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Frederik Pohl Quotes and Sayings

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Stephen Hawking said he spent most of his first couple
of years at Cambridge reading science fiction (and I believe that,
because his grades weren't all that great).
- Frederik Pohl

A lot of the cosmologists and astrophysicists clearly
had been reading science fiction.
- Frederik Pohl

The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction.
- Frederik Pohl

I did that for 40 years or more.
I never had any writer's block.
I got up in the morning, sat down at the typewriter -
now,
computer - lit up a cigarette.
- Frederik Pohl

 

It's clear that science and science fiction have overlapping populations.
- Frederik Pohl

I'm doing a book, 'Chasing Science,' about the pleasures
of science as a spectator sport.
- Frederik Pohl

I'm pretty catholic about what constitutes science fiction.
- Frederik Pohl

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People ask me how I do research for my science fiction.
The answer is, I never do any research.
- Frederik Pohl

That's the method: restructure the world we live in in some way,
then see what happens.
- Frederik Pohl

The big new development in my life is,
when I turned 80, I decided I no longer have to do four pages a day.
For me, it's like retiring.
- Frederik Pohl

I was thinking of writing a little foreword saying that history is,
after all, based on people's recollections,
which change with time.
- Frederik Pohl

My first thought was always a cigarette.
It still is, but I haven't cheated.
- Frederik Pohl

In terms of stories I would buy for a science fiction magazine,
if they take place in the future, that might do it.
- Frederik Pohl

The head of Fermilab was reading Astonishing Stories when he was ten.
- Frederik Pohl

A large fraction of the most interesting scientists
have read a lot of SF at one time or another,
either early enough that it may have played a part
in their becoming scientists or at some later date
just because they liked the ideas.
- Frederik Pohl

If you don't care about science enough to be interested in it on its own,
you shouldn't try to write hard science fiction.
You can write like Ray Bradbury and Harlan Ellison as much as you want.
- Frederik Pohl

I don't think the scientific method and the science
fictional method are really analogous.
The thing about them is that neither is really practiced very much,
at least not consciously.
But the fact that they are methodical does relate them.
- Frederik Pohl

You look at the world around you, and you take it apart into all its components.
Then you take some of those components,
throw them away, and plug in different ones,
start it up and see what happens.
- Frederik Pohl

My old English buddy, John Rackham, wrote and told
me what made science fiction different from all other kinds of literature -
science fiction is written according to the science fiction method.
- Frederik Pohl

Stories where the author has known very little,
but run a computer program that tells him how to construct a planet,
and looked up specific things about rocketry and so on,
really suck.
- Frederik Pohl

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey PHOTO

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey PHOTO

The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
- Stephen Hawking

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

Get busy living or get busy dying.
- Stephen King

Begin with the end in mind.
- Stephen Covey

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

The most erroneous stories are those
we think we know best -
and therefore never scrutinize or question.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Stephen King.
Now I'm not crazy about him, but he's a great a writer.
- Mickey Spillane

Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact
degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
- Stephen Leacock

Stonehenge was built possibly by the Minoans.
It presents one of man's first attempts to order his
view of the outside world.
- Stephen Gardiner

Reading Stephen King's book, On Writing,
was like being cornered and forced to have a long,
drawn out mental enema.
- Mary Garden

I have been reading Stephen King since CARRIE and hope
to read him for many years to come.
- Dean Koontz

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys
on a minor planet of a very average star.
But we can understand the Universe.
That makes us something very special.
- Stephen Hawking

Good buildings come from good people,
ad all problems are solved by good design.
- Stephen Gardiner

I do not wear my emotions on my sleeve.
I was once described by my own son Stephen as an emotional ostrich.
- Pierre Salinger

Stephen Sondheim told me that Oscar Hammerstein believed
everything that he wrote.
So there's great truth in the songs,
and that's what was so wonderful to find.
- Bernadette Peters

You know, after filming the movie the book was still just as big.
I think it was actually bigger.
I think Stephen King went back and wrote extra pages.
He's fantastic.
- Timothy Olyphant

What people want, above all, is order.
- Stephen Gardiner

Dreaming men are haunted men.
- Stephen Vincent Benet

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible
as an argument than a whole one.
It carries better.
- Stephen Leacock

The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior
and the land beyond the garden.
- Stephen Gardiner

Vision looks upward and becomes faith.
- Stephen Samuel Wise

Martin guitars have now brought out,
you know,
on a more traditional level, the Stephen Stills' model of Martin guitars.
It's beautiful.
I just went inside.
I bought one immediately.
- Graham Nash

No One Is Alone by Stephen Sondheim is all about thinking
for yourself and being your own person.
- Bernadette Peters

I thought The Shining was just absolutely wonderful.
Stephen King reaches all kinds of people.
In the beginning he was just dismissed out of hand,
which was terrible.
- Anne Rice

Feast of Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr,
the man who will not act until he knows all will never act at all.
- Jim Elliot

What Bill O'Reilly says means nothing.
What Stephen Bennett says means nothing.
What God says means everything.
- Stephen Bennett

I can't keep up with Stephen King's output.
- Anne Rice

Stephen King writes a lot of things that are really charming and quirky,
and that are more ironic than horror.
- William H. Macy

The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
- Stephen King

When all of us are forgotten, people will still be
remembering Stephen King.
- Leslie Fiedler

Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland
than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.
- Stephen Leacock

Effective leadership is putting first things first.
Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
- Stephen Covey

Bill Astor knew these papers were missing.
Stephen showed his hand in October.
- Christine Keeler

Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.
- Stephen Sondheim

Savor the mystery, Stephen, we don't get enough of them.
- David McCallum

We cannot both preach and administer financial matters.
- Saint Stephen

The interior of the house personifies the private world;
the exterior of it is part of the outside world.
- Stephen Gardiner

I don't need you to remind me of my age.
I have a bladder to do that for me.
- Stephen Fry

I had a birthday one night on a farm we were shooting on.
I walked into the tent, and there were 150 people waiting for me,
all wearing masks of my face.
- Stephen Hopkins

I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work,
and I didn't stop until she got home.
- George Stephen

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake
of marrying the whole girl.
- Stephen Leacock

I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries.
- Stephen King

They were kind of like little Stephen King stories...
but these go back many hundreds of years.
- Michael McKean

I was completely loyal and faithful to Stephen throughout this time as,
indeed, he assured me he was to me.
- Elizabeth Hurley

But after the time there I'd had it with fashion again,
so I left to go to architecture school in a summer course at Harvard,
which didn't last very long.
- Stephen Sprouse

Jefferson owned slaves.
He did not believe that all were created equal.
He was a racist.
- Stephen Ambrose

Andrew Johnson was a Southerner generally who proclaimed
that his native state of Tennessee was a country for white men.
- Stephen Ambrose


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