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17 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Elizabeth Moon For The Sci-Fi Geeks

Famous As: Officer, Novelist, Writer, Science fiction writer
Born On: March 7, 1945
Born In: McAllen, Texas, United States
Age: 77 Years
Elizabeth Moon is a famous writer in science fiction and fantasy genre. She was inclined towards writing from an early age but considered it to be a sideline. She completed her bachelor’s degree and joined the ‘United States Marine Corps’ as a computer specialist. She took up writing as a profession in her mid-thirties as a columnist for a weekly newspaper. She further went on to write on science fiction for a magazine called ‘Analog’. This was appreciated by the masses and this encouraged her to publish her debut novel titled ‘The Sheepfarmer's Daughter’ which turned to be successful and she was honored with the ‘Compton Crook Award’ for the same. This was followed by ‘Paksennarrion Series’ which is considered to be one of her most notable works. She further wrote many novels on military science fiction including her ‘Nebula Award-winning’ novel titled ‘The Speed of Dark’. Apart from these awards, she has also been nominated for various other renowned awards including ‘Hugo Award for Best Novel’. Here is a collection of sayings and quotes by her which have been extracted from her writings, books, work and thoughts. Read on the compilation of quotes and thoughts by sci-fi writer Elizabeth Moon.
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Sometimes I wonder how normal normal people are, and I wonder that most in the grocery store.

Sometimes I wonder how normal normal people are, and I wonder that most in the grocery store.

Elizabeth Moon
I like it that order exists somewhere even if it shatters near me.

I like it that order exists somewhere even if it shatters near me.

Elizabeth Moon
Everything in my life that I value has been gained at the cost of not saying what I really think and saying what they want me to say.

Everything in my life that I value has been gained at the cost of not saying what I really think and saying what they want me to say.

Elizabeth Moon
No matter what I do, no matter how predictable I try to make my life, it will not be any more predictable than the rest of the world. Which is chaotic.

No matter what I do, no matter how predictable I try to make my life, it will not be any more predictable than the rest of the world. Which is chaotic.

Elizabeth Moon
This individual does not know where initiative ends and rocket-propelled idiocy begins.

This individual does not know where initiative ends and rocket-propelled idiocy begins.

Elizabeth Moon
Having to struggle gave me the chance to demonstrate strength of character. 
The Speed of Dark

Having to struggle gave me the chance to demonstrate strength of character. The Speed of Dark

Elizabeth Moon
To the gods belong power, and to us the work of our hands.

To the gods belong power, and to us the work of our hands.

Elizabeth Moon
It's possible to like bad people, but liking them doesn't make them good.

It's possible to like bad people, but liking them doesn't make them good.

Elizabeth Moon
But what about the horses? Have they always had horses here?

But what about the horses? Have they always had horses here?" "Probably. Colonial words usually have horses; they're cheap local transportation,self-replicating.

Elizabeth Moon
Intelligent men think up ways to get themselves in tangles a stupid man would never imagine.

Intelligent men think up ways to get themselves in tangles a stupid man would never imagine.

Elizabeth Moon
I like swordwork. It's like riding, that way - it forces concentration, and thus opens up the world.

I like swordwork. It's like riding, that way - it forces concentration, and thus opens up the world.

Elizabeth Moon
My advice is, the next time you see someone you think you need to rescue, walk quickly away on the far side of the street.

My advice is, the next time you see someone you think you need to rescue, walk quickly away on the far side of the street.

Elizabeth Moon
Motivation is the power behind plot.

Motivation is the power behind plot.

Elizabeth Moon
...it forces concentration, and thus opens up the world.

...it forces concentration, and thus opens up the world.

Elizabeth Moon
Nobody but the residents would call this sector the Hub Worlds, unless they thought the rest of the wheel had fallen off.

Nobody but the residents would call this sector the Hub Worlds, unless they thought the rest of the wheel had fallen off.

Elizabeth Moon
Tired is a feeling, but duty is a fact,

Tired is a feeling, but duty is a fact,

Elizabeth Moon