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Jack L. Chalker Quotes and Sayings

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I write novels and other things.
- Jack L. Chalker

No, I don't autograph blank slips, checks,
or stickers, and certainly no books without me in them.
- Jack L. Chalker

I do not read SF as much as I used to.
It's too much like a busman's holiday.
- Jack L. Chalker

First, people don't read novels off screens,
and they don't have a tendency to shell out real money
for books when they don't retain anything physically for their money.
- Jack L. Chalker

 

If you got what it takes, you'll make it.
If you don't, Shakespeare couldn't help you.
- Jack L. Chalker

Decadence is wonderful.
- Jack L. Chalker

I am also a Kentucky Colonel and an Honorary Mayor of Baton Rouge,
Louisiana, among other things.
- Jack L. Chalker

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I have long been active in and supportive of conservation
and historical preservation causes.
- Jack L. Chalker

I am a registered Democrat and two-time unsuccessful candidate for office.
- Jack L. Chalker

I have taught history on the high school and college levels,
and am or have been a lecturer at the Smithsonian,
The National Institutes of Health, and numerous colleges and universities,
mostly on science fiction and technology subjects.
- Jack L. Chalker

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

Persevere. Plan. Strategize. Focus. Breathe. Write.
Let go: relax. Forgive. All this failing: take a nap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
- Edgar Allan Poe

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
- John Fowles

When I write software, I know that it will fail,
either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
- Wietse Venema

The man who has done his level best...
is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography
until after they're dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn

Always write angry letters to your enemies.
Never mail them.
- James Fallows

If you speak or write truth about powerful men,
they become your enemies.
- Matthew Paris

I thought a dignified thing to do would be to live
in the country by the time I'm 50 and write books.
- Julian Clary

I write the vocals last, because I wanted to invent
the music first and push the music to the level that
I had to compete against it.
- Axl Rose

If you write a movie for Roger Corman,
it's going to get made.
You saw it almost the next day.
- John Sayles

When I write a screenplay, and when I direct,
I always pull lines out.
- Stanley Tucci

It's a very romantic sentiment, but to think that you
would die if you didn't write,
well, I would definitely choose to not write and live.
- Sarah McLachlan

Write in such a way as that you can be readily understood
by both the young and the old,
by men as well as women, even by children.
- Ho Chi Minh

I write lustily and humorously.
It isn't calculated; it's the way I think.
I've invented a writing style that expresses who I am.
- Erica Jong

I had neither expert aid nor advice.
I studied no courses in writing; until a year or so ago,
I never read a book by anybody advising writers how to write.
- Robert E. Howard

I need some kind of emotional stake in it to write my lyrics,
assuming that place.
It might just be an emotion I understand but am not
currently experiencing necessarily.
- John Mayer

I prefer to write music for family films.
I like people.
- Alex North

I think one of the great moments of my life was when
I could write musician on my passport.
- Jon Anderson

I write in order to attain that feeling of tension
relieved and function achieved which a cow enjoys on giving milk.
- H. L. Mencken

It doesn't take me long to write songs.
- Ben E. King

I was born in Philadelphia and currently live in Minneapolis.
I write for both children and adults.
- Kate DiCamillo

But then of course you reach a point where you have to say,
I've got to figure out how this book's going to end.
Otherwise, you're going to write yourself into so many dead-ends.
- Anthony Doerr

Writing fiction, there are no limits to what you write
as long as it increases the value of the paper you are writing on.
- Buddy Ebsen

I write as a way of keeping myself going.
You build your life around writing, and it's what gets you through.
So it's partly just curiosity to see what you can do.
- Robert Morgan

What's funny about Jesus' Son is that I never even wrote that book,
I just wrote it down.
I would tell these stories and people would say,
You should write these things down.
- Denis Johnson

I write, but I also act.
- Eric Bogosian

We decided that the French could never write user-friendly
software because they're so rude.
- Doug Coupland

There are two ways to write error-free programs;
only the third one works.
- Alan Perlis

Three hours a day will produce as much as a man ought to write.
- Anthony Trollope

I generally write a first draft that's pretty lean.
Just get the story down.
- Nora Roberts

I have always tried to write in a simple way,
using down-to-earth and not abstract words.
- Georges Simenon

My mother could never understand why I didn't write a thriller,
which I've finally done.
- Harry Mathews

I like to write first-person because I like to become
the character I'm writing.
- Wally Lamb

It's much easier to write when you're sad.
But you can end up isolated and depressed because you
almost need to put yourself in that situation to have
that angst to write from.
- Natalie Imbruglia

I write plays not to make money, but to stop myself from going mad.
Because it's my way of making the world rational to me.
- Edward Bond

I write of the wish that comes true -
for some reason,
a terrifying concept.
- James M. Cain

I've seen some great write ups and I emailed her the
other night because I saw her on an awards show recently.
- Nia Long

As a guitar player, it's harder for me to impress somebody
than it is to write a song that they like.
- Brad Paisley

Nothing you write, if you hope to be good,
will ever come out as you first hoped.
- Lillian Hellman

Everything that you read is an influence on everything you write,
and you want to draw as many elements into your work as you can.
- Walter Jon Williams

I write my programs primarily for myself.
- Bill Budge

One could write a history of science in reverse by
assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority
about what could not be done and could never happen.
- Robert A. Heinlein


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