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Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
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As long as you keep getting born, it's alright to die some times.
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But in the meantime I became accustomed to the writing life and it would be hard to change now - partly because of the salary cut if I went to my other love, teaching; and partly because I still have stories to tell, even though it isn't all that fun doing the work anymore.
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Every book was the best I could do at the time I wrote it, and every book was a story I still care about and believe in.
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Everything important in sci-fi showed up in the magazines first. It's the proving ground for new writers and new ideas.
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God, our genes, our environment, or some stupid programmer keying in code at an ancient terminal - there's no way free will can ever exist if we as individuals are the result of some external cause.
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I am especially grateful, however, to have known the fifties, before we began to poison our own civilization - or at least before the effects of the poison began to be felt.
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I buy way too many books.
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I don't believe that there are aliens. I believe there are really different people.
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I fell into playwriting accidentally, took some classes in it, and also took creative writing classes, but I really didn't expect it to be a career because I didn't believe there was a way to make money as a playwright without being lucky and I didn't feel particularly lucky.
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I have lived in the only decades I could have lived in, and hope to live through at least a few more.
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I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.
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I listen to music constantly while writing.
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I realized that everything important in sci-fi showed up in the magazines first. It's the proving ground for new writers and new ideas.
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I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination of government threatens many values that I hold to be important to America's role as a light among nations. But there are no values that matter to me that will not be gravely endangered if we lose this war.
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I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration.
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In all my study of history, I have never found a time or place I would rather have lived than now.
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In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him.
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It's the middle class that feels the luxury of being able to have causes.
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Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books.
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Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.
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My college training was primarily in theatre, with an eye to becoming a director, actor, or producer.
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My favourite all-time work of fiction: Lord of the Rings. My favourite all-time nonfiction book: Guns, Germs, and Steel. Ask me again next week, you'll get a different answer.
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Of course, I also hear from critics who detest what I do, and while sometimes I feel rather proud of having made various the loathsome people or groups angry, at other times I wonder why I put up with such grief.
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On a more practical level, what it takes to succeed is to be self-critical enough to learn from your errors, but confident enough (arrogant enough?) to decide that what you've got is good enough to write and, having written, good enough to send out for publication.
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One mind can think only of its own questions; it rarely surprises itself.
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The best thing about my job, though, is stopping at the end of the day and rejoining the human universe.
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The education that prepared me was my general education classes, which I tried to avoid when I was a stupid undergraduate, but which gave me the foundation of general knowledge that makes a career as a writer possible.
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The lies we live will always be confessed in the stories that we tell.
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The most important training, though, is to experience life as a writer, questioning everything, inventing multiple explanations for everything. If you do that, all the other things will come; if you don't, there's no hope for you.
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The priests say that God created our souls, and that just puts us under the control of another puppeteer. If God created our will, then he's responsible for every choice we make.
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There is more good writing and good acting in any ten minutes of Twister than in, say, all of Citizen Kane.
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There is only one issue in this election that will matter five or ten years from now, and that's the War on Terror.
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There's a reason why every human society has fiction. It teaches us how to be 'good,' to behave in a way that is for the benefit of the whole community.
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Ulysses, obviously. It was an elaborate prank, and our supposed intellectual elite continue to fall for it.
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Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
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Working is hard and distracts from having fun.
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Writing sessions can last an hour or sixteen hours, depending on how it's going.
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You who speak languages, you are such liars.
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Your work is first, learning is first, winning is everything because without it there is nothing.
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