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(That title sounds like a movie proposal that didn't quite make it, no?)

It is my policy that my user info page shouldn't be dreadfully long to scroll through, so I'm going to take to keeping three quotes at a time there, and moving old ones to this entry as I add new ones. I'll link to this page from there so that you, dear reader, can find the list any old time, and everyone will live happily ever after in the Land of Well-Organized LiveJournals...

*ahem* Anyway, the quotes:

"...fiction teaches us to be human. For me, a good fantasy story does that -- the story is not just about the action, the running around waving swords or spells or magic flutes, but about the human experience, about what happens when we love something too much, too little, or too differently..." - Cat Rambo

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." - Calvin Coolidge

"The most successful networkers don’t 'network.' It’s an odious term. The most successful networkers ignore the grasping patheticness of the term altogether. Rather, they talk. They laugh. They share the moment, and enjoy other people’s company; are generous with other people and help them celebrate their successes, rather than asking to scrape up against that success so some of it might crumble off on them. It works the same online and off." - John Scalzi

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." - Andy Warhol

"Put more of yourself on the line. When in doubt, write something more personal, dangerous and painful and full of personal energy." - Sean Stewart

"All fantasy screenplays must have a metaphor or else they inevitably run off the rails." - Todd Alcott

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greyduck
Apr. 7th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
Ooooo. I like those, especially Mr. Coolidge's.
bzdchris
Apr. 7th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
Well, I agree with the first one. The human, emotional stuff gets me. I'm not much of an SF reader or watcher, but I did catch some of the latter Star Wars movies this weekend on TNT. Didn't really get off on the light-sabers and transports zippin' around and I still find Jar-Jar Binks just inexplicable, but I did like the storyline about Anakin and Amadala. Just about broke my heart when she found out he had gone to the dark side, although her death immediately after her babies were born stretched it a bit for me. So the old man's run off with another guy? So what? She has two babies to nurse. Get over it, Chicka!! (Yeah, I do understand the destiny part of it, but still....)
simonbillenness
Apr. 8th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
I love the Calvin Coolidge quote too. My boss has it on his wall. So true.
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