An Elephant Is A Mouse

An elephant is a mouse built to government specifications. Or else a mouse is a transistorized elephant.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Poul Anderson Quotes (Author of Tau Zero). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/32278.Poul_Anderson [Accessed 26 Nov. 2019].

The First Duty Of All Art Is To Entertain

I think the first duty of all art, including fiction of any kind, is to entertain. That is to say, to hold interest. No matter how worthy the message of something, if it’s dull, you’re just not communicating.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Poul Anderson Quotes (Author of Tau Zero). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/32278.Poul_Anderson [Accessed 26 Nov. 2019].

Some Of Us Just Have To Pee On The Electric Fence

Well, some men learn by listening, some read, some observe and analyse — and some of us just have to pee on the electric fence.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Spider Robinson Quotes (Author of Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/19317.Spider_Robinson [Accessed 25 Nov. 2019].

This Is What It Is To Be Human

This is what it is to be human: to see the essential existential futility of all action, all striving — and to act, to strive. This is what it is to be human: to reach forever beyond your grasp. This is what it is to be human: to live forever or die trying. This is what it is to be human: to perpetually ask the unanswerable questions, in the hope that the asking of them will somehow hasten the day when they will be answered. This is what it is to be human: to strive in the face of the certainty of failure. This is what it is to be human: to persist.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Spider Robinson Quotes (Author of Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/19317.Spider_Robinson [Accessed 25 Nov. 2019].

Always Hook The Reader With Your First Sentence

…when writing, always hook the reader with your first sentence…in love, never settle…value yourself first and this will help you to value others…life is short, so enjoy it to the fullest…everyone in the world is different, and that’s ok…

Goodreads.com. (2019). Spider Robinson Quotes (Author of Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/19317.Spider_Robinson [Accessed 25 Nov. 2019].

The Poet Is At The Edge Of Our Conciousness

The poet is at the edge of our consciousness of the world, finding beyond the suspected nothingness which we imagine limits our perception another acre or so of being worth our venturing upon.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Guy Davenport Quotes (Author of The Geography of the Imagination). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/122843.Guy_Davenport [Accessed 23 Nov. 2019].

That Is Why Writing Fiction Is So Much Fun

That’s why writing fiction is so much fun, because you’re moving people about, and making settings for them to move in, so there’s always something there to keep working on.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Guy Davenport Quotes (Author of The Geography of the Imagination). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/122843.Guy_Davenport [Accessed 23 Nov. 2019].