May 272012
 

“Occasionally, there arises a writing situation where you see an alternative to what you are doing, a mad, wild gamble of a way for handling something, which may leave you looking stupid, ridiculous or brilliant -you just don’t know which. You can play it safe there, too, and proceed along the route you’d mapped out for yourself. Or you can trust your personal demon who delivered that crazy idea in the first place. Trust your demon.”

- Roger Zelazny

 

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May 262012
 

“There is no life which does not possess its own importance, no life which may not be touched by greatness at any time — Yes, be touched by greatness and have a hand in it.”

? Stephen R. Donaldson, The Mirror of her Dreams

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May 252012
 

“It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.”

- David Brin

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May 232012
 

“There is an old proverb that says: ‘Be careful what you wish for, for it might come true.’ And if your wish is for immortality, it is something you’ll have to live with…for a very long time.” Blood Brothers, The Outer Limits

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May 192012
 

“We have no idea, now, of who or what the inhabitants of our future might be. In that sense, we have no future. Not in the sense that our grandparents had a future, or thought they did. Fully imagined cultural futures were the luxury of another day, one in which ‘now’ was of some greater duration. For us, of course, things can change so abruptly, so violently, so profoundly, that futures like our grandparents’ have insufficient ‘now’ to stand on. We have no future because our present is too volatile. … We have only risk management. The spinning of the given moment’s scenarios. Pattern recognition”

William Gibson, Pattern Recognition

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May 182012
 

“Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: 1- It’s completely impossible. 2- It’s possible, but it’s not worth doing. 3- I said it was a good idea all along.”

- Arthur C. Clarke

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May 142012
 

“Within the human soul reside mysteries dark and deep; about our frailties, our fears, our shame. Today, or a hundred years from now, the darkest matter will still lie in the human heart.” Dark Matter, The Outer Limits

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May 102012
 

“What lies beyond? For each of us, the answer awaits at the end of life’s journey. Until then, we must live with the ghosts that dwell, not in some musty basement, but within the recesses of the human soul.” – If These Walls Could Talk, The Outer Limits

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May 092012
 

“Loads of children read books about dinosaurs, underwater monsters, dragons, witches, aliens, and robots. Essentially, the people who read SF, fantasy and horror haven’t grown out of enjoying the strange and weird. ”

? China Miéville

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