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Jean M. Auel Quotes and Sayings

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I don't write for publishers, certainly not for critics,
and not for readers, But I am delighted that so many
people have found my books enjoyable and want to continue to read them.
- Jean M. Auel

I think of my books as mainstream and that's were most
people who read them look for them in book stores.
- Jean M. Auel

I really fell in love with Africa.
- Jean M. Auel

From the beginning, when I first got an idea for a
story and wondered if I could write it,
it has always been the story that has driven me.
- Jean M. Auel

 

The idea led me into the research, which continues
to give me more ideas for the story.
- Jean M. Auel

Aside from sales, the letters from readers have been primarily positive.
- Jean M. Auel

Life sometimes gets in the way of writing.
- Jean M. Auel

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No, my publisher has always done the marketing.
- Jean M. Auel

I can't tell you any more than any other writer can tell you why they write,
and I don't know what my influences are.
- Jean M. Auel

I started writing to please myself, a story I would like to read,
and that is still true.
- Jean M. Auel

I probably read 100 times more than I write,
but that way when I move my characters through it,
I know.
- Jean M. Auel

From the beginning, the series has been story driven -
I began with a story idea -
but research feeds it.
- Jean M. Auel

It took some time to gather the research and develop it into the storyline,
and to finally finish an origin myth poem that I had
been working on for twenty years.
- Jean M. Auel

Each book has been different and has been challenging in its own way to write.
- Jean M. Auel

Of the two, I would think of my work as closer to Science Fiction than Fantasy.
- Jean M. Auel

I can move my characters through it easily,
because I understand the background;
I've really studied it.
- Jean M. Auel

I have heard Science Fiction and Fantasy referred to as the fiction of ideas,
and I like that definition, but it's the mainstream
public that chooses my books for the most part.
- Jean M. Auel

I'm just writing a story that I want to read.
- Jean M. Auel

I could write historical fiction, or science fiction,
or a mystery but since I find it fascinating to research
the clues of some little know period and develop a story based on that,
I will probably continue to do it.
- Jean M. Auel

My fiction is reviewed by the mainstream press,
by science fiction periodicals, romance magazines,
small press publications and various other journals,
including some usually devoted to archaeological and other science material.
- Jean M. Auel

Though my books are written from a historical perspective,
I have goon so far back that I am in the realm of prehistorical
speculation rather than simple historical fact to weave my stories around.
- Jean M. Auel

I had an idea for a story about a young woman who was
living with people who were different,
not just superficially different - such as hair colour,
or eye colour, or skin colour - but different in some significant way.
- Jean M. Auel

Science Fiction is not just about the future of space
ships travelling to other planets,
it is fiction based on science and I am using science
as my basis for my fiction,
but it's the science of prehistory -
palaeontology and archaeology -
rather than astronomy or physics.
- Jean M. Auel

I have been a reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy for a long time,
since I was 11 or 12 I think, so I understand it and
I'm not at all surprised that readers of the genre might enjoy my books.
- Jean M. Auel

And that's how I start myself.
I usually go back a couple of pages,
maybe to the beginning of the chapter,
and I start reading.
And as I'm reading, I'm tweaking - putting in a different word,
changing the syntax, putting that clause over there,
you know that sort of thing.
- Jean M. Auel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I wanted to write a battle song for the Judeans but
so far I can think of nothing noble and weighty enough.
- Isaac Rosenberg

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

I wanted to write a happy song.
I didn't know how.
- Fiona Apple

It took me nine months to write 60 pages.
It was very frustrating.
- Sara Paretsky

Not every song I write is ecstasy.
And it can happen only one time.
After that, when you sing the same melody and words,
it's pleasure, but you don't get wiped out.
- Paul Simon

By the end of the week, if I'm still alive,
I get to write whatever I want about it all.
- Michael Musto

I write to tell my grandchildren where they come from,
and what their grandparents were up to,
and I hope they will in their own way continue.
I invite anyone else to listen in.
- Arthur Hertzberg

I think it would be fun to write about movies again.
- Bill Condon

If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad.
- Lord Byron

I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking,
what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means.
What I want and what I fear.
- Joan Didion

After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers,
he had decided to write for Posterity.
- George Ade

I write from my imagination, not from what I've read
in books or seen on TV or to make money.
I wrote from an idea I was passionate about.
- Dirk Benedict

I hate government.
I'm apolitical.
Write that down.
I'm not a Republican.
- Bruce Willis

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

Maybe I will write a memoir, perhaps I'll do some essays,
or maybe I will write a mystery story.
- David Herbert Donald

I grew up in an environment of jokes and sarcasm and puns.
I talk that way, so I write that way.
- Allan Sloan

Politics is not a bad profession.
If you succeed there are many rewards,
if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
- Ronald Reagan

Read a lot.
Write a lot.
Have fun.
- Daniel Pinkwater

It's very nice to be able to write something you don't
have to get four other people to agree with before
it can become authoritative.
- Brian Lamb

Offhand, the only North American writers I can think
of who have come from a background of rural poverty
and gone on to write about it have been Negroes.
- Alden Nowlan


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