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Collection of Kevin J. Anderson quotes and sayings on writing, literature, science fiction, books, stories, garden, thinking, home, people, needs etc.

59 Best Kevin J. Anderson Quotes

Quick Facts

Kevin James Anderson is a well-known science fiction author with over 4 dozen bestsellers. He has authored spin-off novels for Star Wars, The Last Days of Krypton, StarCraft, and The X-Files. Anderson is also known for Tales of the Jedi, The X-Files titles for Topps and Enemies & Allies (first meeting of Batman and Superman). His list of accolades includes Hugo Award, Bram Stoker Award and Golden Duck Award and multiple nominations for the Nebula and Locus Award, for excellence in science fiction. Anderson was also asked to write the novelization of the hit movies The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, after he released the adventure novel Captain Nemo: The Fantastic History of a Dark Genius. We have curated some of his famous and notable quotes from his movies, interviews and book. Let us unravel some of the popular quotes from this maestro of science fiction and comic novels.

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A moment of consideration often prevents a thousand apologies

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I'm talking to you and it's basically a direct communication, whereas if I'm writing a letter to you and you read the letter, there are like 12 extra deconstruction and reconstruction steps in the communication.

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I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy, with kings, queens, dukes and court politics, but of course like what I was explaining before, about making the science make sense, you have to make the politics make sense, too.

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If you look at the British royal family and take away the scandals and the goofy stuff that's going on, people love to have this king to look up to - the royals are like celebrities.

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I did several interesting jobs, working in restaurants, I worked at a lab rat farm, feeding and watering all these rats. Then I got a full-time job as a technical writer for a large scientific research laboratory.

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I always had this non-stop drive. I had to keep sending stories out and every once in awhile I'd get something accepted or get the little trickle of positive feedback.

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If I could go back in time and tell my younger self that eventually that I'd become very successful writing Dune books after Frank Herbert's death, I would have laughed myself silly, I think, at how strange that prospect would be.

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Of course you don't make any noise in space, because there's no air.

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We each have our lives... What matters is not how long those lives last, but what we do with them.

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One of the things that was kind of shocking for humans... was to come to terms with was the fact that, hey, we may not be the center of the universe.

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There is grand romance in The Lord of the Rings. It's an important part of epic literature.

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Over the years, I've trained myself to speak using the same language I would use if I were typing: meaning using full sentences in the way that paragraphs and scenes are arranged.

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My dad is a bank president and my mom was an accountant and they didn't think that seeking the life of a freelance writer was very practical, you see. Of course, I was just as determined to do it.

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It was like there was a pile of kindling that was in the back of my imagination just waiting there. Once I lit it, it just flared up and I kept getting ideas and ideas.

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Dune is the bestselling science fiction book of all time. It's something you really need to read in your lifetime. If you're going to read The Lord of the Rings, which everyone should, then you have to read Dune, too.

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Telling your story out loud is the way human beings communicate. We don't normally think up words, translate how to spell them and then move our fingers up and down over this randomly arranged set of keys to make the same letters appear on a screen.

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I sold my very first novel when I was 24 or 25 years old.

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There will come a time of fire and night, when enemies rise and empires fall, when the stars themselves begin to die.

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When I was doing preliminary research on this case, I remembered the story about Tlazolteotl.' [Mulder] glanced at the old archaeologist. 'Am I pronouncing it correctly? It sounds like I'm swallowing a turtle.

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My total year's income from working as hard as I possibly could from writing went from like $30 one year to about $70 the next year. And it made me realize that maybe you couldn't really pay the rent that way.

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Leave it to a Jedi never to give you a straight answer.

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The great secret behind classified projects is that most of them are so utterly boring and uninteresting that James Bond wouldn't even take a second look at them.

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The best place to start an adventure is with a quiet, perfect life... And someone who realizes that it can't possibly be enough.

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Somebody hates vampires, Mr. Chambeaux, but I have no idea who or why. Haven’t they read Twilight?

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The best place to start an adventure is with a quiet, perfect life . . . and someone who realizes that it can’t possibly be enough.

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I had a minor in Russian history, and this was at the time when the big Cold War was going on.

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I am serving the purpose for which I was designed, therefore I am satisfied with my existence.

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We must think beyond ourselves

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Frohike... had a long-standing crush on Dana Scully, but basically it was all talk. Mulder suspected Frohike would turn into a jittering mass of nerves if Scully ever consented to go out with him.

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I got to spend all of my time every day at work reading and editing papers about cutting-edge technical research and getting paid for it. Then I'd go home at night and turn what I learned into science fiction stories.

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Every life has a destiny... the trick is to discover it before then end of your life. Otherwise, you will have too many regrets.

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Every spare second I would write, somehow. On my lunch hour, too.

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I think now I'm up to something like 85 different titles that I've published.

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My stories aren’t for everyone—they were never meant to be—but

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I have a feeling we're mooning a mean junkyard dog, all brave and laughing - until the dog's leash breaks

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The best place to start an adventure is with a quiet, perfect life … and someone who realizes that it can’t possibly be enough.

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I've had the same, full-time assistant and typist for eight or nine years now. She's read everything I've written, she types everything and does a good job, translates it and makes comments.

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Wouldn't you like to have an augmented memory chip that you could plug into your head so you don't have to look everything up and remember everything?

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We wanted to write the first prequels as a story that anyone could pick up.

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I mean, I wasn't stupid. I knew we'd make money and sell a lot of Dune books.

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I always turn in my books on time, so you can always count on a book coming out when it's supposed to.

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Each book will have a lot of cliffhangers, because I like that.

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I want to make it so that so many things happen... that you didn't expect would happen in this series, that you realize that you have to read every one of them.

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I don't think the author should make the reader do that much work to remember who somebody is.

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Sure, President Bush can say that the U.S. government won't fund stem cell research, but believe me, Japan is applauding. Because they will just do it first and get all the patents.

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If you had an alien race that looked like insects, then they would build robots to look like themselves, not to look like people.

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I think that somebody with the resources and innovation and the idea is going to come out of nowhere and come up with a successful space travel program.

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The people who make policy decisions should damned well know what they are talking about before they make the decisions. There is nobody who is an expert on cloning who would be afraid after seeing Attack of the Clones.

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There will come a time of fire and night, when enemies rise and empires fall, when the suns themselves begin to die.

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While death isn’t a sure thing anymore, taxes still are.

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The world was her oyster, except she didn’t care for oysters. Better yet, the world was her raspberry. She liked raspberries.

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The small room was furnished with little more than odd smells and disappointment.

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The future was glorious once. It was filled with sleek silver spaceships, lunar colonies, and galactic empires. The horizon seemed within reach; we could almost grasp the stars if we would but try.

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We have failed to see that total peace can be as deadly as total war.

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Optimism is the best fertilizer.

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Scars tell stories of who we are and what we did. A person without marks hasn’t done anything.

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We sat around on a hotel balcony with a bottle of wine and tried to figure out how you would go about blowing up a planet. That's the kind of conversations science fiction writers have when they get together. We don't talk about football or anything like that.

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In a certain sense, this guy - who is one of the most evil people in the book - he's not really that bad at running the show, because he knows what he's doing, he's smart and he's got the big picture in mind. He's like the Godfather.

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Do you want Columbus to go across the ocean, or do you want to put a message in a bottle and hope that it lands somewhere? I'd rather have actual people be there. Whether they look like Americans or like the inhabitants of some other country, depends on who has the most drive.

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