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I don't recall having any self-awareness about ...
by A. E. van Vogt

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what
you were worrying about one year ago today.
- E. Joseph Cossman

I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
- Elie Wiesel

You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall
those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
- Lewis B. Smedes

I can't recall too much about pitching,
but I do remember that I was anxious to get it over with.
I just wanted to get that first game over with and go from there.
- Dennis Eckersley

I am surprised that I cannot recall whether my desire
to become a minister transformed itself into a wish
to lead the more militant life of missionary,
by a slow process or suddenly.
- Pierre Loti

I destroy things every day in the act of working and
often recall a picture I had considered finished in order to rework it.
- Frank Auerbach

I didn't even recall being on the DB sessions until
Herbie Flowers reminded me a couple of years ago.
- Jim Sullivan

There is both a skill factor and an effort factor in dream recall.
People can develop dream recall skills,
such as lying still in the morning and writing down whatever comes to mind.
- Henry Reed

15 minutes will open up the amnesia and you'll have full recall.
- Betty Hill

IN trying to recall my impressions during my short
war duty as an officer in the Austrian Army,
I find that my recollections of this period are very uneven and confused.
- Fritz Kreisler

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
- Dante Alighieri

I think if Keith Moon was here today and you asked
him to recall most of his early life or most of his life,
he wouldn't be able to recall it.
- Roger Daltrey

In times like these, it helps to recall that there
have always been times like these.
- Paul Harvey

I do not recall spending long hours in front of a mirror loving my reflection.
- Gene Tierney

I don't recall your name but you sure were a sucker for a high inside curve.
- Bill Dickey

To see you naked is to recall the Earth.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant
breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees.
The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk,
opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.
- Hamlin Garland

If our titles recall the known myths of antiquity,
we have used them again because they are the eternal
symbols upon which we must fall back to express basic psychological ideas.
- Mark Rothko

When ambitious desires arise in thy heart,
recall the days of extremity thou has passed through.
- Ieyasu Tokugawa

I can still recall the thrill of shooting my first film.
- Conrad Hall

The best umpired game is the game in which the fans
cannot recall the umpires who worked it.
- Bill Klem

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

Every little job becomes a dream, and you don't recall it anymore,
and maybe you might have a deja vu moment,
but it's like something you dreamed earlier.
- Terrence Howard

I don't recall getting a first guitar.
- Ronnie Montrose

It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young,
and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old.
- Leigh Hunt

I shall now recall to mind that the motion of the heavenly bodies is circular,
since the motion appropriate to a sphere is rotation in a circle.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

True penitence condemns to silence.
What a man is ready to recall he would be willing to repeat.
- F. H. Bradley

In twenty years you'll look back at photos of yourself
and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility
lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.
- Mary Schmich

When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things -
not the great occasions -
that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.
- Bob Hope

The Lord opened the understanding of my unbelieving heart,
so that I should recall my sins.
- Saint Patrick

My mother was electric onstage, and I vividly recall
the extraordinary power she had over her audiences.
- Lorna Luft

I think that I recall the nostalgic '50s:
the start of early television and rock-and-roll,
and I think everything seemed to get very generic.
Not much has changed.
- Rick Moranis

The Gods themselves cannot recall their gifts.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Even during my youth, I can recall very few black people
living on any kind of public assistance.
People were working, doing some kind of job that was useful to the community.
- Ed Smith

Aside from all that, we recall that antibodies to malaria
and other diseases prevalent in Africa show up as HIV-positive on tests.
- Serge Lang

Only people have been through that miserable time will
recall the pass from their deep memory.
- Zhang Yimou

Recall a recent time when someone was strongly critical
of your opinions (perhaps your political or religious beliefs).
Now, put yourself in their shoes - with compassion.
Try to understand and appreciate their point-of-view -
not to change your own opinions,
but to celebrate all our human differences - in peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It was in the Seventies but I still recall what was
a good night for my club.
Of course, the stadium has changed now but I have heard
that the atmosphere is still the same.
- Carl Zeiss

The dollar went up some eighty percent in real terms
as I recall now or something like that -
from '80 to '85.
- Robert C. Solomon

The movie, if I recall, didn't have to do with the
television show because there were concerns from everyone
that they didn't want it to be like the TV show.
- David Selby

We can only write well about our sins because it is
too difficult to recall a virtuous act or even whether
it was the result of good or evil motives.
- Edward Dahlberg

I grow dizzy when I recall that the number of manufactured
tanks seems to have been more important to me than
the vanished victims of racism.
- Albert Speer

Magnetism, as you recall from physics class,
is a powerful force that causes certain items to be
attracted to refrigerators.
- Dave Barry

The clearest way to show what the rule of law
means to us in everyday life
is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Happiness is hard to recall.
Its just a glow.
- Frank McCourt

I play a couple basic folks songs and break them down.
I did that on a six string.
I can't recall all the songs on it.
There's some finger picking on it.
- Roger McGuinn

I am happy now, to recall that I was no only his son but his companion,
and whenever there was a hunting expedition or any other pleasure,
I was always with him.
- John Philip Sousa

Your memory is a monster; you forget -
it doesn't.
It simply files things away.
It keeps things for you, or hides things from you -
and summons them to your recall with a will of its own.
You think you have a memory; but it has you!
- John Irving

I remember an article, I can't recall who by,
it was after the fall of the Berlin Wall,
which said that now the Wall was down,
there could be no more class war.
Only someone with money could ever say such a thing.
- Claude Chabrol

It's a coup by the GOP to grab the governorship to
California to make this place a safe haven for George W. Bush in 2004.
It's incredible when you think about it.
The recall cost the state $100 million.
- Al Jardine

I am sure that the sad days and happenings were rare,
and that I lived the joyous and careless life of other children;
but just because the happy days were so habitual to
me they made no impression upon my mind,
and I can no longer recall them.
- Pierre Loti

As I look back over fifty years of ministry,
I recall innumerable tests, trials and times of crushing pain.
But through it all, the Lord has proven faithful,
loving, and totally true to all his promises.
- David Wilkerson

The human brain now holds the key to our future.
We have to recall the image of the planet from outer space:
a single entity in which air,
water, and continents are interconnected.
That is our home.
- David Suzuki

I'm pulling out, and I'm going to concentrate every
ounce of time and energy over the next week working
to defeat the recall because I realize now that's the
only way to defeat Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- Arianna Huffington

I very rarely came across rude or disrespectful people.
I don't know how I slipped by all of them,
but I honestly can't think of one experience off the
top of my head that was like that.
I'm sure they're there, but I'd have to think really hard to recall them.
- Scott Baio

I recall feeling an almost delicious terror when one
day I found myself alone in the midst of tall June
grasses that grew high as my head.
But here the secret working of self consciousness is
almost too entangled with the things of the past for me to explain it.
- Pierre Loti


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