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Fred Saberhagen Quotes and Sayings

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Probably all the books I've ever written have been
efforts to define the boundaries of humanity.
- Fred Saberhagen

Only towards the end of this process are any of the
chapters in fully readable condition,
a state of affairs that used to alarm my wife.
But Joan's got used to it.
- Fred Saberhagen

I wouldn't like to just do one story or one type of stories all the time.
- Fred Saberhagen

I suspect that writer's block afflicts mainly people
who have some stable and ample source of income outside of writing.
So far it hasn't been a problem.
- Fred Saberhagen

 

Mysteries I read for fun, so I will probably never write one,
for fear of spoiling the fun.
- Fred Saberhagen

I have some good stories yet to tell.
- Fred Saberhagen

I started writing seriously about 1960,
at the fairly advanced age of 30.
- Fred Saberhagen

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The same tools that make any writer good,
plus a cheerful willingness to suspend belief.
- Fred Saberhagen

And what we know, or think we know, about the universe
of space and time is changing very quickly.
- Fred Saberhagen

I wrote speculative fiction because I loved to read it,
and thought I could do better than some of the people
who were getting published.
- Fred Saberhagen

At this stage, my chief professional goal is simply
to keep on writing and making a living at it.
- Fred Saberhagen

My gut feeling is that paper and ink are going to be
with us for a long time yet,
and in substantial quantities, though certainly books
are now going to be available in other forms.
- Fred Saberhagen

I don't know why a computer game can't be an art form
just as a puppet show or an opera is.
I'm still interested in computer games as something
I would like to work on someday.
- Fred Saberhagen

Research is of considerable importance in certain fields,
such as science and history.
- Fred Saberhagen

The Berserkers have been with me for about forty years,
and we're not done yet.
- Fred Saberhagen

I finally decided one day, reading science fiction magazines of the time,
I could do at least as well as some of these people are doing.
So I finally made a serious effort.
- Fred Saberhagen

There's a big overlap with the people you meet at the
fantasy and science fiction cons.
- Fred Saberhagen

I doubt I'll ever do another book collaboration;
I've been spoiled.
Roger and I both happened to move to New Mexico at about the same time,
when we each had a family of young kids to raise.
Socializing seemed to lead naturally to working together.
- Fred Saberhagen

Actually ideas are everywhere.
It's the paperwork, that is, sitting down and thinking
them into a coherent story,
trying to find just the right words,
that can and usually does get to be labor.
- Fred Saberhagen

I had immediate success in the sense that I sold something right off the bat.
I thought it was going to be a piece of cake and it really wasn't.
I have drawers full of - or I did have -
drawers full of rejection slips.
- Fred Saberhagen

I guess if one set of my books was selling like Stephen King's,
and the other wasn't selling at all,
editors would want me to do the ones that sold like Stephen King's.
But they seem to be willing to let me pick what I want to do next.
- Fred Saberhagen

The advice would be the same for any kind of fiction.
Keep writing, and keep sending things out,
not to friends and relatives, but to people who have the power to buy.
A lot of additional, useful tips could be added,
but this is fundamental.
- Fred Saberhagen

More immediately, I'm currently working on another
Dracula in which there will be connections with ancient Egypt.
That's about as far as I want to go in commenting on current work.
- Fred Saberhagen

The Swords were still interesting but by then a cast
of characters had started to appear and go on from book to book,
and other things about the world began to feel constricting.
And there were other things I wanted to do,
so I closed the series up and stopped it.
- Fred Saberhagen

There are interactions with characters within the game
which I think are pretty neatly done considering the
limitations that you have to work with.
I mean, a computer can't really generate a character
that talks back and forth with you successfully.
- Fred Saberhagen

The comments I most appreciate come from ordinary readers
who've happened on one of my books at some time of stress in their lives,
and who actually credit the book with helping them through a bad time.
It's happened a few times in forty years.
- Fred Saberhagen

If people ask me for the ingredients of success,
I say one is talent, two is stubbornness or determination,
and third is sheer luck.
You have to have two out of the three.
Any two will probably do.
- Fred Saberhagen

What you don't do daily, you probably won't do weekly either.
What you make a habit of putting-off
just keeps getting pushed away again and again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

Nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.
- attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, among others,
but probably earlier and anonymous

If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

Today is probably a good day for something;
but it's a better day for doing nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To people who remember JFK's assassination,
JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin.
- Michael Beschloss

I haven't got any special religion this morning.
My God is the God of Walkers.
If you walk hard enough,
you probably don't need any other god.
- Bruce Chatwin

I would never kill a living thing, although I probably
have inadvertently while driving automobiles.
- Don Van Vliet

Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped,
probably arboreal in its habits.
- Charles Darwin

Adolescents are not monsters.
They are just people trying to learn how to make it
among the adults in the world,
who are probably not so sure themselves.
- Virginia Satir

A woman in love can't be reasonable -
or she probably wouldn't be in love.
- Mae West

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands.
That's probably why they get along so well.
- Jonathan Carroll

I would have probably stolen cars - it would have given
me the same adrenaline rush as racing.
- Valentino Rossi

If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
- Alan Perlis

If cats were double the size they are now,
they'd probably be illegal.
- Doug Coupland

As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,'
probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
- Woody Allen

Moral power is probably best when it is not used.
The less you use it the more you have.
- Andrew Young

If a man smiles all the time,
he's probably selling something that doesn't work.
- George Carlin

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think Australian food is probably some of the best in the world.
- Karrie Webb

Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll
probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
- Phil Jackson

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end,
it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
- Doug Larson

Anger is something that each one of us has experienced -
some of us only occasionally, some almost daily.
Can we eliminate all anger? Probably not.
We will always have expectations,
and those expectations will often be unmet.
Disappointment is the principle cause of anger.
When we are disappointed, we look for someone to blame.
Declaring someone to be at fault is the nature of anger.
Anger is always directed at someone -
possibly toward God or the non-specific "they,"
but at some animate entity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The show can go on without me, and probably will,
but I want to come back to act in Chicago.
My wife and I just bought a condo downtown,
and I want to do theater.
- William Petersen

Sometimes I feel like I'm a contestant in a reality
show that probably would be called The Apprentice Survivor Millionaire.
- Robert Iger

The U.S.
and Israel probably lead the way in terms of venture
investment in technologies companies focused on the security paradigm.
That is quite encouraging.
- John W. Thompson

I never thought I was wasted, but I probably was.
- Keith Richards

From my years of work with so many game show production
companies and their producers I'm probably no longer
eligible to be a contestant on any American game show.
- Randy West

The technology at the leading edge changes so rapidly
that you have to keep current after you get out of school.
I think probably the most important thing is having good fundamentals.
- Gordon Moore

Not really, and actually my cholesterol was 190 when I had the heart attack.
190, which isn't that high.
I took it down to about 130 and it's probably about 140 or 145 now.
- Mike Ditka

The hardest that I've laughed at a movie was probably Team America.
I laughed 'til I thought I was just gonna throw up.
I almost had to turn it off.
- Ron White

Babylon 5 is probably the biggest, most ambitious television
science fiction series ever made.
It's one big novel told over five years with 110 different stories told within it.
- Bill Mumy

I heard the various terms of abuse at school and probably
indulged them in the way you do as a kid.
- Christopher Eccleston

I probably played hurt a lot more times than I should have.
- Merlin Olsen

I don't doubt a number of those ballots,
of those votes that were cast for me,
probably were intended for Vice President Gore.
- Pat Buchanan


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