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Piers Anthony Quotes

Piers Anthony Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Piers Anthony
Type:
Writer
Nationality:
English
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  • 1
    All things make sense; you just have to fathom how they make sense. Piers_AnthonyPiers Anthony
  • 2
    At the time I wrote Xone I had never been on the Internet. Piers_AnthonyPiers Anthony
  • 3
    Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker series also shows the potential of lighter fantastic fiction. I read the first, and listened to a tape of a later one, and it's fun. Piers_AnthonyPiers Anthony
  • 4
    I do one Xanth novel a year, because at the moment that is all that publishers will accept; they don't want any other type of fiction from me, so Xanth pays my way. Piers_AnthonyPiers Anthony
  • 5
    I don't want ever to be guilty of what my critics claim: doing formula without original elements. Piers_AnthonyPiers Anthony
  • 6
    I hope to read a Harry Potter novel soon, to see what it's all about. I admit to being annoyed that many good light fantasy writers have had trouble getting published, in England and elsewhere, when it is obvious the readers were waiting for us all along. Piers_AnthonyPiers Anthony
  • 7
    I never do a full outline, and if I did, I would not feel bound to it, because the view from inside a scene can be different from the view outside it. But neither do I just start writing and see what happens; I am far more disciplined than that. Piers_AnthonyPiers Anthony
  • 8
    I turned my home state of Florida into the Land of Xanth. Piers_AnthonyPiers Anthony
  • 9
    I wish my readers took less of my time - about a third of my working time goes to them - but I love and need them all. Piers_AnthonyPiers Anthony
  • 10
    In fact, I believe that we need better sex education in our own culture, here in America, so that young folk learn about things like venereal disease before they encounter it. Piers_AnthonyPiers Anthony
  • 11
    Keep writing, because not only does practice improve skill, it gives you more chances to score on the market. I did that for eight years before making my first sale. Piers_AnthonyPiers Anthony
  • 12
    Much of what is published is actually science fantasy, seeming possible but actually impossible, such as faster than light space travel. Piers_AnthonyPiers Anthony
  • 13
    No novel is a clone of any preceding one, though with a background cast of characters and things that has grown to thousands, there are many familiar aspects. Piers_AnthonyPiers Anthony
  • 14
    Normally I work out a general summary of what I mean to do, then start writing, and the details can be different from my anticipation. So there is considerable flow, but always within channels. Piers_AnthonyPiers Anthony
  • 15
    Princess Rose should indeed be a TV movie, assuming something doesn't go wrong. I don't know how good a movie it will be, because the way movie folk think is different from the way writers think, and I distrust what isn't done my way. This is what I call a healthy paranoia. Piers_AnthonyPiers Anthony
  • 16
    What I like least is dealing with publishers who simply don't want collaborations regardless of their merit. Piers_AnthonyPiers Anthony
  • 17
    When I started writing this, I found that I simply couldn't take fantasy seriously, so it became humorous, and continued from there. Piers_AnthonyPiers Anthony
  • 18
    When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamour. Piers_AnthonyPiers Anthony