Writing, whimsy and the world


 On Writing:

Technique alone is never enough. You have to have passion. Technique alone is just an embroidered potholder.~Raymond ChandlerSource: SFNovelist.com

 On Achievement:

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.~Charles BuxtonSource: SFNovelist.com

 On Family:

All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.~Mitch AlbomSource: SFNovelist.com

 On Relationships:

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. ‘Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.’~F. Scott FitzgeraldSource: SFNovelist.com

 On Freedom:

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.~Pearl S. BuckSource: SFNovelist.com