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Thomas M. Disch Quotes and Sayings

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A predilection for genre fiction is symptomatic of
a kind of arrested development.
- Thomas M. Disch

It is a different genre - a show about something other than doctors,
lawyers and cops.
Teachers are something completely different.
I think it makes for very interesting television.
- Chi McBride

Literary fiction, as a strict genre,
is all but dead.
Meanwhile, most genres flourish.
- Dean Koontz

The best thing about Sci-Fi, which is my favorite genre,
is that there are no rules for behavior.
So you can do anything you want.
- Brion James

 

I believe the adventure game genre will never die any
more than any type of storytelling would ever die.
- Roberta Williams

The genre has moved into this commercial aspect of itself,
and ignored this extraordinarily rich literature that's
filed everywhere else except under travel.
- Robyn Davidson

I always wanted to get into the horror genre.
I like scary movies.
I want to go to the fan shows and sign posters with
my head hanging by a thread like a B-movie actress.
- Illeana Douglas

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What I had to say was, in general, I'm not really a
fan of any one genre of any kind of film.
- Adam Arkin

I would like to do a science fiction film some day.
Star Wars seems really to have destroyed the genre,
which at one time offered great musical opportunities.
- Carter Burwell

SF isn't a genre; SF is the matrix in which genres are embedded,
and because the SF field is never going in any one
direction at any one time,
there is hardly a way to cut it off.
- Larry Niven

Lord of the Rings is a good thing for us because it
opened the door for the genre in general.
Le Guin's stories are very different from Lord of the Rings.
- Shawn Ashmore

The horror genre is important because it promotes experimentation in filmmaking.
- Richard King

I love the first two X-Men movies because I thought
that Bryan Singer did such a great job.
He elevated that whole genre.
He's a very talented director.
- Famke Janssen

I would like to see the technology used to explore
more period horror genre works,
for example, E. A. Poe.
- Robert Englund

If one horror film hits, everyone says,
'Let's go make a horror film.' It's the genre that never dies.
- George A. Romero

The crime novel has always been my favourite genre.
- Sara Paretsky

What genre it falls under is only of interest later.
- Rick Moody

The Western genre is certainly something with which I'm familiar.
- Keith Carradine

Poetry seems to have been eliminated as a literary genre,
and installed instead, as a kind of spiritual aerobic exercise -
nobody need read it,
but anybody can do it.
- Marilyn Hacker

I've written six novels and four pieces of nonfiction,
so I don't really have a genre these days.
- Anne Lamott

The space genre is timeless.
- Dirk Benedict

I think I'm sort of locked into the sitcom genre.
- Jason Marsden

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

The thriller is the most popular literary genre of the 20th century.
- Ken Follett

Star Wars, the original movie, was all the various old genre of pictures:
the swashbucklers,
the war movies, all those things were put n there in a different look.
- Bruce Boxleitner

But the action film genre is gonna have to come up with some new bad guys.
- Bruce Willis

I do believe that the genre reached its peak before the First World War.
- Robyn Davidson

Science fiction still is an idea genre.
- Sheri S. Tepper

The "Western" is the only genre whose origins are almost
identical with those of the cinema itself.
- Andre Bazin

In mainstream romantic comedies, I'm usually tearing my hair out.
It's just a devastatingly difficult genre for me.
- Carter Burwell

I still collect comics.
I still have a great love and respect for the genre.
- Thomas Jane

People just want to watch movies that are entertaining,
it doesn't matter what genre it is.
- Matthew Vaughn

It doesn't matter to me what the genre is.
- Steve Buscemi

We felt like we had done as much as you can do with the slasher genre.
We were trying to find the next group of scary movies
that were ripe for parody.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

Focus in on the genre you want to write,
and read books in that genre.
A LOT of books by a variety of authors.
And read with questions in your mind.
- Nicholas Sparks

I had always wanted to be a writer who confused genre
boundaries and who was read in multiple contexts.
- Jonathan Lethem

I'm not seeking out genre films, but this just came my way,
and Miramax was good enough to add a role for me because
we wanted the chance to work together.
- Jeri Ryan

One thing I know is that I don't want to be a director for hire,
making genre films.
- Paul Mazursky

As a filmmaker you get typecast just as much as an actor does,
so I'm trapped in a genre that I love,
but I'm trapped in it!
- George A. Romero

I like the Western genre, I think it's uniquely American.
- Keith Carradine

Genre labels are useful only insofar as they help you find an audience.
- Walter Jon Williams

I love the paranormal, because there,
every genre I write can become one beacon for my imagination.
- Leslie Banks

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 think my fascination is less with genre figures than with writers in general.
- Eric Brown

Genre is a bookstore problem, not a literary problem.
- Rick Moody

Readers will stay with an author, no matter what the
variations in style and genre,
as long as they get that sense of story,
of character, of empathetic involvement.
- Dean Koontz

This genre of music seems to want to push people into a certain time slot,
which is unfortunate.
- Juice Newton

Poetry, the genre of purest beauty, was born of a truncated woman:
her head severed from her body with a sword,
a symbolic penis.
- Andrea Dworkin

What I'm trying to do is break the genre from what
is rap and what is music.
- Wyclef Jean

Here's the thing, for me at least: this is a huge genre now.
It wasn't always so.
Not so many years ago, it wasn't so.
There is a tremendous diversity in fantasy today.
- R. A. Salvatore

In television, women can really run anything.
It can be a comedy, it can be a drama,
it can be genre, it can be anything.
But in films, women are still getting to the top.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

I do try not to spend much time reading in the suspense genre.
- Thomas Perry

Trying to write books with a subject matter or in a
genre or style you're not familiar with is the best
way to find the Big Block looming.
- Jeffery Deaver

I have never believed that the critic is the rival of the poet,
but I do believe that criticism is a genre of literature or it does not exist.
- Harold Bloom

Genre aside, I'd like to make a film about people.
- Sophie Marceau

We were kind of caught up in the genre trap.
We didn't really have a lot of artistic freedom.
They wanted us to go into a certain direction,
so they could promote us easier.
- Mark McGrath

It's a cyclical thing.
When they make one, everyone loves them.
Different genres come around in succession.
People always welcome the western.
It's America's genre.
- Robert Duvall

We knew that there was a certain kind of interest in
Whale among a genre crowd.
- Bill Condon

Movies and television shows based on comic books constitute
the worst single genre in the history of filmed entertainment
(with the exception of porn).
- John Podhoretz

I never excluded any genre on my first record.
- Deana Carter

I'm not constrained by being a genre writer.
Any story I can imagine, I can cast as a fantasy novel
and probably get it published.
- Lynn Abbey

The genre of fantasy is about magic and occult characters.
- Shawn Ashmore

Write the kind of movie you would want to see,
in a genre you love.
- Douglas Wood

I spent the first twenty years of my writing career
preparing for the mystery genre,
which is my favorite literary form.
- Sue Grafton

From now on, I approach the cinema as a business woman.
I intend to be in more action movies because,
apart from Angelina Jolie, no other actress stands out in this genre.
- Milla Jovovich

I think baseball - the baseball genre -
is this mitt,
to use a double pun there, to catch a whole bunch of themes.
- Rachel Griffiths

Reality is a genre that seems to be here to stay.
I don't know how many of the new shows will last,
but the more competition you have, the harder that pie is to slice up.
- Jeff Probst

I see horror as part of legitimate film.
I don't see it as an independent genre that has nothing
to do with the rest of cinema.
- Guillermo del Toro

I don't mean that literary fiction is better than genre fiction,
On the contrary; novels can perform two functions and most perform only one.
- Mark Haddon

After I did the first Die Hard I said I'd never do another,
same after I did the second one and the third.
The whole genre was running itself into the ground.
- Bruce Willis

I have done a lot of things outside of Science Fiction,
but there has been an almost disproportionate amount
of that genre in my body of work.
I don't know what to make of it.
- Daniel Dae Kim


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