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I figure that that has a ten year cycle.
by A. E. van Vogt

I figure that that has a ten year cycle.
At the end of that ten years, I began to get worried
that I would run into what is known as the writer's block,
the feeling of not being able to do these things.
- A. E. van Vogt

Well, first of all, going off with dianetics was based upon a thought of mine.
- A. E. van Vogt

In a sense, there's a great truth to that,
but, also I was a great reader.
- A. E. van Vogt

My theory was that what I had to do was make a study of human behavior.
- A. E. van Vogt

 

The encouragement I got from Campbell was a quick check and praise.
Once the Space Beagle was launched on its mission,
it seemed natural for it to breed additional thoughts.
- A. E. van Vogt

I don't recall having any self-awareness about the intricacy of my stories.
- A. E. van Vogt

Recruiting Station was a story that came as the result
of many anxious awakenings during many nights.
- A. E. van Vogt

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In those days I was new to covers; merely felt pleased
that a story of mine had been honored.
I later met Rogers who did some of my early covers
and I was impressed with him.
- A. E. van Vogt

I had casually rented an apartment that cost $75 a
month because I expected my writing to pay my way.
- A. E. van Vogt

I first read science fiction in the old British Chum
annual when I was about 12 years old.
- A. E. van Vogt

It's difficult for me to feel that a solid page without
the breakups of paragraphs can be interesting.
I break mine up perhaps sooner than I should in terms
of the usage of the English language.
- A. E. van Vogt

Chum was a British boy's weekly which,
at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book;
and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas
presents for male children.
- A. E. van Vogt

It came about as follows: over the years when I was involved in dianetics,
I wrote the beginnings of many stories.
I would get an idea, and then write the beginning,
and then never touch it again.
- A. E. van Vogt

But, somewhere in there, I did have the thought that
this really fits in with my thinking about what I wanted to do;
with what has to be done by a writer in order to stay alive as a writer.
- A. E. van Vogt

You have to remember that I was a bright but simple
fellow from Canada who seldom,
if ever, met another writer, and then only a so-called
literary type that occasionally sold a story and meanwhile
worked in an office for a living.
- A. E. van Vogt

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

Sometimes I can't figure designers out.
It's as if they flunked human anatomy.
- Erma Bombeck

I used to be hung up on my figure, but it's a waste of time.
I don't believe in diets.
Have four pints one night, be healthy the next.
- Sophie Ellis Bextor

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,'
probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
- Woody Allen

I have six locks on my door all in a row.
When I go out, I lock every other one.
I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks,
they are always locking three.
- Elayne Boosler

I figure that if the children are alive when I get home,
I've done my job.
- Roseanne Barr

Breaking up is a natural evolution
when you try to figure out what you want in life.
If you're with an individual
who isn't moving in the same direction
and at the same rate that you are,
it ain't going to work.
- Usher Raymond

If I was hearing something I couldn't do,
I would figure out how to do it.
- Bill Bruford

It was more fun trying to figure out I Want To Hold
Your Hand than to take lessons.
By this time I knew basic chords.
- Tommy Shaw

I'm a serious eater and a seriously hungry person,
so I set out on that path to figure it out for myself,
and of course it really resonated with other people.
- Sally Schneider

I didn't want to be the sissy figure skater,
you know.
- Scott Hamilton

I'm plagued with indecision in my life.
I can't figure out what to order in a restaurant.
- Chuck Close

I think people figure out early in their lives what
currency they can work in.
- Merrill Markoe

Charlie Brown is almost a tragic figure.
- Brian Walker

Although I am a public figure, I'm still a little shy.
I don't think my own personality is important.
I prefer to keep some small dosage of privacy.
- Joshua Lederberg

I usually use quick sketches that I accumulated from
the figure drawing classes I once instructed.
- Frank Bruno

Killers can seem smart when you can't figure out who they are.
- Pat Brown

When it comes to the game of life, I figure I've played the whole course.
- Lee Trevino

After forty a woman has to choose between losing her figure or her face.
My advice is to keep your face, and stay sitting down.
- Barbara Cartland

Marketers are out there trying to figure out how to
get your money out of your child.
- Maggie Gallagher

I liked the fact that I was forced to get inside of
my emotions and to really try to figure out a lot of
what I was going through.
- Geddy Lee

If I were not a public figure, I wouldn't fly with Thai.
- Thaksin Shinawatra

It's a huge challenge, a huge responsibility.
Bond is a huge iconic figure in movie history.
These opportunities don't come along very often so I thought,
'Why not?'
- Daniel Craig

I carry out my work thus: I never use models or nature for the figure,
drapery or anything else.
- John Tenniel

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for.
And the most you can do is live inside that hope.
- Barbara Kingsolver

I figure if I have my health, can pay the rent and I have my friends,
I call it 'content.'
- Lauren Bacall

If you can figure out my success on the screen,
you're a better man than I. - Alan Ladd

There are a lot of girls that will try to hook up with you,
then try to have your kid because they figure they're
going to get all this money from you.
- Dustin Diamond

Personally, I don't like a girlfriend to have a husband.
If she'll fool her husband, I figure she'll fool me.
- Orson Welles

People who say, 'Let the chips fall where they may,'
usually figure they will not be hit by a chip.
- Bern Williams

Some actors couldn't figure out how to withstand the constant rejection.
They couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel.
- Harrison Ford

These guys who keep on playing but aren't winning,
you've got to sit them down and let them figure it
out and perform a little gut-check on themselves.
- Payne Stewart

I haven't got the slightest idea how to change people,
but still I keep a long list of prospective candidates
just in case I should ever figure it out.
- David Sedaris

I've heard all kinds of crazy rumors about myself.
I've even heard that I'm pregnant!
I've become real good about laughing things off -
I figure I'd better get used to it.
- Carrie Underwood

I'd love to talk to Angelina Jolie.
On my show I would love her because she's a mysterious,
mysterious figure.
- Isaac Mizrahi

I've always just shown up and tried to figure out what's
for lunch and am I going to get to play some racquetball that night.
- Robert Downey, Jr.

I figure I basically am a ghost.
I think we all are.
- John Astin

In order to figure out how to make atoms compute,
you have to learn how to speak their language and to
understand how they process information under normal circumstances.
- Seth Lloyd

There is nothing that special to see when looking at me.
I'm a painter who paints day in day out,
from morning till evening - figure pictures and landscapes,
more rarely portraits.
- Gustav Klimt

I figure I'll be champ for about ten years and then
I'll let my brother take over -
like the Kennedys down in Washington.
- Muhammad Ali

Have you heard a single national figure tell you all
of the crises of the recent past are not economic,
they're cultural?
- Newt Gingrich

No one told me about boys.
I had to figure it out myself.
The first thing I learned was that sometimes they grow
slower than women mentally.
- Elena Anaya

And so figure skating was a great vehicle for me to
kind of be competitive at something,
without having to be big.
- Scott Hamilton

The original item looked like a little hand cart with
the figure of a man mounted on a platform between the wheels.
The man's outstretched arm always pointed south.
- Kit Williams

I took all my wax studies and threw them in the fire...
that's the way it is when something unpleasant happens to me.
I take my hammer and I squash a figure.
- Camille Claudel

Yancy is actually a Native-American name,
but I'm Irish.
Go figure.
- Yancy Butler

She not only kept her lovely figure,
she's added so much to it.
- Bob Fosse

I always write with music.
It takes me a while to figure out the right piece of
music for what I'm working on.
Once I figure it out, that's the only thing I'll play.
- Kate DiCamillo

I couldn't walk down any street in Britain without being laughed at.
It was a nightmare.
My children were devastated because their dad was a figure of ridicule.
- David Icke

Emerson was the chief figure in the American transcendental movement,
a fact that complicates all accounts of him in literary or cultural history.
- Howard Mumford Jones

I think for me it was a natural transition to move
full time into acting rather than figure skating.
- Julie Benz

Some fine day, Democrats may figure out how to get
on the right side of the value divide -
how to define America as a place of the common good
and not a playground of the strong.
- Todd Gitlin

One figure can sometimes add up to a lot.
- Wesley Ruggles

Every citizen has to figure out what kind of government he or she wants.
- Stephen Breyer

Ernest Hemingway did a great deal toward making the
writer an acceptable public figure;
obviously,
he was no sissy.
- Irwin Shaw


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