Dullard

Dullard: Someone who looks up a thing in the encyclopedia, turns directly to the entry, reads it, and then closes the book.

Philip José Farmer Quotes (Author of To Your Scattered Bodies Go). (2020). Retrieved 26 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/10089.Philip_Jos_Farmer

Future Fairy Tales

The truth is that Trout, like Vonnegut and Ray Bradbury and many others, writes parables. These are set in frames which have become called, for no good reason, science fiction. A better generic term would be ‘future fairy tales’. And even this is objectionable, since many science fiction stories take place in the present or the past, far and near.

Philip José Farmer Quotes (Author of To Your Scattered Bodies Go). (2020). Retrieved 26 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/10089.Philip_Jos_Farmer

It Doesn’t Matter A Damn How You Write

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.

Goodreads.com. (2020). W. Somerset Maugham Quotes (Author of Of Human Bondage). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/4176632.W_Somerset_Maugham [Accessed 25 Jan. 2020].

Some People Read For Instruction

Some people read for instruction, which is praiseworthy, and some for pleasure, which is innocent, but not a few read from habit, and I suppose that is neither innocent nor praiseworthy. Of that lamentable company am I. Conversation after a time bores me, games tire me, and my own thoughts, which we are told are the unfailing resource of a sensible man, have a tendency to run dry. Then I fly to my book as the opium-seeker to his pipe.

Goodreads.com. (2020). W. Somerset Maugham Quotes (Author of Of Human Bondage). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/4176632.W_Somerset_Maugham [Accessed 25 Jan. 2020].

I Write Only When Inspiration Strikes

I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.

Goodreads.com. (2020). W. Somerset Maugham Quotes (Author of Of Human Bondage). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/4176632.W_Somerset_Maugham [Accessed 25 Jan. 2020].