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Tanith Lee Quotes and Sayings

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When I am fascinated by something, I like to play with it.
- Tanith Lee

I think of myself as a storyteller, and that is it.
- Tanith Lee

If they had said my writing wasn't good enough,
fair enough, that's an opinion.
But to say it's too complex is to insult the intelligence of the so-called young.
- Tanith Lee

Pirates have always fascinated me.
- Tanith Lee

 

I've been criticised for writing in too complex a manner for younger people.
- Tanith Lee

No one is ever ordinary.
- Tanith Lee

It's very selfish when I write.
I'm not aware, ever, of writing for another person;
I'm not even really aware of writing for myself.
- Tanith Lee

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I also love Disney, and will defend doing so,
because there's so much in those films and I don't
care if it's stereotyped.
- Tanith Lee

People are always the start for me...
animals, when I can get into their heads,
gods, supernatural beings, immortals,
the dead...
these are all people to me.
- Tanith Lee

I'm writing what comes into my head,
or through me,
or from somewhere else, and it is the most extraordinary,
exciting thing.
I love it, and I'm very greedy, and I really enjoy it!
- Tanith Lee

I submitted manuscripts to publishers.
This was not so much a feeling that I should be published
as a wish to escape the feared and hated drudgery of normal work.
- Tanith Lee

I like films, or some films, and would be intrigued
to see my work on screen.
- Tanith Lee

The other writer who had a very important early influence
on me when I was about 17 was C.S.
Lewis.
- Tanith Lee

I love writers all across the board,
but one who influenced me very directly at the beginning was Mary Renault.
- Tanith Lee

Genre categories are irrelevant.
I dislike them, but I do not have the casting vote.
- Tanith Lee

I like writing about women, weak and strong,
pathetic and heroic.
I like writing about men, ditto.
And all the variants of men and women,
beasts and demons.
- Tanith Lee

Writing is writing, and stories are stories.
Perhaps the only true genres are fiction and non-fiction.
And even there, who can be sure?
- Tanith Lee

As a child, my mother told me lots of fairy stories,
many her own invention.
She, too, tended to reverse the norm.
- Tanith Lee

I never know where I am going, though.
That is part of what makes it so wonderful.
And after all, who does?
- Tanith Lee

Writers tell stories better, because they've had more practice,
but everyone has a book in them.
Yes, that old cliche.
- Tanith Lee

I just love writing.
It's magical, it's somewhere else to go,
it's somewhere much more dreadful, somewhere much more exciting.
Somewhere I feel I belong, possibly more than in the so-called real world.
- Tanith Lee

At an early school, when I was about 5,
they asked what we wanted to be when we grew up.
Everyone said silly things, and I said I wanted to be an actress.
So that was what I wanted to be, but what I was,
of course, was a writer.
- Tanith Lee

It was a black and white only computer at the time,
but it kept me fascinated.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

Americans want action for their money.
They are fascinated by its self-reproducing qualities if it's put to work.
- Paula Nelson

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody
that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
- David Byrne

From my earliest days, I was fascinated by science.
- George E. Brown, Jr.

We're all fascinated by the numbers,
as we were about the 100 points.
- Wilt Chamberlain

I kinda go for the Jane Eyre type of film.
I am fascinated by classics.
- Tippi Hedren

Knowing what I knew about Russia, as much as I loved
the music and was fascinated by the songs and the whole idea of it,
I knew it would be a very lengthy and frustrating process.
- Marc Almond

I've always been fascinated by Asian culture,
and I love that women can play the lead in a horror film.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

I just love biography, and I'm fascinated by people
who have shifted our destinies or our points of view.
- Richard Attenborough

I'm really fascinated and you know I've been wondering
about that usage of language,
various breathing techniques and why in these practices
language is being used in another way.
- Kathy Acker

Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor.
The thing that really fascinated me is that through
this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism.
- Michael Bay

I had read tons of science fiction.
I was fascinated by other worlds, other environments.
For me, it was fantasy, but it was not fantasy in the sense of pure escapism.
- James Cameron

I've always been fascinated by the way that children
and animals suffer stoically in a way that I don't think adults do.
- Rebecca Miller

The process of art evolving is always one which has fascinated me.
- Norman McLaren

What fascinated me, it was not the glory,
but the contact with the public.
- Jacky Ickx

No, I'm not a comic book guy.
I'm pretty fascinated with the subculture though and
I do think that the world of comic books is such a
natural transition into film.
- Donal Logue

And Michael likes to read a lot.
People don't realize that about him but he reads a
number of books per week and he's fascinated just about every subject.
- David Gest

After a lifetime of world travel I've been fascinated
that those in the third world don't have the same perception of reality that we do.
- Jim Harrison

I was very much fascinated with the technology we had
that we could edit in the computer our compositions,
but all the sounds that were available on the market were crap.
- Miroslav Vitous

When I was a child, I had posters of James Dean in my room.
I was a big admirer of his work and was fascinated
by him living on the edge.
Looking back, my life was kind of the same.
- Boris Becker

One of the elements in the film that really fascinated
me was not to look at the world in bi-polar terms of
us vs them or east vs west,
which was a by-product of the Cold War.
- Kathryn Bigelow

I didn't choose Russia but Russia chose me.
I had been fascinated from an early age by the culture,
the language, the literature and the history to the place.
- Helen Dunmore

I'm sort of fascinated by the whole espionage crime thing.
- Aaron Eckhart

And so I've always been fascinated by the technical end of theater,
and a lot of my closest friends are not actors,
but in the other end of the business.
- Rene Auberjonois

I was fascinated that everybody in the story thinks
that they're in the right.
- Andrew McCarthy

I'm not fascinated by one particular case,
but by knowledge that I had no idea was out there.
- Shannon Miller

And so from that, I've always been fascinated with
the idea that complexity can come out of such simplicity.
- Will Wright

Even though I love my mother, I didn't want to make
an idealized portrait of her.
I'm fascinated more by her defects -
they are funnier than her other qualities.
- Pedro Almodovar

A doctor is fascinated by death, and pain.
And how much pain a man can endure.
- David Boehm

Shakespeare fascinated me.
He hardly ever left the country.
His imagination was worldwide though reading.
- Michael Tippett

I've always been fascinated by the operation of memory -
the way in which it is not linear but fragmented,
and its ambivalence.
- Penelope Lively

I like to think I'm a listener, and I'm fascinated by observing people -
I suppose you just lock that in.
- Amanda Burton

I am fascinated by the human body and all its evolutions.
- Jock Sturges

I am always fascinated by India.
- Gary Ackerman

I'm fascinated by how Hollywood has changed since I started.
Today it's about immediate delivery.
There's less risk and less art.
- Diane Lane

I've always been fascinated by numbers.
Before I was seventeen years old, I had lived in twenty-one different houses.
In my mind, each of those houses had a number.
- Robert Indiana

Music had been my first love among the arts,
and I was fascinated by it, as I still am.
- Harry Mathews

But when it really happens I'm very fascinated,
I'm waiting for the moment, because the moment where
life abandons you and death steps in,
that moment must be fantastic, no?
- Nastassja Kinski

People are intrigued and fascinated,
almost obsessed with the private lives of great public personalities.
- Geoffrey Rush

As far as the style, I was fascinated by surrealism.
- Mark Mothersbaugh

The magic of creation has always fascinated me.
- Ralph Allen

In the same way he's fascinated by crosswords,
the puzzle of solving the murder is what drives him on.
- John Thaw

When I came for the first time to the United States,
visiting, I was absolutely fascinated by New York.
- Milos Forman

I believe implicitly that every young man in the world
is fascinated with either sharks or dinosaurs.
- Peter Benchley

I was always fascinated with rock 'n' roll,
or girls, or something like that when I was a kid.
- Gary Sinise

I have always been fascinated by the corruption of power.
- Joe Eszterhas

I have always been fascinated by dark and mysterious stuff.
I guess I have a pretty dark and gloomy side.
Writing songs saves me from going completely gonzo.
- Gavin Rossdale

Sounds always fascinated me.
- Lawrence Welk

I'm a very hard-line, angry atheist.
Yet I am fascinated by the concept of devotion.
- Joss Whedon


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