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Quote Left The point is obvious. There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches. Every minority, be it Baptist/Unitarian, Irish/Italian/Octogenarian/Zen Buddhist, Zionist/Seventhday Adventist, Women's Lib/Republican, Mattachine/Four Square Gospel feels it has the will, the right, the duty to douse the kerosene, light the fuse. Every dimwit editor whosees himself as the source of all dreary blanc-mange plain porridge unleavened literature, licks his guillotine and eyes the neck of any author who dares to speak above a whisper or write above a nursery rhyme. Quote Right
Quote Left I suppose one night hundreds of thousands of years ago in a cave by a night fire when one of those shaggy men wakened to gaze over the banked coals at his woman, his children, and thought of their being cold, dead, gone forever. Then he must have wept. And he put out his hand in the night to the woman who must die some day and to the children who must follow her. And for a little bit next morning, he treated them somewhat better, for he saw that they, like himself, had the seed of night in them. Quote Right
Quote Left Those who don’t build must burn. It’s as old as history and juvenile delinquence. Quote Right
Quote Left All you umpires, back to the bleachers. Referees, hit the showers. It’s my game. I pitch, I hit, I catch. I run the bases. At sunset, I’ve won or lost. At sunrise, I’m out again, giving it the old try. Quote Right
Quote Left We're all fools...all the time. It's just we're a different kind each day. We think, I'm not a fool today. I've learned my lesson. I was a fool yesterday but not this morning. Then tomorrow we find out that, yes, we were a fool today too. I think the only way we can grow and get on in this world is to accept the fact we're not perfect and live accordingly. Quote Right
Quote Left Science fiction is the most important literature in the history of the world, because it's the history of ideas, the history of our civilization birthing itself. ...Science fiction is central to everything we've ever done, and people who make fun of science fiction writers don't know what they're talking about. Quote Right
Quote Left The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little. Quote Right
Quote Left Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together. Quote Right
Quote Left You can't try to do things; you simply must do them. Quote Right
Quote Left You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance. Quote Right
Quote Left First you jump off the cliff and you build wings on the way down. Quote Right
Quote Left Jump off a cliff. Build your wings on the way down. Quote Right
Quote Left Richard Bach with this book does two things. He gives meFlight. He makes me Young. For both I am deeply grateful. Quote Right
Quote Left Stuff your eyes with wonder . . . live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Quote Right
Quote Left We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts. Quote Right
Quote Left It is good to renew one's wonder, said the philosopher. Space travel has again made children of us all. Quote Right
Quote Left I love writing, it's the center of my life. If you don't love what you do, you'd better find something else to love. Otherwise, you don't have a reason for living. Quote Right
Quote Left You've got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down. Quote Right
Quote Left Americans are far more remarkable than we give ourselves credit for. We've been so busy damning ourselves for years. We've done it all, and yet we don't take credit for it. Quote Right
Quote Left My stories run up and bite me in the leg -- I respond by writing them down - everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off. Quote Right
Quote Left Life is trying things to see if they work. Quote Right
Quote Left We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real? Quote Right
Quote Left I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true -- hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it. Quote Right
Quote Left You've got to love libraries. You've got to love books. You've got to love poetry. You've got to love everything about literature. Then, you can pick the one thing you love most and write about it. Quote Right
Quote Left We are an impossibility in an impossible universe. Quote Right