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I think my fascination is less with genre figures ...
by Eric Brown

I think my fascination is less with genre figures than with writers in general.
- Eric Brown

To me, it's all about opening all the doors and getting
people to be not only prolific,
but creative and having control of their music.
- Eric Brown

You don't have to fight for your life anymore.
You're starting a new one.
- Eric Brown

The professionals are going to be joined by the average Joe.
Everybody's a publisher.
- Eric Brown

 

I think it's a short story writer's duty,
as well as writing well about emotions and characters,
to write story.
- Eric Brown

The market for short stories is hard to break into,
but a magazine editor isn't always looking for big
names with which to sell his magazine -
they're more willing to try stories by newcomers,
if those tales are good.
- Eric Brown

Which, of course, isn't the point of writing -
but it would be nice if,
along with the creative satisfaction of writing and seeing my work in print,
I could do more than merely scrape a living.
Okay, moaning over.
- Eric Brown

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The inspiration to write? Perhaps it's not so much inspiration,
as a NEED to write.
I get itchy and guilty and dissatisfied when I haven't written for a while.
Ideas come to me and need to be written down.
- Eric Brown

I write about five thousand words a day,
when working on a book, about three thousand a day
if I'm writing a short story.
I take long periods off between projects,
when I read a lot, garden, and think about the next book or stories.
- Eric Brown

Well, to be honest I think I'm a better short story writer than a novelist.
Novels I find very hard, hours and hours,
weeks and weeks, of conscious thought -
whereas short stories slip out painlessly in a few days.
- Eric Brown

'Made it as a writer'? I'm still wondering if I've made it as a writer.
I've made it as a published writer of the type of SF
that I want to write and read,
but I'm still waiting for that big breakthrough.
- Eric Brown

Why my interest in writers? Well, I'm one,
and many of my friends are writers.
I know what it's like to write.
I'm interested in the creative process.
I'm fascinated by the disparity between who we are on the outside,
and what we have bubbling away inside us.
- Eric Brown

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha

If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.
- Ram Dass

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

If you think you can,
or you think you can't,
you're probably right.
- Henry Ford

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

WHY do you care what THEY think?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Those who know how to think need no teachers.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

To change who you are,
change who you think you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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