Literature Is Mostly About Having Sex

Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life’s the other way round.

David Lodge Quotes (Author of Changing Places). (2020). Retrieved 28 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/6570.David_Lodge

The Grammar Of Human Problems

I don’t hold with shamans, witch doctors, or psychiatrists. Shakespeare, Tolstoy, or even Dickens, understood more about the human condition than ever occurred to any of you. You overrated bunch of charlatans deal with the grammar of human problems, and the writers I’ve mentioned with the essence.

Mordecai Richler Quotes (Author of Barney’s Version). (2020). Retrieved 27 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/114539.Mordecai_Richler

When A Child Is Born

When a child is born, I once explained to the kids, some dads lay down bottles of wine for them that will mature when they grow up into ungrateful adults. Instead, what you’re going to get from me, as each of you turns sixteen, is a library of the one hundred books that gave me the most pleasure when I was a know-nothing adolescent.

Mordecai Richler Quotes (Author of Barney’s Version). (2020). Retrieved 27 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/114539.Mordecai_Richler

Ignorance And Superstition Gallop Around The Flanks

As science pushes forward, ignorance and superstition gallop around the flanks and bite science in the rear with big dark teeth.

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].