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There is more good writing and good acting in any ten minutes of Twister than in, say, all of Citizen Kane.


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I listen to music constantly while writing.
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But in the meantime I became accustomed to the writing life and it would be hard to change now - par...
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God, our genes, our environment, or some stupid programmer keying in code at an ancient terminal - t...
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Working is hard and distracts from having fun.
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I don't believe that there are aliens. I believe there are really different people.
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Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.
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Personal affection is a luxury you can have only after all your enemies are eliminated. Until then, ...
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Human beings may be miserable specimens, in the main, but we can learn, and, through learning, becom...
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Fiction, because it is not about somebody who actually lived in the real world, always has the possi...
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I also remembered that you were beautiful."
"Memory does play tricks on us."
"No. Your fac...
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I don't care if I pass your test, I don't care if I follow your rules. If you can cheat, so can I. I...
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The story is one that you and I will construct together in your memory. If the story means anything ...
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The story itself, the true story, is the one that the audience members create in their minds, guided...
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We have to go. I'm almost happy here.
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Ethan Wyeth: I hope you're thirsty."
Gideon Wyeth:"Why?"
Ethan: "Cause your dumb and ugly,...
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You know how writers are... they create themselves as they create their work. Or perhaps they create...
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Soldiers can sometimes make decisions that are smarter than the orders they've been given.
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Our great civilizations are nothing more than social machines to create the ideal female setting, wh...
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Happiness can depend as easily on useless things as on useful ones.
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Hive Queen: They never know anything. They don't have enough years in their little lives to come to ...
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It was not right, thought Han Fei-tzu, for his wife to die before him: her ancestor-of-the-heart had...
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Others find humanity by looking in their own hearts. Only lost souls need to search for it outside t...
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Quing-Jao: I am a slave to the gods, and I rejoice in it.
Jane: A slave who rejoices is a slave...
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It's the most charming thing about humans. You are all so sure that the lesser animals are bleeding ...
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I realized that everything important in sci-fi showed up in the magazines first. It's the proving gr...
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Eko brushed a tear from her eye, and Immo jeered at her, but father held up a hand. "Never mock a te...
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In order to learn, one must change one's mind
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Most people I know are trying very hard to be good people ... that's how we define virtue,
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It's the middle class that feels the luxury of being able to have causes.
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I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration.
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For he loved her, as you can only love someone who is an echo of yourself at your time of deepest so...
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The enemy's gate is down.
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"Dread is the first and strongest of the...kinds of fear. It is that tension, that waiting that come...
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Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man stupid and blind in the eyes
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[That wall] might be breached sometime in the future, but for now the only real conversation between...
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Anything can become a children's book if you give it to a child...Children are actually the best (an...
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Music isn't just a pleasure, a transient satisfaction. It's a need, a deep hunger; and when the musi...
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Parents always make their worst mistakes with their oldest children. That's when parents know the le...
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I want to be the kind of boy you are, thought Bean. But I don’t want to go through what you’ve b...
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I don't freeze up because it isn't my battle. I'm helping. I'm watching. But I'm free. Because it's ...
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He would always speak the language of the heart with an awkward foreign accent.
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The highest beings of all are the ones who are willing to pay any personal cost for the good of thos...
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Ender leaned his head against the wall of the corridor and cried until the bus came. I am just like ...
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When you walk on the face of a world, then forgiveness comes.
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Aw, Poke, you poor, kind, decent, stupid girl. You saved me and I let you down.
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