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Piers Anthony Quotes and Sayings

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As for collaboration - I have done a lot,
26 books, and found publishers increasingly resistive to them.
It's not that the books are bad; editors won't even read them.
- Piers Anthony

If every editor turns you down, maybe you should take
a second look at your text,
however, just in case.
- Piers Anthony

I do one Xanth novel a year, because at the moment
that is all that publishers will accept;
they don't want any other type of fiction from me,
so Xanth pays my way.
- Piers Anthony

When I started writing this, I found that I simply
couldn't take fantasy seriously,
so it became humorous, and continued from there.
- Piers Anthony

 

But I don't read or listen for pleasure.
I have too much else to do.
- Piers Anthony

What I like least is dealing with publishers who simply
don't want collaborations regardless of their merit.
- Piers Anthony

Have a working spouse, because you won't earn a living from writing -
not at first,
if ever.
My wife worked for years to support us.
- Piers Anthony

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SF is the literature of the theoretically possible,
and F is the literature of the impossible.
- Piers Anthony

I don't want ever to be guilty of what my critics claim:
doing formula without original elements.
- Piers Anthony

Keep writing, because not only does practice improve skill,
it gives you more chances to score on the market.
I did that for eight years before making my first sale.
- Piers Anthony

In fact, I believe that we need better sex education in our own culture,
here in America, so that young folk learn about things
like venereal disease before they encounter it.
- Piers Anthony

One reason I don't suffer Writer's Block is that I don't wait on the muse,
I summon it at need.
- Piers Anthony

All things make sense; you just have to fathom how they make sense.
- Piers Anthony

At present I answer about 100 letters a month,
and read 300 emails.
- Piers Anthony

I have always admired the work of Phil Farmer and was
glad for the chance to work with him.
Readers today may be too young to remember his classics like The Lovers.
- Piers Anthony

That most dangerous of opponents: the one who took
pains to comprehend the position of his adversary.
- Piers Anthony

It would be easier to write a novel without reader input,
but I feel the fiction is richer for it.
- Piers Anthony

Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker series also shows the potential
of lighter fantastic fiction.
I read the first, and listened to a tape of a later one,
and it's fun.
- Piers Anthony

At the time I wrote Xone I had never been on the Internet.
- Piers Anthony

I turned my home state of Florida into the Land of Xanth.
- Piers Anthony

I wish my readers took less of my time -
about a third of my working time goes to them -
but I love and need them all.
- Piers Anthony

No novel is a clone of any preceding one,
though with a background cast of characters and things
that has grown to thousands,
there are many familiar aspects.
- Piers Anthony

When one person makes an accusation,
check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one.
Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamour.
- Piers Anthony

I did not know at first that it would be a series;
I discovered after the first novel that I had more to say about it,
so I did another.
And another, and then the readers demanded yet more.
- Piers Anthony

I maintain an ongoing survey of Internet Publishing and self publishing,
so that it is now possible for any writer with a book
to get it published at nominal cost or free,
and to have it on sale at booksellers like Amazon.com.
- Piers Anthony

Princess Rose should indeed be a TV movie,
assuming something doesn't go wrong.
I don't know how good a movie it will be,
because the way movie folk think is different from the way writers think,
and I distrust what isn't done my way.
This is what I call a healthy paranoia.
- Piers Anthony

Normally I work out a general summary of what I mean to do,
then start writing, and the details can be different from my anticipation.
So there is considerable flow, but always within channels.
- Piers Anthony

I hope to read a Harry Potter novel soon,
to see what it's all about.
I admit to being annoyed that many good light fantasy
writers have had trouble getting published,
in England and elsewhere, when it is obvious the readers
were waiting for us all along.
- Piers Anthony

I never do a full outline, and if I did,
I would not feel bound to it, because the view from
inside a scene can be different from the view outside it.
But neither do I just start writing and see what happens;
I am far more disciplined than that.
- Piers Anthony

In the long history of humankind (and animal-kind, too)
those who learned to collaborate and
improvise most effectively have prevailed.
- Charles Darwin

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist,
and the less the artist does the better.
- Andre Gide

Obviously in Art of Noise, I'm just part of the group,
and when I do film scores, it's always in collaboration
with the director and other people involved.
- Anne Dudley

From that first meeting, I totally loved working with Joey,
it was a real collaboration.
- Ronnie Spector

I'd love to work on a script in collaboration.
- Matthew McGrory

I wanted to improve the suburban office building;
to create a great urban space in a suburban environment
with all that implies about interaction,
collaboration and creativity.
- Helmut Jahn

Collaboration is no longer painful -
or precious.
- Vince Clarke

But things can happen in a band, or any type of collaboration,
that would not otherwise happen.
- Jim Coleman

I dream of a collaboration that would finally be total,
in which the librettist would often think as a composer
and the composer as a librettist.
- Jacques Ibert

The hardest problems of pure and applied science can
only be solved by the open collaboration of the world-wide scientific community.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed.
- Steve Lacy

Politeness is the poison of collaboration.
- Edwin Land

Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions,
comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.
- Freeman Thomas

Even the lamest page can be saved by collaboration.
- Philip Greenspun

It's such a joy to work with different ensembles and create a collaboration.
Rehearsing and building a performance is very interesting for me.
- Cecilia Bartoli

We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war,
by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them,
by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.
- Neville Chamberlain

The key to this collaboration - which we undertook
after much deliberation -
was to stretch creatively.
New characters, new locales, new form (the novella).
- Jonathan Kellerman

I came to these mediums through having the garden,
and of course, people who have designed gardens have
always worked in collaboration,
and never made their own inscriptions.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

The network is opening up some amazing possibilities
for us to reinvent content,
reinvent collaboration.
- Tim O'Reilly

The production team's first meeting took place at my house.
I had ideas and a color scheme in mind,
how I wanted the movie to look, because that has to be a real collaboration.
- Debbie Allen

Musicals are plays, but the last collaborator is your audience,
so you've got to wait 'til the last collaborator comes
in before you can complete the collaboration.
- Stephen Sondheim

I think there should be collaboration,
but under my thumb.
- Elia Kazan

Personally I'm very happy to be behind the scenes.
I like collaboration, I like working with directors.
- Mark Mothersbaugh

Unity is strength...
when there is teamwork and collaboration,
wonderful things can be achieved.
- Mattie Stepanek

It is not only one person's work, it's really a partnership
and collaboration during all these years.
- Christo

That brings me to Dennis Ritchie.
Our collaboration has been a thing of beauty.
- Ken Thompson

Every sin is the result of collaboration.
- Stephen Crane

Being in a band is always a compromise.
Provided that the balance is good, what you lose in compromise,
you gain by collaboration.
- Mike Rutherford

Collaboration on a book is the ultimate unnatural act.
- Tom Clancy

I think one of the geniuses of Bound and The Matrix
and Memento is the complete collaboration of the effort.
There were no rotten apples.
- Joe Pantoliano

Every collaboration helps you grow.
With Bowie, it's different every time.
I know how to create settings, unusual aural environments.
That inspires him.
He's very quick.
- Brian Eno

For the second album I look forward to doing a lot
of serious collaboration and taking the experiences
I've had over this last year,
good and bad, and working it into the album.
- Justin Guarini

As always in a musical collaboration:
One has to like each other.
As simple as that.
- Klaus Schulze

They are representations of many shared hours of collaboration between us all.
That's the real nature of the relationship the orchestra
and I are trying to build.
- Michael Tilson Thomas

Quantum computation is...
a distinctively new way of harnessing nature...
It will be the first technology that allows useful
tasks to be performed in collaboration between parallel universes.
- David Deutsch

I want to do a collaboration or some kind of side thing or some soundtrack work.
Because I've been doing this for years and years.
I'd like to just step out and try something different.
- Jon Crosby

Thanks to farm subsidies, the fine collaboration between
agribusiness and Congress,
soy, corn and cattle became king.
And chicken soon joined them on the throne.
It was during this period that the cycle of dietary
and planetary destruction began,
the thing we're only realizing just now.
- Mark Bittman

So I didn't have anything to do with picking the songs,
but I got to musically take them in places I thought might be interesting,
so it was a real neat collaboration among the three of us.
- Vince Gill

I went to Second City, where you learned to make the
other actor look good so you looked good and National Lampoon,
where you had to create everything out of nothing,
and SNL, where you couldn't make any mistakes,
and you learned what collaboration was.
- Bill Murray

I think that the most beautiful thing lately hasn't
been in hardware or software per se but collaboration -
the idea behind Napster,
which uses the distributed power of the Internet as its engine.
- Steven Levy

I view the whole thing as a collaboration.
As an actor, I always found that to be the most freeing thing,
when the director would collaborate with you,
so that together you'd come up with something exponentially better.
- Tony Goldwyn

Hopefully, if not it's not working right.
I'm like a navigator and I try to encourage our collaboration
and find the best way that will produce fruit.
I like fruit.
I like cherries, I like bananas.
- Jim Jarmusch


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