Turtledove Famous Quotes & Sayings

37 Turtledove Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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He'd never played in Wrigley Field - the Cubs had still been out at old West Side Grounds when he came through as a catcher for the Cardinals before the First World War. But seeing the ballpark in ruins brought the reality of this war home to him like a kick in the teeth. Sometimes big things would do that, sometimes little ones; he remembered a doughboy breaking down and sobbing like a baby when he found some French kid's dolly with its head blown off. Muldoon's eyes slid over toward Wrigley for a moment. "Gonna be a long time before the Cubs win another pennant," he said, as good an epitaph as any for the park - and the city.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: He'd never played in Wrigley Field - the Cubs had still been out at old
Somewhere near the Alamo, a bugle brayed: either that or McCulloch's men had found some reason to torture a poor, defenseless donkey.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: Somewhere near the Alamo, a bugle brayed: either that or McCulloch's men had found some
when we awoke someone had stolen the sea.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: when we awoke someone had stolen the sea.
You count snouts," Straha said. "Whichever side can persuade most snouts to join it prevails. It does not have to be clever. It does not have to be wise. It only needs to be popular.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: You count snouts," Straha said. "Whichever side can persuade most snouts to join it prevails.
I do first draft in longhand, which saves a lot of rewriting. I try to get a certain amount done each day. Don't always, but I try. Then I clean up in the rewrites.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: I do first draft in longhand, which saves a lot of rewriting. I try to
What does not corrupt a man's heart cannot corrupt his life, or do him any lasting harm.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: What does not corrupt a man's heart cannot corrupt his life, or do him any
Many things are possible. Few things are certain.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: Many things are possible. Few things are certain.
I first tried a novel when I was 14. First finished one when I was 16. First started working on stuff that had a chance of being salable in my early 20s, then didn't write much fiction at all because I was in grad school.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: I first tried a novel when I was 14. First finished one when I was
I learned by reading an awful lot and by writing a half a million words of stuff nobody would do anything with except wrap old fish.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: I learned by reading an awful lot and by writing a half a million words
When you thought of permanent oblivion, temporary oblivion was the only foxhole you had.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: When you thought of permanent oblivion, temporary oblivion was the only foxhole you had.
Do you see things in black and white, or are there shades of gray for you?"
"I hope there's gray ... Black and white make things easier, but only if you don't want to think.
Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: Do you see things in black and white, or are there shades of gray for
For some idiot reason, the idea of going into the drink with a misspelled safety device weirded Bryce out.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: For some idiot reason, the idea of going into the drink with a misspelled safety
A horsefly can't do a horse much damage, but it can drive it wild anyway.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: A horsefly can't do a horse much damage, but it can drive it wild anyway.
I'm a social caterpillar. I am not a social butterflyHarry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: I'm a social caterpillar. I am not a social butterfly
He gathered enthusiasm when he thought of the goal, and not the means by which he had accomplished it.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: He gathered enthusiasm when he thought of the goal, and not the means by which
Well, I might even get used to the idea that she had no tail.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: Well, I might even get used to the idea that she had no tail.
Plausible development, building from what we know about what really did go on, and a whacking good story ... Surrounded by Enemies delivers on both, big-time. So hold on to your hats, folks. You're in for quite a ride.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: Plausible development, building from what we know about what really did go on, and a
The difference between bad and worse is a lot bigger than the difference between good and better.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: The difference between bad and worse is a lot bigger than the difference between good
An empty belly makes a stern taskmaster.~Victor RadcliffHarry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: An empty belly makes a stern taskmaster.~Victor Radcliff
Except when Yankees are around," Moss said. "Then they'll swear up and down that they didn't know what was going on. Some prick will probably write a book that shows how they didn't really massacre their Negroes after all." "Oh, yeah? Then where'd the smokes go?" Goodman asked. "I mean, they were there before the war, and then they weren't. So what happened?" "Well, we killed a bunch of 'em when we bombed Confederate cities." Moss was a well-trained attorney; he could spin out an argument whether he believed in it or not. "Some died in the rebellion. Some went up to the USA. Some died of hunger and disease - there was a war on, you know. But a massacre? Nah. Never happened." Barry Goodman's mouth twisted. "That's disgusting. That'd gag a maggot, damned if it wouldn't." "Bet your ass," Moss said. "You think it won't happen, though? Give it twenty years - thirty at the outside." "Disgusting,Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: Except when Yankees are around," Moss said. "Then they'll swear up and down that they
Ode to the Chamber
... linger here amidst the chamber
in which we embrace our love
talk to me of sonnets
and call me turtledove ...
Muse Turtledove Sayings By Muse: Ode to the Chamber ... linger here amidst the chamberin which we embrace our lovetalk
What do you call each other? What are your pet names? Dearest? Turtledove? Thor? Herr Handsome of my heart? Lizard of my labia? Captain of my clitoris?Penny Reid Turtledove Sayings By Penny Reid: What do you call each other? What are your pet names? Dearest? Turtledove? Thor? Herr
People were as they were, not not as he wished them to be.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: People were as they were, not not as he wished them to be.
have this people in Jerusalem turned away with a contentious loathing? They have taken hold of what is false, and they are not willing to return. {8:6} I paid close attention and I listened carefully. No one is speaking what is good. There is no one who does penance for his sin, saying: 'What have I done?' They have all turned to their own course, like a horse rushing with fury into battle. {8:7} The hawk in the heavens has known her time. The turtledove, and the swallow, and the stork have kept the time ofThe Biblescript Turtledove Sayings By The Biblescript: have this people in Jerusalem turned away with a contentious loathing? They have taken hold
You can write better about a place you've seen for yourself. You don't have to have been there - I've sure written about places I've never seen - but it does help.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: You can write better about a place you've seen for yourself. You don't have to
People you don't like are pigheaded. Your friends are stubborn, or hold to their purpose.~Victor RadcliffHarry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: People you don't like are pigheaded. Your friends are stubborn, or hold to their purpose.~Victor
Flying far out to sea, and happy all alone. Meg is the turtledove,Louisa May Alcott Turtledove Sayings By Louisa May Alcott: Flying far out to sea, and happy all alone. Meg is the turtledove,
Holy Jesus God, it's the Gerps shootin' us up! the manager shouted. He hadn't known whether to say Germans or Japs, and came out with both at once.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: Holy Jesus God, it's the Gerps shootin' us up! the manager shouted. He hadn't known
That anyone would want to be famous still mystified Colin. As TV had trained him to do, he associated the word with divorces and court appearances and rehab and jail time. He knew more than he wanted about all of those except rehab, and that was the one famous people blew off anyway.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: That anyone would want to be famous still mystified Colin. As TV had trained him
A horsefly can't do a horse much real damage, but it can drive it wild anyhow.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: A horsefly can't do a horse much real damage, but it can drive it wild
You know what I mean. Is it true the folk hereabouts" - he pointed to the land ahead - "are cripples? Missing half their hindquarters?"
"The fauns? Cripples?" I laughed. "By the gods who made them, no!
Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: You know what I mean. Is it true the folk hereabouts" - he pointed to
He said, "You misunderstand. We did not kill the nuggies and the other folk hereabouts. They see us, and then they commonly die."
"Of what?" I asked.
"Of embarrassment.
Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: He said, "You misunderstand. We did not kill the nuggies and the other folk hereabouts.
The Romans, spring and earlyHarry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: The Romans, spring and early
Lokeij whistled. "Make the king's warriors vanish if
they come ... what a deceitful turtledove you are."
Aly smiled at the sky. "Oh, don't,"she replied in the
tones of a flirtatious court lady. "Stop, I insist. Your
flattery makes me blush.
Tamora Pierce Turtledove Sayings By Tamora Pierce: Lokeij whistled. "Make the king's warriors vanish ifthey come ... what a deceitful turtledove you
All the pools are going batshit like you wouldn't believe ... Batshit ... It's a technical term ... Fleidermausscheisse, okay?
Fleidermausscheisse? Kelly silently mouthed the word, and as silently clapped her hands. With a dictionary and patience, she could read scientific German. Thanks to fragments of Yiddish from her folks, she could make a better
not good, but better
stab at speaking it than most of her anglophone peers. But she knew she never would have come up with that particular terminus technicus in a million months of Sundays.
Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: All the pools are going batshit like you wouldn't believe ... Batshit ... It's a
Fiction has to be plausible. All history has to do is happen.Harry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: Fiction has to be plausible. All history has to do is happen.
If you're gonna be broke, you could pick plenty of worse places to do it than Tacoma. It's not too hot; it's not too cold. It's as green as any place could want to be. You've got the bay on one side and the mountains on the other. Mount Rainier is as big and beautiful a mountain as anybody would ever care to see. When you could see it through the haze, I mean. Even when it's not raining around there, the air's damp. No wonder it's all so green. TacomaHarry Turtledove Turtledove Sayings By Harry Turtledove: If you're gonna be broke, you could pick plenty of worse places to do it