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Dean Koontz Quotes & Quotations
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    A fanatic is a nut who has something to believe in. Dean-KoontzDean Koontz
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    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. Dean-KoontzDean Koontz
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    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. Dean-KoontzDean Koontz
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    Civilization rests on the fact that most people do the right thing most of the time. Dean-KoontzDean Koontz
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    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. Dean-KoontzDean Koontz
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    I do give books as gifts sometimes, when people would rather have one than a new Ferrari. Dean-KoontzDean Koontz
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    I don't find slashing and blood flying everywhere to be scary. I just find it repulsive. Dean-KoontzDean Koontz
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    I don't write a quick draft and then revise; instead, I work slowly page by page, revising and polishing. Dean-KoontzDean Koontz
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    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. Dean-KoontzDean Koontz
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    I have been reading Stephen King since CARRIE and hope to read him for many years to come. Dean-KoontzDean Koontz
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    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. Dean-KoontzDean Koontz
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    I never discuss a novel while I'm writing it, for fear that talking about it will diminish my desire to write it. Dean-KoontzDean Koontz
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    I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life. Dean-KoontzDean Koontz
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    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. Dean-KoontzDean Koontz
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    I think it's perfectly just to refuse service to anyone based on behavior, but not based on race or religion. Dean-KoontzDean Koontz
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    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. Dean-KoontzDean Koontz
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    I think the world is full of evil people. I think in some ways we're in more danger now than before. Dean-KoontzDean Koontz
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    I try not to spend too much time on partisan politics. Life's too short for that. I don't really believe that there have been many human problems solved by politics. Dean-KoontzDean Koontz
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    I've got a long list of books I wish I'd never written-and I've kept them all out of print for the past 20 years. Dean-KoontzDean Koontz
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    I've not seen in my lifetime any politician who is a heroic figure. The manipulation that all politicians use on one level or another is so transparent. Dean-KoontzDean Koontz
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    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. Dean-Koontz/">Dean Koontz
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    If you have to pay the bills, and you write something you're not proud of, use a pen-name for that. Dean-Koontz/">Dean Koontz
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    If you want to publish two books a year under your own name and your publisher doesn't, maybe you need a different publisher. Dean-Koontz/">Dean Koontz
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    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. Dean-Koontz/">Dean Koontz
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    In my personal life, I'm a comic novel. But then, so are we all, because we're human beings. Dean-Koontz/">Dean Koontz
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    Literary fiction, as a strict genre, is all but dead. Meanwhile, most genres flourish. Dean-Koontz/">Dean Koontz
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    My wife is my first audience. She's a tough lady, so I can't say that I ever scare her. Except, of course, when she sees me the way I look before breakfast. Dean-Koontz/">Dean Koontz
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    Never, never try to scope the market. Dean-Koontz/">Dean Koontz
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    One of the things I like enormously about Bob Weinstein is that that he's the only studio head I have ever known who will change his mind and say he was wrong. Dean-Koontz/">Dean Koontz
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    Some days I'm lucky to squeeze out a page of copy that pleases me, but I get as many as six or seven pages on a very good day; the average is probably three pages. Dean-Koontz/">Dean Koontz
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    Somebody asked me about the current choice we're being given in the presidential election. I said, Well, it's like two of the scariest movies I can imagine. Dean-Koontz/">Dean Koontz
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    Sometimes there is no darker place than our thoughts, the moonless midnight of the mind. Dean-Koontz/">Dean Koontz
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    The hands of every clock are shears, trimming us away scrap by scrap, and every time piece with a digital readout blinks us towards implosion. Dean-Koontz/">Dean Koontz
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    The only reason I would write a sequel is if I were struck by an idea that I felt to be equal to the original. Too many sequels diminish the original. Dean-Koontz/">Dean Koontz
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    There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him. Dean-Koontz/">Dean Koontz
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    Vladimir Nabokov said the two great evils of the 20th century were Marx and Freud. He was absolutely correct. Dean-Koontz/">Dean Koontz
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    We are coming out of a century that was taught that one way of looking at the world, that one form of behavior, is as valid as another. The idea of true evil has been blown away. Dean-Koontz/">Dean Koontz
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    What we do as a society is seek simple answers. Dean-Koontz/">Dean Koontz
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    When I'm working on a novel, I work 70-hour weeks. Dean-Koontz/">Dean Koontz
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    When tempest tossed, embrace chaos. Dean-Koontz/">Dean Koontz
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    Your mind always does worse things than people can show in a movie. Dean-Koontz/41.php">Dean Koontz