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Stanley Schmidt Quotes and Sayings

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As for sticking strictly to presently known science,
I will simply point out that we have already experienced
at least two major revolutions in science in this century alone.
- Stanley Schmidt

Ideally, I'd like every issue to include a diverse
group of stories that meet the qualifications sketched above,
but covering a wide range of specific matter and flavour.
- Stanley Schmidt

It's easy to imagine ways the future can be ugly and depressing.
It's harder, but more worthwhile, to imagine plausible
ways we can make it better.
- Stanley Schmidt

This means I must pay close attention to the writing,
but equally so to the scientific background -
which sometimes means doing fairly involved calculations.
- Stanley Schmidt

 

And, of course, some SF is set close enough to here
and now that Anglo and European do apply.
Since many of the writers come from those backgrounds,
so does much of the fiction.
- Stanley Schmidt

When something hasn't been around much for a while,
and one example of it turns up and catches people's eyes,
they go looking for more like it - until they get tired of it again.
- Stanley Schmidt

What SF can do better than anything else is show us
the range of our possible futures,
and what we can do to realize the good ones and avoid the nasty ones.
- Stanley Schmidt

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It's most presumptuous to believe we already know all
the answers and will never get any more big surprises.
- Stanley Schmidt

I think the rising and falling popularity of areas
like hard SF and far-future SF is,
to a considerable extent, the same as any other fashion.
- Stanley Schmidt

Its limitations are those of the physical universe:
it won't let you play with some really wild ideas that aren't possible,
but are fun to speculate about.
- Stanley Schmidt

There may be something to the suggestion about the
pace of technological change intimidating writers,
though - it's been awfully hard to keep ahead of real developments.
- Stanley Schmidt

Usually if nobody hates a piece, nobody loves it,
either; and a magazine which sets itself the goal of
provoking thought is not doing its job if everybody
agrees with what it does.
- Stanley Schmidt

There are a significant number of people who appreciate what we do,
and most of them gravitate to Analog because this is where they can find it.
The other magazines tend to share their audiences,
which may result in each of them having a smaller market share.
- Stanley Schmidt

I think the international appeal of SF is quite understandable
since the kinds of people who like to read it,
are, by the nature of the beast, interested in other cultures,
of which other nations on Earth are the closest available example.
- Stanley Schmidt

Some of the biggest changes that have happened are behind the scenes,
in the way we produce the magazine.
E.g., much of our production has been brought in-house via desktop publishing.
- Stanley Schmidt

Of course, the way writers think about those things
is almost certain to be affected by their own cultural background,
and it would be hard to deny that, for whatever reasons,
a lot of SF writers come from Anglo or European backgrounds.
- Stanley Schmidt

For a while we had trouble trying to get the sound
of a champagne cork exploding out of the bottle.
I solved the problem by sticking my finger in my mouth and popping it out.
- Lawrence Welk

No nose hair.
Ever.
You'd be surprised at all the little twigs sticking out.
I just can't get it.
How can you see that and not just want to hack it off?
- Kyan Douglas

What I didn't know that by sticking to craft we would
blow open some doors that I never saw opened before.
- James Lipton

I tried to commit suicide by sticking my head in the oven,
but there was a cake in it.
- Lesley Boone

A marriage contract to me is as binding as any in business,
and I have always believed in sticking to an agreement.
- Paul Getty

Watch the turtle.
He only moves forward by sticking his neck out.
- Lou Gerstner

I don't know where to put whales.
I'm sticking them here, but I don't have any reason for it.
- George Gaylord Simpson

Human language...
prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand.
- Lewis Thomas

What is the value of sticking a microphone in a man's
face right after he has learned of his wife's death?
- Jessica Savitch

Being a good songwriter means paying attention and
sticking your hand out the window to catch the song
on the way to someone else's house!
- Nanci Griffith

What I really resent most about people sticking labels
on you is that it cuts off all the other elements of
what you are because it can only deal with black and white;
the cartoon.
- Siouxsie Sioux

Sticking to your values, listening to your instincts,
making your own choices is so important.
- Brittany Murphy

The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular,
not the popular.
- Geraldo Rivera

Memory is a net: one that finds it full of fish when
he takes it from the brook,
but a dozen miles of water have run through it without sticking.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I have seen one shrike occupy himself for hours in sticking up on thorns,
a number of small fishes that the fishermen had thrown on the shore.
The fishes dried up and decayed.
- John Bachman

If I could stomach the awful part of being a veterinarian,
which involves sticking your hand up animals' behinds,
I would be a vet.
- Allison Janney

Americans appreciate the way our friends around the
world are sticking by us,
and we all hope for their continued support in what's
going to be some very trying times.
- Joe Lando

I'm one of those writers who tends to be really good
at making outlines and sticking to them.
I'm very good at doing that, but I don't like it.
It sort of takes a lot of the fun out.
- Neil Gaiman

Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.
- Chuck Palahniuk

If you look at the various strategies available for
dealing with a new technology,
sticking your head in the sand is not the most plausible strategy.
- Ralph Merkle

Experience taught me a few things.
One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper.
The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know.
And the third is that sometimes your best investments
are the ones you don't make.
- Donald Trump

I appreciate the additional additives and preservatives
that help sell a project,
but I'm sticking to what works best for me.
I gotta sell the album live on stage and make people believe in the songs.
- Busta Rhymes

It's no secret that we were sticking just about every
nickel we had on the chance that people would really
be interested in something totally new and unique in
the field of entertainment.
- Walt Disney

I started rooting - you know, sticking up joints -
with some older guys.
By now I had gotten a taste of what the racket world really was -
the glamour,
the way they dressed, the way they always had a pocketful of money.
- Mickey Cohen

I don't have any illusions that what we are doing is sticking the the bottle.
I don't think that's what we are doing.
We are trying to make sure that the genie has friends,
has food to eat, a way to grow.
- Hilary Rosen

I've been using the same editor, thankfully,
she's been sticking with me, but I've been doing it
full-on guerilla style...
I haven't gotten any public sponsor or anything,
because I don't want to seem like I'm trying to sell any particular thing.
- Daryl Hannah

His unit is in charge of 5,000 homes,
and they've only been able to search about 2 percent of them.
People are standing on roofs or sticking their hands
out of air vents so they can get rescued.
- Allen Johnson

It is not always by plugging away at a difficulty and
sticking to it that one overcomes it;
often it is by working on the one next to it.
Some things and some people have to be approached obliquely,
at an angle.
- Andre Gide

I did become American citizen in order to vote.
I lived in this country for a very long time and I
finally reached the point where I thought,
I'm often sticking my neck out on various issues as
all human beings have a right to do.
- Lynn Redgrave

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

Who can suffer while roses bloom
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,
be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Strike while the iron is hot.
- Proverb

Gratitude is the prayer,
while Celebration is the song and the dance of praise.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

While they were saying among themselves
it cannot be done, it was done.
- Helen Keller

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hatred freezes hearts, while love warms them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we want to direct our lives,
we must take control of our consistent actions.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is danger that we lose sight of
what our friend is absolutely,
while considering what she is to us alone.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true.
I am not bound to succeed,
but I am bound to live by the light that I have.
I must stand with anybody that stands right,
and stand with him while he is right,
and part with him when he goes wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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