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Alan Dean Foster quotations about writing, freedom, chaos, revenge, mind, giving, life, character and reading

29 Alan Dean Foster Quotes That Leave A Lasting Imprint

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Famous As: Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Science fiction writer

Born On: November 18, 1946

Born In: New York City

Alan Dean Foster, who also works under the pen name James Lawson, is a famous American science fiction and fantasy writer, well-known for his ‘Humanx Commonwealth’ and ‘Spellsinger’ series. Foster is the author of more than 20 novels but specializes in novelization of film scripts. He was also the ghost writer of the original series Star Trek and Star Wars, which went on to become one of the most followed franchisees in Hollywood. In 2008, he received the prestigious Grand Masters award from the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. He is a firm believer in the fact that one should not write based on the trend of the moment but what he or she is good at. We have curated some of the most famous Alan Dean Foster’s quotes from his books and life. Here are some interesting quotes from this legendary writer. 

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The thing all writers do best is find ways to avoid writing.

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Freedom is just chaos with better lighting

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If you're crazy, there's two things you can do to make yourself feel better: One is to get yourself cured. The other is to make everyone you have to deal with crazy.

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The universe is full of dead people who lived by assumption.

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The storm hit with all the fury of a woman who’d been dieting for six months, only to discover she’d gained four pounds.

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Crendendo Vides: By Believing, One Sees

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Spontaneity is one of the joys of existence, especially if you prepare for it in advance.

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…those who have their mouths open all the time generally have their ears shut.

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Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure." (Ellen Ripley)

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That which is beautiful is magnified by being shared with others.That which is painful is often moderated by being shared. Both are logical. -Spock

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A little bit of everything you admire eventually rubs off on you.

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It is you,” Ren murmured. His words unsettled her: Not for the first time, he seemed to know more about her than she did about herself.

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Revenge is little more than an adolescent concession to personal vanity.

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Chewie, we’re home,

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When people don’t have access to facts, they invent what they’d like to believe, or what they think others would like to hear.

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She finally managed to free her fingers from his. “I know how to run without you holding my hand!

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If there was one thing a competent fighting force did not need, Hux knew, it was unforeseen outbursts of individuality.

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Oh really? You’re cold?

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Yes, there's a lot of sand here. Beebee-Ate? Okay. Hello, Beebee-Ate. My name is Rey. No, just Rey.

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Crazy thing is, it’s all real. The Jedi, the Force—it’s true. All true.

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I got a bad feeling about this.” —

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Never underestimate a droid,

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I will remove these restraints. And leave this cell, with the door open, and retire to my living quarters. I will speak of this encounter to no one.

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You always think you can make it up to somebody—later, you know.’ She took a deep breath. ‘But now I never can. I never can.

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To be angered by evil is to partake of it, stupid. - Phrases of Import and Salvation, Chapter IX, The Book of Universal Truths and Other Humorous Anecdotes

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Luke Skywalker has vanished. In his absence, the sinister FIRST ORDER has risen from the ashes of the Empire and will not rest until Skywalker, the last Jedi, has been destroyed.

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A star has died. Elsewhere in the cosmos, in an unremarkable corner of one galactic arm, a child was born. Such is the balance of existence.

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You just performed the improbable by doing the impossible.

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There was a freshness about her that the surrounding harsh landscape had failed to eliminate

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