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Kevin J. Anderson Quotes and Sayings

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Every spare second I would write, somehow.
On my lunch hour, too.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I don't think the author should make the reader do
that much work to remember who somebody is.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I want to make it so that so many things happen...
that you didn't expect would happen in this series,
that you realize that you have to read every one of them.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I think now I'm up to something like 85 different titles that I've published.
- Kevin J. Anderson

 

I sold my very first novel when I was 24 or 25 years old.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I mean, I wasn't stupid.
I knew we'd make money and sell a lot of Dune books.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I had a minor in Russian history, and this was at the
time when the big Cold War was going on.
- Kevin J. Anderson

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Of course you don't make any noise in space,
because there's no air.
- Kevin J. Anderson

We wanted to write the first prequels as a story that anyone could pick up.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Each book will have a lot of cliffhangers,
because I like that.
- Kevin J. Anderson

If you had an alien race that looked like insects,
then they would build robots to look like themselves,
not to look like people.
- Kevin J. Anderson

The great secret behind classified projects is that
most of them are so utterly boring and uninteresting
that James Bond wouldn't even take a second look at them.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I think that somebody with the resources and innovation
and the idea is going to come out of nowhere and come
up with a successful space travel program.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I always had this non-stop drive.
I had to keep sending stories out and every once in
awhile I'd get something accepted or get the little
trickle of positive feedback.
- Kevin J. Anderson

It was like there was a pile of kindling that was in
the back of my imagination just waiting there.
Once I lit it, it just flared up and I kept getting ideas and ideas.
- Kevin J. Anderson

One of the things that was kind of shocking for humans...
was to come to terms with was the fact that,
hey, we may not be the center of the universe.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I always turn in my books on time, so you can always
count on a book coming out when it's supposed to.
- Kevin J. Anderson

There is grand romance in The Lord of the Rings.
It's an important part of epic literature.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Wouldn't you like to have an augmented memory chip
that you could plug into your head so you don't have
to look everything up and remember everything?
- Kevin J. Anderson

Dune is the bestselling science fiction book of all time.
It's something you really need to read in your lifetime.
If you're going to read The Lord of the Rings,
which everyone should, then you have to read Dune,
too.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I got to spend all of my time every day at work reading
and editing papers about cutting-edge technical research and getting paid for it.
Then I'd go home at night and turn what I learned into science fiction stories.
- Kevin J. Anderson

My total year's income from working as hard as I possibly
could from writing went from like $30 one year to about $70 the next year.
And it made me realize that maybe you couldn't really pay the rent that way.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I did several interesting jobs, working in restaurants,
I worked at a lab rat farm, feeding and watering all these rats.
Then I got a full-time job as a technical writer for
a large scientific research laboratory.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Sure, President Bush can say that the U.S.
government won't fund stem cell research,
but believe me, Japan is applauding.
Because they will just do it first and get all the patents.
- Kevin J. Anderson

If you look at the British royal family and take away
the scandals and the goofy stuff that's going on,
people love to have this king to look up to -
the royals are like celebrities.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy,
with kings, queens, dukes and court politics,
but of course like what I was explaining before,
about making the science make sense,
you have to make the politics make sense,
too.
- Kevin J. Anderson

We sat around on a hotel balcony with a bottle of wine
and tried to figure out how you would go about blowing up a planet.
That's the kind of conversations science fiction writers
have when they get together.
We don't talk about football or anything like that.
- Kevin J. Anderson

In a certain sense, this guy - who is one of the most
evil people in the book -
he's not really that bad at running the show,
because he knows what he's doing, he's smart and he's
got the big picture in mind.
He's like the Godfather.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Do you want Columbus to go across the ocean,
or do you want to put a message in a bottle and hope
that it lands somewhere? I'd rather have actual people be there.
Whether they look like Americans or like the inhabitants of some other country,
depends on who has the most drive.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I've had the same, full-time assistant and typist for eight or nine years now.
She's read everything I've written, she types everything and does a good job,
translates it and makes comments.
- Kevin J. Anderson

If I could go back in time and tell my younger self
that eventually that I'd become very successful writing
Dune books after Frank Herbert's death,
I would have laughed myself silly, I think,
at how strange that prospect would be.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Over the years, I've trained myself to speak using
the same language I would use if I were typing:
meaning using full sentences in the way that paragraphs and scenes are arranged.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I'm talking to you and it's basically a direct communication,
whereas if I'm writing a letter to you and you read the letter,
there are like 12 extra deconstruction and reconstruction
steps in the communication.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Telling your story out loud is the way human beings communicate.
We don't normally think up words, translate how to
spell them and then move our fingers up and down over
this randomly arranged set of keys to make the same
letters appear on a screen.
- Kevin J. Anderson

The people who make policy decisions should damned
well know what they are talking about before they make the decisions.
There is nobody who is an expert on cloning who would
be afraid after seeing Attack of the Clones.
- Kevin J. Anderson

My dad is a bank president and my mom was an accountant
and they didn't think that seeking the life of a freelance
writer was very practical,
you see.
Of course, I was just as determined to do it.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Service is the rent we pay for being.
It is the very purpose of life,
and not something you do in your spare time.
- Marion Wright Edelman

Think occasionally of the suffering
of which you spare yourself the sight.
- Albert Schweitzer

Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.
- Samuel Pepys

There's time enough, but none to spare.
- Charles W. Chesnutt

I would like to spare the time and effort of hack reviewers and,
generally, persons who move their lips when reading.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Our military should spare no expense to ensure the safety of our troops,
particularly as they confront a hostile insurgency
and roadside bombs throughout Iraq.
- Christopher Dodd

A short reign does not spare the masses.
- Publius Papinius Statius

In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us
the abjection of exercising power,
we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning.
- Jean Baudrillard

We were in all four men with eight animals;
for besides the spare horses led by Shaw and myself,
an additional mule was driven along with us as a reserve in case of accident.
- Francis Parkman

It's really very simple, Governor.
When people are hungry they die.
So spare me your politics and tell me what you need
and how you're going to get it to these people.
- Bob Geldof

I deserve all the love you can spare me.
And I want a lot more than I deserve.
- Dashiell Hammett

Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare
the further we make it go.
- Josh Billings

Spare all I have, and take my life.
- George Farquhar

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves
after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
- Marcel Proust

Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere.
Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind,
spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Visions of glory, spare my aching sight.
- Thomas Gray

And so, I will be probably, since I am not involved in all the activity,
I will have some spare time to devote to document all
this busy part of the flight.
- Umberto Guidoni

You are right that I don't have a lot of spare time
because I love to stay busy and keep my calendar full.
- Kiana Tom

Trade is nothing else but a Commutation of Superfluities;
for instance: I give mine,
what I can spare, for somewhat of yours,
which I want, and you can spare.
- Dudley North

What time he can spare from the adornment of his person
he devotes to the neglect of his duties.
- William Hepworth Thompson

If you wish to spare yourself and your venerable family,
give heed to my advice with the ear of intelligence.
If you do not, you will see what God has willed.
- Hulagu Khan

I hope to devote all of my spare time,
which ordinarily would go to research,
my summers, and every ounce of strength I can muster to further the project.
- Louis Finkelstein

Spare me through your mercy, do not punish me through your justice.
- Anselm of Canterbury

That is one reason so many of the Japanese pictures are not good,
they cannot spare all the footage necessary for that bow,
which is repeated over and over again.
- Sessue Hayakawa

We used to play a lot outdoors, not in leagues,
but just in our spare time.
- Steve Yzerman

I xeroxed my watch.
Now I have time to spare.
- Rod Schmidt

I am always begging them to spare me this chasing after men.
- Joan Leslie

My parents told me I would become a doctor and then
in my spare time I would become a concert pianist.
So, both my day job and my spare time were sort of taken care of.
- Amy Tan

Gather the flowers, but spare the buds.
- Andrew Marvell

Mutual funds have historically offered safety and diversification.
And they spare you the responsibility of picking individual stocks.
- Ron Chernow

I hardly have any spare time!
But when I do, I garden a lot - I love plants and flowers.
- Soundarya

Spare no expense to save money on this one.
- Samuel Goldwyn

There ain't any news in being good.
You might write the doings of all the convents of the
world on the back of a postage stamp,
and have room to spare.
- Finley Peter Dunne

Some of you may have been hoping that today I would
speak about Lucien Bouchard's latest economic theories.
But I have decided to spare him for the time being:
after all,
he is a man.
- Kim Campbell

We would like to carry out 100 percent,
or maybe more, of our scientific program;
I would like to devote some of my spare time toward extra scientific work.
- John L. Phillips


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