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All Quotes by author - Dean Koontz
" A fanatic is a nut who has something to believe in. "
" Although charismatic, James Dean is no Harrison Ford. In the majority of his movies, sooner or later he got the crap beaten out of him. "
" Although I've said a million times that I'm not a horror writer, I do like horror. "
" A politician's goal is always to manipulate public debate. I think there are some politicians with higher goals. But all of them get corrupted by power. "
" Because people see violence on the movie screen, they're not going to go out and hold up a liquor store and kill somebody. It really doesn't correlate. "
" Books were this wonderful escape for me because I could open a book and disappear into it, and that was the only way out of that house when I was a kid. "
" Civilization rests on the fact that most people do the right thing most of the time. "
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" Each reader needs to bring his or her own mind and heart to the text. "
" Every book has some real life in it. I was never pursued by an evil twin clone, but everything else in MR. MURDER was pretty much out of my own life. "
" Human beings can always be relied upon to exert, with vigor, their God-given right to be stupid. "
" I believe that I was a dog in a past life. That's the only thing that would explain why I like to snack on Purina Dog Chow. "
" I do give books as gifts sometimes, when people would rather have one than a new Ferrari. "
" I don't find slashing and blood flying everywhere to be scary. I just find it repulsive. "
" I don't write a quick draft and then revise; instead, I work slowly page by page, revising and polishing. "
" If I drive myself to the brink of my ability, then I don't get stale or bored. "
" If someone wrote it and it had a peculiar twist, I've read it. "
" If something in your writing gives support to people in their lives, that's more than just entertainment-which is what we writers all struggle to do, to touch people. "
" If you have to pay the bills, and you write something you're not proud of, use a pen-name for that. "
" If you want to publish two books a year under your own name and your publisher doesn't, maybe you need a different publisher. "
" I have avoided becoming stale by putting a little water on the plate, lying on the plate, and having myself refreshed in a toaster oven for 23 minutes once every month. "
" I have been reading Stephen King since CARRIE and hope to read him for many years to come. "
" I have to admit that when I watch a movie in which there is no moral context for the violence - I find that offensive. I think that's potentially damaging to society. "
" I like to deal with EVERY aspect of our condition, and that means terror and humor in equal mix. Some books have more room for humor than others. "
" I never discuss a novel while I'm writing it, for fear that talking about it will diminish my desire to write it. "
" In my books, I never portray violence as a reasonable solution to a problem. If the lead characters in the story are driven to it, it's at the extreme end of their experience. "
" In my personal life, I'm a comic novel. But then, so are we all, because we're human beings. "
" I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life. "
" I receive about 10,000 letters a year from readers, and in the first year after a book is published, perhaps 5,000 letters will deal specifically with that piece of work. "
" I think it's perfectly just to refuse service to anyone based on behavior, but not based on race or religion. "
" I think it's the people who have no doubt that every word they put down is gold that probably don't write very well. "
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