Alan Dean Foster Famous Quotes & Sayings

100 Alan Dean Foster Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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It was evident from both Hux's tone and body language that he held no love for the newcomer. The feeling was mutual; neither took pains to hide his contempt. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: It was evident from both Hux's tone and body language that he held no love
I've been writing full-time since 1978. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: I've been writing full-time since 1978.
She finally managed to free her fingers from his. I know how to run without you holding my hand! Alan Dean Foster Sayings: She finally managed to free her fingers from his. I know how to run without
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 Alan Dean Foster Sayings: To be angered by evil is to partake of it, stupid. - Phrases of Import
How much research I have to do depends on the nature of the story. For fantasy, none at all. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: How much research I have to do depends on the nature of the story. For
Revenge is little more than an adolescent concession to personal vanity. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Revenge is little more than an adolescent concession to personal vanity.
Hux refused to pace, regarding it as a waste of energy. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Hux refused to pace, regarding it as a waste of energy.
The overwhelming triumph of the international multimedia conglomerate has resulted in less diversity within the field and has made it much harder for newer writers not only to break in, but to make any kind of a living while doing so. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: The overwhelming triumph of the international multimedia conglomerate has resulted in less diversity within the
There was a freshness about her that the surrounding harsh landscape had failed to eliminate Alan Dean Foster Sayings: There was a freshness about her that the surrounding harsh landscape had failed to eliminate
Keep writing. Try to do a little bit every day, even if the result looks like crap. Getting from page four to page five is more important than spending three weeks getting page four perfect. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Keep writing. Try to do a little bit every day, even if the result looks
... those who have their mouths open all the time generally have their ears shut. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: ... those who have their mouths open all the time generally have their ears shut.
For an ordinary trooper like him, ignorance was not simply an abstract value. It was in the manual. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: For an ordinary trooper like him, ignorance was not simply an abstract value. It was
I see the Jedi mission as giving up a normal life in exchange for protecting the innocent. It's a life of sacrifice. There are rewards, but also a certain degree of sterility. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: I see the Jedi mission as giving up a normal life in exchange for protecting
It is I, See-Threepio! You probably don't recognize me because of the red arm. Turning Alan Dean Foster Sayings: It is I, See-Threepio! You probably don't recognize me because of the red arm. Turning
Tekka shrugged - an old man's shrug, slow and full of meaning. I've traveled too far and seen too much to ignore the collective anguish that threatens to drown the galaxy in a flood of dark despair. Something must be done; whatever the cost, whatever the danger. Without the Jedi, there can be no balance in the Force, and all will be given over to the dark side. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Tekka shrugged - an old man's shrug, slow and full of meaning. I've traveled too
Having been gathered in stages by an immense array of coupled collectors located on the other side of the planet, a tremendously compact volume of a type of dark energy known as quintessence had been accumulated at the center of the planet. Held in place inside a roiling molten metal core by the frozen world's powerful magnetic field, Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Having been gathered in stages by an immense array of coupled collectors located on the
Unlike in simulations, reality bled Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Unlike in simulations, reality bled
A man with a gun may hunt a tiger during the day with some expectation of success. Turn out his light, put the man in the jungle at night, surround him with the unknown and all his primitive fears return. Advantage to the tiger. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: A man with a gun may hunt a tiger during the day with some expectation
She gathered her belongings and headed for the makeshift entrance that led into the belly of the half-destroyed AT-AT walker. It might be an ancient, rotting, rusting example of now useless military might, but to Rey, it was home. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: She gathered her belongings and headed for the makeshift entrance that led into the belly
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. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Luke Skywalker has vanished. In his absence, the sinister FIRST ORDER has risen from the
You smile too much, Rey. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: You smile too much, Rey.
Despite the importance of his mission, Poe found himself conflicted. Not only did he respect Lor San Tekka, he liked him. How could he leave him here? "Sir, if you don't mind, I - " The older man cut him off. "But I do mind, Poe Dameron. You spoke of your mission." Both his gaze and his tone hardened. "Now fulfill it. Compared to what is stirring in the galaxy, you and I are little more than motes of dust." Still, Poe demurred. "With all due respect, some motes are of more importance than others ... sir. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Despite the importance of his mission, Poe found himself conflicted. Not only did he respect
This is the deep-space commercial tug Nostromo, registration number one eight zero, two four six, en route to Earth with bulk cargo crude petroleum and appropriate refinery. Calling Antarctica traffic control. Do you read me? Over. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: This is the deep-space commercial tug Nostromo, registration number one eight zero, two four six,
The trooper spoke while staring nervously down the corridor. "Because it's the right thing to do." Poe shook his head, not buying it for a second. "Buddy, if we're gonna do this, we have to be honest with each other." The trooper stared at him for a long moment. "I need a pilot. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: The trooper spoke while staring nervously down the corridor. "Because it's the right thing to
A planetary shield being a fairly straightforward thing, there was hardly ever a problem with the system. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: A planetary shield being a fairly straightforward thing, there was hardly ever a problem with
Poe readied himself. "The Resistance will not be intimidated by you."
"As you wish, then. There is no 'Resistance' in this room. Only the pilot Poe Dameron. And I.
Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Poe readied himself. "The Resistance will not be intimidated by you.""As you wish, then. There
She looked up. Never underestimate a droid, Lieutenant. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: She looked up. Never underestimate a droid, Lieutenant.
The black mask, with its slittled forehead and thick, snoutlike breathing apparatus, covered the face of the man he knew as Kylo Ren. Once, he had known the face behind the mask. Once, he has known the man himself. Now, to Lor San Tekka, only the mask was left. Metal instead of a man. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: The black mask, with its slittled forehead and thick, snoutlike breathing apparatus, covered the face
For an ordinary man, yes" she had replied. "But we're not trying to find an ordinary man. We're looking for Luke Skywalker Alan Dean Foster Sayings: For an ordinary man, yes" she had replied. "But we're not trying to find an
Never underestimate a droid, Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Never underestimate a droid,
Show me, Grandfather, and I will finish what you started. Trembling Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Show me, Grandfather, and I will finish what you started. Trembling
At incredible velocity and accelerating exponentially, the concentrated volume of quintessence escaped, transforming as it did so into a state known as phantom energy and following the artificial line of egress that had been provided. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: At incredible velocity and accelerating exponentially, the concentrated volume of quintessence escaped, transforming as it
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. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: A star has died. Elsewhere in the cosmos, in an unremarkable corner of one galactic
Rule makers always draw up their precious rules and regulations in safety and comfort, not out in the field, where those same absolutes are supposed to be applied. At those times we have to rely on our own minds and feelings. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Rule makers always draw up their precious rules and regulations in safety and comfort, not
Chewie, we're home, Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Chewie, we're home,
But ... this will begin to make things right. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: But ... this will begin to make things right.
You will leave Starkiller at once and come to me with Kylo Ren. Leave immediately." He added grimly, "It appears that he may have been right about the girl. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: You will leave Starkiller at once and come to me with Kylo Ren. Leave immediately."
Much easier it was to follow orders than to think for oneself. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Much easier it was to follow orders than to think for oneself.
There was no reply. That in itself was encouraging. They trudged on, Luke stealing admiring glances at her when she wasn't looking. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: There was no reply. That in itself was encouraging. They trudged on, Luke stealing admiring
The Millennium Falcon rose. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: The Millennium Falcon rose.
In discovering that half of his biological heritage consisted of nothing more than an impersonal concoction of designer proteins, artificially leveraged by indifferent scientists to produce a zygote that when matured would, they hoped, display certain interesting mental abilities, he had felt something fundamental drain out of him. He had been nothing more than a test, an experiment, one among many. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: In discovering that half of his biological heritage consisted of nothing more than an impersonal
I try to challenge myself as much as possible, as often as possible. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: I try to challenge myself as much as possible, as often as possible.
Try to be brief, will you, Tru?" Tse-Mallory asked his companion. "If there is one among us who is guilty of persistent loquacity," came the reply smoothly, "it is not I." "Debatable" was Tse-Mallory's simple retort, as he followed September up the steps leading out of the temple. "Not without being guilty of the crime of debating!" shouted Truzenzuzex, Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Try to be brief, will you, Tru?" Tse-Mallory asked his companion. "If there is one
Luke Skywalker? I thought he was just a myth. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Luke Skywalker? I thought he was just a myth.
Han Solo," came the clipped voice of the gang leader, "you are a dead man." Not Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Han Solo," came the clipped voice of the gang leader, "you are a dead man."
His eyes were hazel, his gray hair tousled, and he wore the look of a man who had seen too much, too soon, and been forced to deal with idiots all too often. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: His eyes were hazel, his gray hair tousled, and he wore the look of a
I do not 'gallivant,'" Truzenzuzex commented primly. "I plan in haste. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: I do not 'gallivant,'" Truzenzuzex commented primly. "I plan in haste.
On the other hand, Andrea had decided last month, on the occasion of her twelfth birthday and for no discernible reason (at least, none that an adult could discern), that from then on her given name would be Fitzwinkle. And then Alan Dean Foster Sayings: On the other hand, Andrea had decided last month, on the occasion of her twelfth
He worked to pay attention, realizing that the tottering upright stinking blob was speaking. No, he corrected himself resolutely: It was a graceful, fluid biped who was addressing him. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: He worked to pay attention, realizing that the tottering upright stinking blob was speaking. No,
I'm not afraid of the dark I know. It's the dark I don't that terrifies me. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: I'm not afraid of the dark I know. It's the dark I don't that terrifies
Advances have fallen, generally, for everything except the biggest potential bestsellers. Given all the changes, both economic and technological, SF hasn't done too badly. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Advances have fallen, generally, for everything except the biggest potential bestsellers. Given all the changes,
Crendendo Vides: By Believing, One Sees Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Crendendo Vides: By Believing, One Sees
The Ileenium system? Alan Dean Foster Sayings: The Ileenium system?
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. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: I will remove these restraints. And leave this cell, with the door open, and retire
With a shock, the trooper who had arrived to render aid to his fallen comrade recognized the one whose life was now bleeding out inside his armor. They had trained together. Shared meals, stories, experiences together. Now they were sharing death together. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: With a shock, the trooper who had arrived to render aid to his fallen comrade
Captain Phasma. Remember me?" He moved his weapon slightly. "Here's my blaster, ya still wanna inspect it?" Phasma held on to her dignity. "Yes, I remember you. FN-2187." Finn shook his head curtly. "Not anymore. My name is Finn. A real name for a real person. And I'm in charge now. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Captain Phasma. Remember me?" He moved his weapon slightly. "Here's my blaster, ya still wanna
A series of moans came from the Wookiee. Then he turned - and sat down. In the copilot's seat. Rey felt herself tearing up. You're serious, aren't you? Alan Dean Foster Sayings: A series of moans came from the Wookiee. Then he turned - and sat down.
I'm not a hero. I'm not Resistance. I'm a stormtrooper. That Alan Dean Foster Sayings: I'm not a hero. I'm not Resistance. I'm a stormtrooper. That
It is the task of the First Order to remove the disorder from our own existence, so that civilization may be returned to the stability that promotes progress. A stability that existed under the Empire, was reduced to anarchy by the Rebellion, was inherited in turn by the so-called Republic, and will be restored by us. Future historians will look upon this as the time when a strong hand brought the rule of law back to civilization. Mitaka Alan Dean Foster Sayings: It is the task of the First Order to remove the disorder from our own
So much beauty among so much turmoil. In a way, we are but an infinitely smaller reflection of the same conflict. It is the task of the First Order to remove the disorder from our own existence, so that civilization may be returned to the stability that promotes progress. A stability that existed under the Empire, was reduced to anarchy by the Rebellion, was inherited in turn by the so-called Republic, and will be restored by us. Future historians will look upon this as the time when a strong hand brought the rule of law back to civilization. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: So much beauty among so much turmoil. In a way, we are but an infinitely
Compared to what is stirring in the galaxy, you and I are little more than motes of dust. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Compared to what is stirring in the galaxy, you and I are little more than
Turning the planet into what astrophysicists called a pocket nova. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Turning the planet into what astrophysicists called a pocket nova.
Just stay calm and collected and baffle them with space dust. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Just stay calm and collected and baffle them with space dust.
Today's science is yesterday's magic, friend Oak. Today's magic is tomorrow's science. All disciplines are tangent and the differences between them often nothing more substantial than semantics. Scientists or laibon who dismiss conclusions out of hand because they do not countenance the methodology utilized to reach them forfeit their title. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Today's science is yesterday's magic, friend Oak. Today's magic is tomorrow's science. All disciplines are
I write early in the morning, usually after reading portions of at least half a dozen newspapers on the web. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: I write early in the morning, usually after reading portions of at least half a
We're all nothing but unified arrangements of atoms and particles, drifting around, enjoying consciousness every now and then for a second or so before splitting up to become bits and pieces of trees and stars and french fries. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: We're all nothing but unified arrangements of atoms and particles, drifting around, enjoying consciousness every
In loquaciousness lay insanity. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: In loquaciousness lay insanity.
The Millennium Falcon." She could not keep the wonder out of her voice. "This is the ship that made the Kessel Run in fourteen parsecs." "Twelve parsecs. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: The Millennium Falcon." She could not keep the wonder out of her voice. "This is
Women always figure out the truth. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Women always figure out the truth.
Remember that the prime consideration of science is the protection and betterment of human life. I would never contravene that. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Remember that the prime consideration of science is the protection and betterment of human life.
Don't try to write to the trend of the moment. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Don't try to write to the trend of the moment.
The universe is full of dead people who lived by assumption. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: The universe is full of dead people who lived by assumption.
Long-established totalitarian governments fear any kind of free expression. A sculpture can be a manifesto, a manuscripted adventure can double as a cry for rebellion. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Long-established totalitarian governments fear any kind of free expression. A sculpture can be a manifesto,
If there was one thing a competent fighting force did not need, Hux knew, it was unforeseen outbursts of individuality. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: If there was one thing a competent fighting force did not need, Hux knew, it
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 Alan Dean Foster Sayings: That which is beautiful is magnified by being shared with others.That which is painful is
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. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: It is you, Ren murmured. His words unsettled her: Not for the first time, he
An apex is always surrounded only by emptiness Alan Dean Foster Sayings: An apex is always surrounded only by emptiness
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. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: If you're crazy, there's two things you can do to make yourself feel better: One
Niima: center of the galaxy, repository of manifold cultures, offering to its myriad inhabitants a never-ending succession of entertainment, education, and enjoyable distractions. Her Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Niima: center of the galaxy, repository of manifold cultures, offering to its myriad inhabitants a
Living gives you a better understanding of life. I would hope that my characters have become deeper and more rounded personalities. Wider travels have given me considerably greater insight into how cultural differences affect not only people, but politics and art. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Living gives you a better understanding of life. I would hope that my characters have
From the box she removed a lightsaber. Finn eyed it uncertainly, but even in the poor light, Han recognized it immediately. Luke Skywalker's lightsaber. "Where'd you get that?" Han demanded. "Long story. A good one - for later. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: From the box she removed a lightsaber. Finn eyed it uncertainly, but even in the
She was nearly twenty, with dark hair, darker eyes, and a hint of something deeper within. There was a freshness about her that the surrounding harsh landscape had failed to eliminate. Anyone glancing at her would have thought her soft: a serious error of judgment. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: She was nearly twenty, with dark hair, darker eyes, and a hint of something deeper
Stunned by his own action, Kylo Ren fell to his knees. Following through on the act ought to have made him stronger, a part of him believed. Instead, he found himself weakened. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Stunned by his own action, Kylo Ren fell to his knees. Following through on the
Yes, there's a lot of sand here. Beebee-Ate? Okay. Hello, Beebee-Ate. My name is Rey. No, just Rey. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Yes, there's a lot of sand here. Beebee-Ate? Okay. Hello, Beebee-Ate. My name is Rey.
There's certainly more new SF available than when I started writing. That means there's also more bad SF available. Whether there is also more good is a matter for future historians of the field. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: There's certainly more new SF available than when I started writing. That means there's also
Besides the mistakes that are pointed out, I love the way readers become involved with the characters. When readers start asking about character motivations instead of concentrating on the special effects, it means you're connecting with them on a personal level. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Besides the mistakes that are pointed out, I love the way readers become involved with
She needed him. And he was nowhere to be found. There was no else she could rely on. No one like her brother. No one else at all. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: She needed him. And he was nowhere to be found. There was no else she
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. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: The storm hit with all the fury of a woman who'd been dieting for six
Writing allows me the time to travel and see the world, which is what I always wanted to do. I'd really like to have been Sir Richard Francis Burton, but it's the wrong century. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Writing allows me the time to travel and see the world, which is what I
easier question to answer. "Who wouldn't be? This is New Riviera, the paradise planet, the best of Mother Earth concentrated and then spread like a fine glaze on an entire world instead of just a small part of it. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: easier question to answer. "Who wouldn't be? This is New Riviera, the paradise planet, the
I got a bad feeling about this." - Alan Dean Foster Sayings: I got a bad feeling about this." -
No, but your idea of what betters human life might differ from someone else's.' For Alan Dean Foster Sayings: No, but your idea of what betters human life might differ from someone else's.' For
One could teach knowledge. One could teach skills. One could even, she knew, teach something of the Force. But patience had to be learned alone. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: One could teach knowledge. One could teach skills. One could even, she knew, teach something
Awkwardly pressed up against him, the Princess seemed to take no notice of their proximity. In the dampness, though, her body heat was near palpable to Luke and he had to force himself to keep his attention on what he was doing. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Awkwardly pressed up against him, the Princess seemed to take no notice of their proximity.
Spontaneity is one of the joys of existence, especially if you prepare for it in advance. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Spontaneity is one of the joys of existence, especially if you prepare for it in
Dawn was written well before 9/11. People speak a lot today about the banality of evil, but not all evil is banal. Some of it is carefully structured and well-thought-out. That's where the real danger lies. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Dawn was written well before 9/11. People speak a lot today about the banality of
Those who had led the rebellion had under-estimated the deeply buried desire of far too large a proportion of the population who simply preferred to be told what to do. Much easier it was to follow orders than to think for oneself. So everyone had argued and debated and discussed. Until it was too late. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Those who had led the rebellion had under-estimated the deeply buried desire of far too
Death displays nothing if not variety in its methods, which are often surprising and sometimes amusing. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Death displays nothing if not variety in its methods, which are often surprising and sometimes
A little bit of everything you admire eventually rubs off on you. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: A little bit of everything you admire eventually rubs off on you.
Light enters through the window and opacity is vanished!" exclaimed the alien. Alan Dean Foster Sayings: Light enters through the window and opacity is vanished!" exclaimed the alien.