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I'm quite influenced in this by one of my heroes,
by Robert Sheckley

I'm quite influenced in this by one of my heroes,
Montaigne, who thought a man's real task was to render
as honest an account of himself as he could.
- Robert Sheckley

I like to think that I have no single view nor any
single situation that I think things arrive from.
I try to give examples of what I think are interesting questions for me.
- Robert Sheckley

Once you find you can't walk as far and as fast as you were able,
life becomes more complicated.
- Robert Sheckley

I'm not so interested any more in how a great deal of science fiction goes.
It goes into things like Star Wars and Star Trek which
all go excellent in their own way.
- Robert Sheckley

 

I'm not too fond of the hard work and the constant
battle with self-doubt that goes on when I write,
but I figure that's part of the territory.
- Robert Sheckley

I have never been a critic of science fiction as a whole.
- Robert Sheckley

I don't much like to look back with the idea that I
was doing it wrong then or I'm doing it wrong now.
- Robert Sheckley

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I was never able to write seriously about heroes because
I was very aware that I was not one and that in my
background there was not this heroic thing.
- Robert Sheckley

The absurdist stuff wasn't terribly popular at the time I was doing it.
- Robert Sheckley

Science fiction is very healthy in its form.
- Robert Sheckley

A novel is often a longer process in handling self-doubt.
- Robert Sheckley

I've always thought of absurdism as a French fad I'd like to belong to.
- Robert Sheckley

I do think that short story writing is often a matter of luck.
- Robert Sheckley

I don't finish every story, but I probably write and
send out three out of five of them.
- Robert Sheckley

Ethical and questions of philosophy interest me a great deal.
- Robert Sheckley

I was forever reading outside of the field as well as in it.
- Robert Sheckley

I knew I was doing something right because it was selling
so I didn't want to interfere with it.
- Robert Sheckley

A lot of us don't want to be quite that serious about world problems.
Our life is there to enjoy, not to be an eternal dissident,
eternally unhappy with how things are and with the state of mankind.
- Robert Sheckley

So I wrote what I hoped would be science fiction,
I was not at all sure if what I wrote would be acceptable even.
But I don't say that I consciously wrote with humour.
Humour is a part of you that comes out.
- Robert Sheckley

It takes me a long time to get with a landscape.
It took me 20 years before I wrote anything about Ibiza,
and I haven't written about Oregon yet,
although I've been there 20 years - possibly I'm almost due.
- Robert Sheckley

As far as the mechanics go, working with other people
on received ideas was for me a very interesting technical problem.
I can't say that any of my collaborations engaged my heart,
but they engaged the craftsman in me.
- Robert Sheckley

There is a great deal of cyberpunk that I admire,
especially the work of William Gibson which I think is excellent.
Somehow he speaks from his own heart and cyber punk is what comes out.
- Robert Sheckley

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
- Bill Watterson

Look at this butterfly, so beautiful, so delicate.
I can enjoy this butterfly from a distance,
but if I touched her, she would die.
While not quite as delicate as butterflies,
people also need private space and private time
away from the demands of the world -
even away from the attentions of those
with whom they are most bonded.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The savage in man is never quite eradicated.
- Henry David Thoreau

My formula for living is quite simple.
I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night.
In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
- Cary Grant

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous.
In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
- Winston Churchill

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
but I could never quite pull it off.
- Bryan Ferry

I think you go through a period as a teenager of being
quite cool and unaffected by things.
- Miranda Otto

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter
quite like unrequited love.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts comic

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

I am not quite sure where home is right now.
I do have places in London and Milan,
and a house in Spain.
I guess I would say home is where my mother is,
and she lives in Spain.
- Sarah Brightman

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives,
I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
- Winston Churchill

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
- H. L. Mencken

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
- Anne Stevenson

I never did quite fit the glamour mode.
It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.
- Patty Duke

I'm French, so I'm quite lazy about exercising,
and I smoke.
But I do love going for a run in the morning with my dog.
That's all.
- Eva Green

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

No one makes a revolution by himself;
and there are some revolutions which humanity accomplishes
without quite knowing how,
because it is everybody who takes them in hand.
- George Sand

I got involved in script development from the beginning.
It was nice to see how a film gets made right from the beginning.
It was quite hands-on for me.
- Dougray Scott

I think he had a wake-up call.
It's a different kind of race, and I think maybe he
didn't take it quite as seriously as he might have,
but you can bet he learned a lot of lessons.
- Frank Shorter

Outside of advertising, the person who's influenced
me most is quite possibly Frank Gehry.
- Jay Chiat

Birth was something that came quite unexpectedly,
and afterwards there was one child more in the house.
- Georg Brandes

A course never quite looks the same way twice.
The combinations of weather, season,
light,
feelings and thoughts that you find there are ever-changing.
- Joe Henderson

It's quite hard for people to just accept that they're very contradictory.
- Kenneth Branagh

There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation,
and for some men it is quite as difficult to record
an observation in brief and plain language.
- William Osler

Post-Modernism was a reaction against Modernism.
It came quite early to music and literature,
and a little later to architecture.
And I think it's still coming to computer science.
- Larry Wall

We had to do the same thing here.
To top that sequel was quite a task.
Mike had a couple of good conceptual humour and character ideas,
which got me back into it.
- Jay Roach

Some artists claim praise is irrelevant in measuring the success of art,
but I think it's quite relevant.
Besides, it makes me feel great.
- Chris Van Allsburg

My mother was like a sister to me, only we didn't have sex quite so often.
- Emo Philips

I saw a great many men die afterwards,
some suffering horribly, but I do not recall any death
that affected me quite so much as that of this first victim in my platoon.
- Fritz Kreisler

Fear is that thing that keeps you up there on that other plateau.
Fear is that thing that just keeps you closed down,
and quite frankly, alone.
- Andrew Shue

All through my school life I was appalled by the fact
that masters and senior boys were allowed quite literally to wound other boys,
and sometimes very severely.
- Roald Dahl

It is quite annoying that we have to change the sound
we invented just to avoid sounding like people who simply copy us,
but...
it is flattering and of course challenging.
- Jonathan Davis

Well, you know, it's really been, you know,
quite a trip for me.
- Patty Hearst

I went along and basically learned a few of the songs
they were doing at the time,
which were quite a few of the songs we ended up doing on our first album.
- John Deacon

I like my body when it is with your body.
It is so quite new a thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
- e. e. cummings

The future...
seems to me no unified dream but a mince pie,
long in the baking, never quite done.
- Edward Young

I'm a quite serious actor who doesn't mind being ridiculously comic.
- Alan Rickman

I was lucky to have my wife as the art director,
and it turned out to be quite something -
a great success.
I'm very proud of it.
- Helmut Newton

I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society,
be it country or town.
A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.
- Emily Bronte

Nothing gives me quite so much joy as when people tell
me they've had their pets spayed or neutered.
- Bob Barker

I'm not really a science-fiction fan,
I quite like the idea of getting away from the science-fiction side of it,
for two episodes.
It was lovely, it was a super story and great fun.
- Sarah Sutton

I'm quite an insecure person and need reassuring all the time.
- Katie Price

Working with Mel Gibson is a little like waltzing with a hurricane.
It's always exciting, and you're never quite sure where it's going to take you.
- James Caviezel

In fact I am quite snappy and irritable,
and I don't know if I'd like to make myself worse in that respect.
- Nigella Lawson

Gromit was the name of a cat.
When I started modeling the cat I just didn't feel it was quite right,
so I made it into a dog because he could have a bigger nose and bigger,
longer legs.
- Nick Park

I think I have something tonight that's not quite correct for evening wear.
Blue suede shoes.
- Elvis Presley


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