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Sarah Zettel Quotes and Sayings

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I feel SF is going through an experimental phase right now.
- Sarah Zettel

I suppose if I was to have to pick a few,
Ursula LeGuin would have to top the list.
It was while reading her work that I decided I wanted to be an author.
- Sarah Zettel

Fortunately, many people also enjoy a stand-alone as
a sample of something new,
like trying the special at a favourite restaurant one
night instead of going for the usual.
- Sarah Zettel

I think people enjoy a series.
When you like a story, many readers want more of the same,
which is dandy, if the author and the characters have more to say.
- Sarah Zettel

 

Octavia Butler, of course, is brilliant and disturbing.
- Sarah Zettel

I have to do more close research and fact checking for the science fiction.
This is not however to say that writing good fantasy
does not involve doing good research.
- Sarah Zettel

When I was in college, I spent a summer working in London.
I'd enjoyed tea before that, but then I got actual,
really good tea there and never looked back.
- Sarah Zettel

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First and foremost, The Quiet Invasion is a first contact story.
What would we do if we actually found evidence of alien
life out there? It's also about politics.
- Sarah Zettel

I have a better internal and intuitive understanding
of folklore and myth than science and technology,
so in that way fantasy is easier.
- Sarah Zettel

The Lord of the Rings movie set an entirely new standard
for fantasy in the movies.
- Sarah Zettel

I graduated from the University of Michigan with a
BA in Communications and left formal education behind.
- Sarah Zettel

When I'm not at the keyboard, I'm generally reading,
practicing tai chi or middle eastern dance,
or cooking.
- Sarah Zettel

Actually, after while, finding the ideas is the easy part.
Sorting them through and turning them into stories,
now, that's the hard work.
- Sarah Zettel

Fantasy is, of course, booming, and I think it's beginning
to stretch its range as well.
- Sarah Zettel

I myself was born in Sacramento, California in 1966.
- Sarah Zettel

I'm mostly a novelist these days, but I have written
short stories in Fantasy,
Science Fiction and horror.
- Sarah Zettel

Now, of course, the great thing about the solar system
as a frontier is that there are no Indians,
so you can have all the glory of the myth of the American
westward expansion without any of the guilt.
- Sarah Zettel

My joking answer to this question is that I leave a
bowl of milk out on the back porch every night for the Idea Fairy.
In the morning, the milk is gone and there's a brand-new shiny idea by the bowl.
- Sarah Zettel

I did not want to write a story about the invasion of Earth,
so I had to create a race capable of living nearby,
which meant to either on the Moon, on Mars,
or on Venus.
I picked Venus.
- Sarah Zettel

Becoming a mother cannot help but change things.
An author's life is reflected in their writing,
whether they want it to be or not, and parenthood is
one of the biggest life changes there is.
- Sarah Zettel

Now, Venus is an extremely hostile environment,
and as such presents a lot of challenges for a science
fiction author who wants to create life there.
However, as I began to research it more thoroughly,
I found myself intrigued by the possibilities the world offers.
- Sarah Zettel

Then, I realized that there is an indigenous presence in the Solar System.
It's us.
So, then, I got to wondering what would happen if a
more technologically advanced society moved next door to us,
the way we moved next door to the American Indians.
- Sarah Zettel

I describe my plots as follows; A character is walking
down the street when all of a sudden a piano falls on them.
They spend the rest of the story digging out from under that piano.
How they dig, how long and how well,
this all depends entirely on the character.
- Sarah Zettel

So, one of the things I was doing with the aliens in
The Quiet Invasion was creating that advanced society
which had ideas about morality and proper use of natural
resources that were radically different from ours,
as the Europeans were from the American Indians.
- Sarah Zettel

All of this got me thinking about the history of the westward expansion,
and got me to wondering how the exploration of the
Solar System would be changed if there were an indigenous presence out there.
- Sarah Zettel

If I get blocked, it is generally because I don't know
enough about some aspect of the story or the characters.
The answer for this is generally more research,
or making more background notes, so the place and person
can be more fully realized inside my own mind.
- Sarah Zettel

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

I am a Passionate Observer of Life.
I See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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 PHOTO

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino PHOTO

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

Life is full of beauty. Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.
- Ashley Smith

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

When you feel the need to hurry,
remember that everything in life is a CHOICE.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

Feel the fear and do it anyway.
- Susan Jeffers

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

To love what you do and feel that it matters,
how on earth could anything be more fun.
- Katherine Graham

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.
- Benjamin Spock

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

Smell the smells, feel the fear,
and smile at the incoherent way
life runs us in circles
while inscribing the real lessons
in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

The more you know the less you feel.
- Bono

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing,
while others judge us by what we have already done.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In a controversy, the instant we feel anger
we have already ceased striving for the truth,
and have begun striving for ourselves.
- The Buddha

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Do what you feel in your heart to be right.
You'll be criticized anyway.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Love is saying "I feel differently,"
instead of "You're wrong."
- Anonymous

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

Know the power of perspective.
Be a passionate observer of life.
See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you ask a stupid question, you may feel stupid;
if you don't ask a stupid question, you remain stupid.
- Tony Rothman

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

If we don't feel appreciated, we don't feel loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you feel worried and depressed,
consciously form a smile on your face and act upbeat
until the happy feeling becomes genuine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be who you are and say what you feel
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind.
- commonly but falsely attributed to Dr. Seuss,
this misquote consists of the Bernard Baruch quote,
"Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
with additional words added anonymously.


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