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Elizabeth Moon Quotes and Sayings

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There are relatively few science fiction or fantasy
books with the main character being an old person.
- Elizabeth Moon

One of my degrees was a science degree in biology.
- Elizabeth Moon

I had, of course, no model for that sort of woman being married,
but I can make that up as I go along.
- Elizabeth Moon

Having a mother who had been an aeronautical engineer
convinced me that more things should be open to women.
- Elizabeth Moon

 

In a novel, I could submerge my ego in a character's
and let his perceptions take over.
- Elizabeth Moon

It's hard to hold the focus that strongly on a single character for that long.
- Elizabeth Moon

Now my mother, interestingly enough,
was not a feminist in her own mind.
- Elizabeth Moon

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I used to not back down from a challenge.
- Elizabeth Moon

I like the Beatles, of course, but that's when I grew up.
- Elizabeth Moon

No, but a cello is the perfect string bass for an accordion.
Works with it beautifully.
- Elizabeth Moon

It may be far in the future, but there's some kind
of logical way to get from where we are to where the science fiction is.
- Elizabeth Moon

When I was starting out, I did not do short fiction well,
because I kept wanting to write books.
- Elizabeth Moon

My personal feeling about science fiction is that it's
always in some way connected to the real world,
to our everyday world.
- Elizabeth Moon

I regarded drugs as somewhat like rattlesnakes -
it's possible to pick one up without getting bit,
but why bother?
- Elizabeth Moon

Other people, including me, have written books with
main characters who were old and rich.
Or old and brilliant.
Old sages, old wizards, old rich people.
- Elizabeth Moon

I've taught Sunday school, I've sung in the choir,
I directed a choir.
- Elizabeth Moon

I was writing fiction, but not finishing fiction.
- Elizabeth Moon

I love biomedical science, I love astronomy,
and you can't really do much with those in a fantasy setting.
- Elizabeth Moon

My first degree came years before my second.
I had wanted to be a physicist, but I flunked calculus.
- Elizabeth Moon

I can become very emotional about math,
although I'm not that good at it.
- Elizabeth Moon

I actually feel that the different kinds of stories
come out of different parts of my brain.
- Elizabeth Moon

Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus.
- Elizabeth Moon

But in fantasy, you can make a complete break,
and you can put people in a situation where they are
confronted with things that they would not confront in the real world.
- Elizabeth Moon

So when I got out of the military, I went back to school in biology,
and earned a biology degree at the University of Texas,
and then did some graduate work in it.
- Elizabeth Moon

When I was quite young, she was working in a hardware store,
so I grew up knowing about hardware.
- Elizabeth Moon

When a person responds emotionally to intellectual things,
or emotionally only to traditional emotional things -
I find that an interesting break between myself and
some other writers and fans.
- Elizabeth Moon

You can also make explicit certain social problems which,
again, would be prejudged or not encountered at all in real life,
because people have set up defenses against it.
Fantasy allows you to get past defenses.
- Elizabeth Moon

It's not about weight, it's about fitness,
and one component of being fit is to have relatively low body fat,
because fat is not very efficient, whereas muscle is.
- Deborah Bull

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Roman civilization had achieved, within the bounds of its technology,
relatively as great a mastery of time and space as we have achieved today.
- Arthur Erickson

Just the concept of personal freedom within a democracy,
for instance, is a relatively young idea -
only about 300 years old in this country.
- Daniel Greenberg

I was relatively technically adept.
I can edit and wire up a light.
- Ian Hart

All I claimed was that when a drastic change occurs,
it occurs in a relatively small and isolated population.
- Ernst Mayr

Individual effort is almost relatively impossible to
cope with the big problem of poverty as we see it.
- John Burns

The retrospective glance is a relatively easy gesture for us to make.
- George Crumb

And that's another reason to make this movie:
We can put plays on film now,
at a relatively small cost, and they will reach an
audience they would never have reached otherwise.
- Dustin Hoffman

Chances are the movements of the euro as against the
dollar will be relatively moderate.
- Robert C. Solomon

Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul:
where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses
remain relatively harmless.
- Eric Hoffer

At the end of 1964, wholesale prices had been relatively stable for some years.
- Leonard Woodcock

If we allow public funds to be used to support our relatively benign,
morally grounded schools, we will have to allow those
public funds to be used for any type of private school.
- Jonathan Kozol

It's only in relatively recent years that Hollywood
became the playground of multinational corporations
which regard movies and TV shows as a minor irritant
to their overall activity.
- Peter Bart

I want people to be drawn into the space of the work.
And a lot of people are like me in that they have relatively short attention spans.
So I shoot for the window of opportunity.
- Barbara Kruger

From a relatively early age I got interested in business.
- Steve Case

No brilliance is needed in the law.
Nothing but common sense, and relatively clean finger nails.
- John Mortimer

I'm rarely grabbed by anything the way I was when I was 10 years younger.
About the only relatively new artists whose albums I own are Beck,
and They Might Be Giants.
- Greg Egan

No doubt that the U.S.
is a super-power capable of conquering a relatively small country,
but is it able to control it?
- Bashar al-Assad

There are relatively few experiments in atomic physics
these days that don't involve the use of a laser.
- Eric Allin Cornell

Certainly I was relatively a refined person.
No way a tramp.
- Beatrice Wood

Until 1943 I received no stipend.
I was able to support myself as my mother was the daughter
of a relatively wealthy cotton manufacturer.
- Frederick Sanger

It's hard enough to work and raise a family when your
kids are all healthy and relatively normal,
but when you add on some kind of disability or disease,
it can just be such a burden.
- Patricia Heaton

It is relatively easy to design for the perfect cases,
when everything goes right, or when all the information
required is available in proper format.
- Donald Norman

We're not doing outrageous fashion; I make sports clothes
that are relatively conservative,
clothes that everyone wears.
- Calvin Klein

I think that there is a relatively small number of
people who are pushing for independence in Taiwan.
- Fred Thompson

I speak relatively little, except when I'm at home
and I'm asking for things.
- Roger Moore

I just love jumping into someone else's life.
It is a relatively cheap way to experience things you
would be too scared to contemplate in your own life.
- Dougray Scott

Bruce Sterling is one terrific writer and he's relatively new,
but I don't know how long he's been doing it;
he probably doesn't need the publicity anymore!
- Larry Niven

Kolkata is the relatively unexplored part of India
as far as Hindi films are concerned.
- Sanjay Dutt

The campaign against the death penalty has been -
while a powerful campaign,
its participants have been those who attend all of the vigils,
a relatively small number of people.
- Angela Davis

Have you ever taken something out of the clothes hamper because it had become,
relatively, the cleanest thing?
- Katherine Whitehorn

I call it like the domino theory of reality.
If you can go one step at a time and it seems to make sense,
you can then take your audience into an area that is relatively outlandish.
- Ivan Reitman

I'm rather old-fashioned about this video business.
It's all relatively new.
We really don't do videos, Fleetwood Mac.
We've only done two.
- Christine McVie

You can have relatively high levels of class consciousness
with a lower level of class militancy than one would have expected.
- Ernest Mandel

I had some fears as a kid, but I was also relatively fearless.
Maybe that's a result of living half the time in reality
and the other half in fantasy.
- Suzanne Vega

Thinking that morality is all about commandments is
a relatively new way of thinking,
since the Reformation.
- Timothy Radcliffe

We're teaching our kids that attributes as vague and
relatively meaningless as a toothy smile or a fine
head of hair make a fine statement about a person.
- Neil Cavuto

Injustice is relatively easy to bear;
what sting is justice.
- H. L. Mencken

There are relatively few role models for young people.
We are in a society that is ruled by men.
- Catherine Deneuve

To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively
conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.
- James A. Baldwin

It was a bad idea, because I think that any government
reorganization has to come in relatively small bites,
or else you get indigestion.
- Warren Rudman

Now I'm starting, relatively, to think straight again.
I live one day at a time, one hour at a time.
What makes it all worthwhile is my children.
- Paula Yates

My actions constituted pure hacking that resulted in
relatively trivial expenses for the companies involved,
despite the government's false claims.
- Kevin Mitnick


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