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Robert Batten

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Author

Category: Quotes

Caroline Gordon Quote on Books

"A book — a well-composed book — is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way. Yet, in another sense, all true works of fiction have their scenes laid in the same country, and the events take place in the same climate: that country, that climate which we all long for and in our several ways strive to reach — the region where truth is eternal and man immortal and flowers never fade."

Caroline Gordon, How to Read a Novel (1957), p. 234

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Ray Bradbury on writing

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.

Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing.

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Asimov Quote on Writing

"If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster." Isaac Asimov, Life Magazine (1984).

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Philip K Dick Quote — a series of words

I like to collect quotes, in particular about writing, and I'm going to share a series of them on the blog here. 

I love this quote and keep coming back to it. It's from Valis, and the complete quote is:

"For each person there is a sentence — a series of words — which has the power to destroy him … another sentence exists, another series of words, which will heal the person. If you're lucky you will get the second; but you can be certain of getting the first: that is the way it works. On their own, without training, individuals know how to deal out the lethal sentence, but training is required to deal out the second." Philip K Dick, Valis.

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“Science is magic that works.”

I've been sharing some of my favorite quotes on social media for a while and I've decided to bring them to the blog as well! We're starting with this classic Kurt Vonnegut quote.

“Science is magic that works.” Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle.

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