paragraphs and scenes are arranged.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I mean, I wasn't stupid.
I knew we'd make money and sell a lot of Dune books.
- Kevin J. Anderson

 

We wanted to write the first prequels as a story that anyone could pick up.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I think now I'm up to something like 85 different titles that I've published.
- Kevin J. Anderson

The great secret behind classified projects is that
most of them are so utterly boring and uninteresting
that James Bond wouldn't even take a second look at them.
- Kevin J. Anderson

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The people who make policy decisions should damned
well know what they are talking about before they make the decisions.
There is nobody who is an expert on cloning who would
be afraid after seeing Attack of the Clones.
- Kevin J. Anderson

In a certain sense, this guy - who is one of the most
evil people in the book -
he's not really that bad at running the show,
because he knows what he's doing, he's smart and he's
got the big picture in mind.
He's like the Godfather.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I got to spend all of my time every day at work reading
and editing papers about cutting-edge technical research and getting paid for it.
Then I'd go home at night and turn what I learned into science fiction stories.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I sold my very first novel when I was 24 or 25 years old.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I had a minor in Russian history, and this was at the
time when the big Cold War was going on.
- Kevin J. Anderson

There is grand romance in The Lord of the Rings.
It's an important part of epic literature.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Sure, President Bush can say that the U.S.
government won't fund stem cell research,
but believe me, Japan is applauding.
Because they will just do it first and get all the patents.
- Kevin J. Anderson

If you look at the British royal family and take away
the scandals and the goofy stuff that's going on,
people love to have this king to look up to -
the royals are like celebrities.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Each book will have a lot of cliffhangers,
because I like that.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Every spare second I would write, somehow.
On my lunch hour, too.
- Kevin J. Anderson

If you had an alien race that looked like insects,
then they would build robots to look like themselves,
not to look like people.
- Kevin J. Anderson

We sat around on a hotel balcony with a bottle of wine
and tried to figure out how you would go about blowing up a planet.
That's the kind of conversations science fiction writers
have when they get together.
We don't talk about football or anything like that.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I did several interesting jobs, working in restaurants,
I worked at a lab rat farm, feeding and watering all these rats.
Then I got a full-time job as a technical writer for
a large scientific research laboratory.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Of course you don't make any noise in space,
because there's no air.
- Kevin J. Anderson

My dad is a bank president and my mom was an accountant
and they didn't think that seeking the life of a freelance
writer was very practical,
you see.
Of course, I was just as determined to do it.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I want to make it so that so many things happen...
that you didn't expect would happen in this series,
that you realize that you have to read every one of them.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I don't think the author should make the reader do
that much work to remember who somebody is.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I've had the same, full-time assistant and typist for eight or nine years now.
She's read everything I've written, she types everything and does a good job,
translates it and makes comments.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Dune is the bestselling science fiction book of all time.
It's something you really need to read in your lifetime.
If you're going to read The Lord of the Rings,
which everyone should, then you have to read Dune,
too.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I always turn in my books on time, so you can always
count on a book coming out when it's supposed to.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I think that somebody with the resources and innovation
and the idea is going to come out of nowhere and come
up with a successful space travel program.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I'm talking to you and it's basically a direct communication,
whereas if I'm writing a letter to you and you read the letter,
there are like 12 extra deconstruction and reconstruction
steps in the communication.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Wouldn't you like to have an augmented memory chip
that you could plug into your head so you don't have
to look everything up and remember everything?
- Kevin J. Anderson

My total year's income from working as hard as I possibly
could from writing went from like $30 one year to about $70 the next year.
And it made me realize that maybe you couldn't really pay the rent that way.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Do you want Columbus to go across the ocean,
or do you want to put a message in a bottle and hope
that it lands somewhere? I'd rather have actual people be there.
Whether they look like Americans or like the inhabitants of some other country,
depends on who has the most drive.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy,
with kings, queens, dukes and court politics,
but of course like what I was explaining before,
about making the science make sense,
you have to make the politics make sense,
too.
- Kevin J. Anderson

It was like there was a pile of kindling that was in
the back of my imagination just waiting there.
Once I lit it, it just flared up and I kept getting ideas and ideas.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I always had this non-stop drive.
I had to keep sending stories out and every once in
awhile I'd get something accepted or get the little
trickle of positive feedback.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Telling your story out loud is the way human beings communicate.
We don't normally think up words, translate how to
spell them and then move our fingers up and down over
this randomly arranged set of keys to make the same
letters appear on a screen.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

A big part of letting go is recognizing
when it is time to stay in a situation
and when it is time to move on.
- Darren L. Johnson

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

We all go through life bristling
at our external limitations,
but the most difficult chains
to break are inside us.
- Bradley Whitford

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

The show must go on.
- Proverb

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Relax. Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Go forth, and play joyfully in the garden of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Anything I can not transform
into something marvelous, I let go.
- Anais Nin

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine.
But you have to forgive yourself.
Let go of what's bitter and move on.
- Bill Cosby

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau

Why not go out on a limb?
Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Mark Twain

Strength does not come from winning.
Your struggles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships
and decide not to surrender,
that is strength.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Once we accept our limits, we can go beyond them.
- Albert Einstein

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely,
"and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
- Lewis Carroll


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