Abraham Lincoln Quotes
If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.
Quotes from other Authors
I am playing in a playground that's already been played in. I am always aware that a lot of the furniture in science fiction is second hand.
I'm a writer, not an activist. My job is to analyse things, to think them through and examine them.
When I came to New York as a writer, I was taken with the idea that you're only getting in on bridges and ferries and through tunnels. The idea behind 'Takedown' is that it would be very hard to get out.
If you over-think, it affects things too much; I work instinctively, like painting in a way. Think too much, and you ruin everything.
Man, anytime the ball goes through the basket. It doesn't matter if it's a jumper or a drive. Any time the ball goes through the basket, and it's going through consistently, it's demoralizing for any opponent.
It's rare that I read more than two or three books by any one author; usually only one.
It's not fair that the accused is not protected from adverse publicity whilst the accuser is guaranteed anonymity, whatever the verdict.
I have some Russian friends. But probably only 10 percent. I don't hang out usually in the big Russian communities in Brooklyn and New Jersey.
Someday I suspect, when Jesus has definitely got me for a sunbeam, my works may be adequately assessed.
So you had to rev your engines, to beat the Russians and I think more than anything, if the Soviet team would win, or the Soviet athletes would win, you would see and hear and read about that. Quite frequently. So they would make a big issue of it.
Television and radio do a wonderful job in focusing attention on the problems of our society.
Richard Joseph Daley
The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Well, yes, as I was a rather bad actor then and I wasn't making enough money, I thought, to make enough money to not make money as an actor, I'd better do some writing.
Let the novelists fret about consistency - story writers should feel free to jam; to get things right in new, surprising ways by allowing themselves, now and then, to get things wrong.