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Anne McCaffrey Quotes and Sayings

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I would recommend the short story form,
which is a lot harder to write since you have to be so careful with words,
until there is plenty of time to doodle through a novel.
- Anne McCaffrey

People have freaked out when I tell them that my dragons
are scientifically based...
what else can you call a genetically engineered life form?
- Anne McCaffrey

I think writers need windows on a view to remind them
that a whole world is out there,
not the minutiae with which they might be dealing on a close scale.
- Anne McCaffrey

I'm very fond of the Talent series, and also the Crystal Singer trio.
- Anne McCaffrey

 

But I will say that living in Ireland has changed the
cadence and fullness of speech,
since the Irish love words and use as many of them
in a sentence as possible.
- Anne McCaffrey

I have a shelf of comfort books, which I read when
the world closes in on me or something untoward happens.
- Anne McCaffrey

Writing has been so much a part of my life that I'm
really quite annoyed that I can't do as much as I used to.
- Anne McCaffrey

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I have always used emotion as a writing tool.
That goes back to me being on the stage.
- Anne McCaffrey

I did not have a chance to write novels until my youngest
child started school fulltime.
- Anne McCaffrey

I have written my own screen version of Pern,
but had no buyers yet.
- Anne McCaffrey

Make no judgements where you have no compassion.
- Anne McCaffrey

What I used to do between writing fits was feed my kids,
ride my horse and go shopping for cat and dog food.
- Anne McCaffrey

I have my good days and my bad days,
but I don't have as much energy as I used to back when
I was young and foolish and didn't count the cost -
and it takes a lot -
to write.
- Anne McCaffrey

I think the Internet, particularly the availability of information,
is great.
I do a lot of correspondence on-line and have a chat
line to talk to my fans as well.
- Anne McCaffrey

I didn't raise Todd to be a writer, but he happened to be one anyway.
- Anne McCaffrey

A good story is a good story no matter who wrote it.
- Anne McCaffrey

I'm 78, I'm on my pension in Ireland,
and all that good stuff.
- Anne McCaffrey

That's what writing is all about, after all,
making others see what you have put down on the page
and believing that it does,
or could, exist and you want to go there.
- Anne McCaffrey

I also don't have organized religion on Pern.
I figured - since there were four holy wars going on at the time of writing -
that religion was one problem Pern didn't need.
- Anne McCaffrey

At age 77, I need the help of someone with more energy
than I can now summon to finish a book.
- Anne McCaffrey

That's such a thrill - a story I wrote at the beginning of my career,
and it's still packin' the house.
- Anne McCaffrey

Because we build the worlds we wouldn't mind living in.
They contain scary things, problems,
but also a sense of rightness that makes them alive
and makes us want to live there.
- Anne McCaffrey

But Ship Who Sang remains my favorite story.
I really rocked folks with that and still cannot read
it aloud myself without weeping at the end.
- Anne McCaffrey

I don't often reread my own books, unless I am going
into another in the series and need to refresh my mood
when originating the concept.
- Anne McCaffrey

I do outlines when I'm writing with someone,
but they also need to have a certain amount of freedom.
- Anne McCaffrey

Mostly I'm telling people that they don't have to be victims.
- Anne McCaffrey

I wouldn't encourage new writers to start off publishing
through electronic media...
it still isn't wide enough for the readership they
would need to get a good start.
- Anne McCaffrey

The thing is, emotion - if it's visibly felt by the writer -
will go through all the processes it takes to publish
a story and still hit the reader right in the gut.
But you have to really mean it.
- Anne McCaffrey

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

Morality which depends upon the helplessness
of a man or woman has not much to recommend it.
Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I highly recommend worrying.
It is much more effective than dieting.
- William Powell

To this light, then, would I recommend all,
with mine own soul, - to this sure way of salvation.
- Elias Hicks

If somebody asks me to recommend a young,
good singer, I always do.
- Maureen Forrester

Recommend virtue to your children; it alone,
not money, can make them happy.
I speak from experience.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented
by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
- Viktor E. Frankl

I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone,
but they've always worked for me.
- Hunter S. Thompson

I was with one at a time with the other four watching.
It was a little uncomfortable, actually.
I wouldn't recommend five at once.
There's just not enough guy to go around.
- Charlie Sheen

Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy,
not gold.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence,
but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.
- Joseph Addison

We gave up having a TV last year.
I am out of the loop.
Life is way better than TV.
I recommend it to anyone who has forgotten they have one.
- Jasmine Guy

Mark Twain's Roughing It is a book that many people don't know about,
but I highly recommend to anybody at any age.
- Chuck Jones

I don't think there is anything particularly wrong in hitting a woman,
though I don't recommend you do it the same way that you hit a man.
- Sean Connery

War is hell and all that, but it has a good deal to recommend it.
It wipes out all the small nuisances of peace-time.
- Ian Hay

I recommend the art of slow reading.
- Amos Oz

I write journals and would recommend journal writing
to anyone who wishes to pursue a writing career.
You learn a lot.
You also remember a lot...
and memory is important.
- Judy Collins

Let the professors of Christianity recommend their
religion by deeds of benevolence -
by Christian meekness -
by lives of temperance and holiness.
- Richard Mentor Johnson

Winning may not be everything, but losing has little to recommend it.
- Dianne Feinstein

I recommend limiting one's involvement in other people's
lives to a pleasantly scant minimum.
- Quentin Crisp

I would recommend anybody who gets a chance to see short track skating,
make it a point to go out there when Apolo is skating
because you won't see anybody better.
- Eric Heiden

So, what's it like in the real world? Well,
the food is better, but beyond that,
I don't recommend it.
- Bill Watterson

I would recommend that anyone who wants to do comedy on TV to do radio first.
- David Walliams

What I love is a peanut butter and pickle sandwich.
I'll just have peanut butter and bananas,
then peanut butter and pickles.
Peanut butter and chocolate I don't recommend.
- Dianne Wiest

I know a lot of people in the business recommend the
many Story Structure seminars being offered here,
but I point to them as the single biggest contributor to lousy scripts.
- Douglas Wood

If you have never experienced the practice
of daily journaling, give it a try. I highly recommend it.
When I say "journaling," I am not referring to a diary
in which to record the events of your life,
I am talking about a place to record your feelings -
a friend with whom to share your troubles, fears, hopes, and dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm exceedingly proud of being an actor,
but I never recommend it to anyone.
- Theodore Bikel

And I highly recommend for all the women in the world,
even if they're 71, you can never take for granted that he loves you.
It's always good to flirt with him.
It's a great sport.
- Salma Hayek

The only kind of coercion I recommend is mutual coercion,
mutually agreed upon by the majority of the people affected.
- Garrett Hardin

The difference between reality and unreality is that
reality has so little to recommend it.
- Allan Sherman

It's a blessing and a curse.
But it's not always the best situation to be in.
As a profession, I don't recommend acting at all.
- Armand Assante

Choosing to be miserable is an option,
but not one I recommend.
- Darren L. Johnson

I would first recommend we appoint a Police Director
that commands the respect of the rank and file.
- Vincent Frank

I got access to a private tour of the zoo.
I got to go in a cage with a koala, which I highly recommend.
- Todd Barry

I recommend you to take care of the minutes,
for the hours will take care of themselves.
- Lord Chesterfield

We also very importantly recommend continued growth
in the Army and the Marine Corps end strength.
- John M. McHugh

Here's a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once.
- Tallulah Bankhead

Heroin also makes people feel better,
but I wouldn't recommend using heroin.
- James Randi

Life is way better than TV.
I recommend it to anyone who has forgotten they have one.
- Jasmine Guy

Let me recommend the best medicine in the world:
a long journey,
at a mild season, through a pleasant country,
in easy stages.
- James Madison

My Republican friends are lamenting reconciliation.
But I would recommend for them to go back and look at history.
- Harry Reid

At the outset, at least, all three groups had something else to recommend them,
as well: They were headquartered 3,000 miles away from
the East Side of Manhattan.
- Tom Wolfe

I highly recommend tantric sex workshops.
- Sheryl Lee


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