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Laurell K. Hamilton Quotes and Sayings

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I try not to worry about rewriting books that worked well the first time.
I'm too busy writing new books to worry about things
that are already in print.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

When sex is necessary for the plot of a book,
or a character development, then I don't shy away from it.
Why should I?
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I am a very linear thinker, so I write beginning to end.
I write hundreds of pages per book that never make it into print.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Now that I'm being very successful, publishers are trying to mainstream me,
but I'm unabashedly genre.
It's what I like to read, what I like to write.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

 

I'm not terribly fond of soapboxes.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I want a kiss to be so believable it give the reader shivers.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I like conventions.
I like meeting and greeting.
I'm perched on that edge where I'm getting more attention
than I quite know what to do with,
though.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

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You either mellow at 30, or your head explodes -
take your choice.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I am not a morning person.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I wasn't like most girls.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I think that my vampires in general were influenced
by my being allowed to watch the Hammer vampire films.
Vampire Circus, also shown as Circus of Fear,
was one of those movies.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Here's the secret to finishing that first book.
Don't rewrite as you go.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

If people would write exactly what I wanted to read
I wouldn't feel so compelled to write myself.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

What we prefer to read is sort of like sexual preference,
you like what you like.
Most of the time you have no clue why.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I love animals, always have, and it seemed natural to help the ASPCA.
Animals have no voice of their own, so we have to be that voice.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Everyone spends their lives trying to balance their
world between good and evil.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I always treated writing as a profession,
never as a hobby.
If you don't believe in yourself, no one else will.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I think like a detective.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

The fey in this country keep to themselves,
and are a separate nation, much like the American Indians,
but with even more autonomy.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Most of the monsters...
are based on some sort of mythology.
Every culture and even some geographical areas have
monsters and mythology that is their own.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

My writing style is very sensual, as in sensory detail.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I feel that if you are blessed, or lucky enough,
to be doing well, you should help others.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I'm more influenced by my own interests than anyone else's.
Writers have to entertain themselves,
or they can't entertain anyone else.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

You'd think a sociopath assassin wouldn't have a fan following but he does.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

One of my rules is never explain.
A writer is a lot like a magician, if you explain how
the trick works then a lot of the magic turns mundane.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

If I'd been easily discouraged, I could have been a one-hit wonder.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Some people just don't seem to understand the concept of fiction.
It is fiction; it ain't true, folks.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Never argue with your characters; they know themselves better than you do.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

My characters surprise me constantly.
My characters are like my friends - I can give them advice,
but they don't have to take it.
If your characters are real, then they surprise you,
just like real people.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I cannot say how strongly I object to people using
other people's writing as research.
Research is non-fiction, especially for horror,
fantasy, science fiction.
Do not take your research from other people's fiction.
Just don't.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I've lost track of the number of people who want to
be writers but never actually write anything.
Talking about writing, dreaming about writing,
can be very fun, but it won't get a book written.
You've got to write.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Perfection is an unattainable goal.
It isn't going to be perfect.
Just get words down on paper, and when you stumble
to what you think is the end of the book,
you will have hundreds of pages of words that came out of your head.
It may not be perfect, but it looks like a book.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Readers respond to every genre intensely,
if it's a genre that appeals to them.
Again, who can say why anyone enjoys horror and dark
fantasy? If I can't answer the question for myself,
I wouldn't dream of trying to answer it for others.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I started off like everyone else does,
slogging but having a compulsion to put words on paper.
I didn't write or read horror or fantasy,
other than children's fantasy, until I was in my teens.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Two things I do well in books are sex and violence,
but I don't want gratuitous sex or violence.
The sex and violence are only as graphic as need be.
And never included unless it furthers the plot or character development.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
- John Muir

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

You may be disappointed if you fail,
but you are doomed if you don't try.
- Beverly Sills

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

If we screw it up, start over. Try something else.
- Lee Iacocca

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

Do not wish to be anything but what you are,
and try to be that perfectly.
- St. Francis De Sales

Unless you try to do something
beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When all else fails, try thinking.
- Anonymous

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
- Samuel Beckett

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Can you achieve your goals?
You can't reach your goal if you haven't
defined your goals.
And you can't succeed if you don't try -
and then pick yourself up
and try again each time you fail.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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