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Anne McCaffrey Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Anne McCaffrey.

Mostly I'm telling people that they don't have to be victims.
- Anne McCaffrey

A good story is a good story no matter who wrote it.
- Anne McCaffrey

I'm very fond of the Talent series, and also the Crystal Singer trio.
- Anne McCaffrey

Make no judgements where you have no compassion.
- Anne McCaffrey

 

I didn't raise Todd to be a writer, but he happened to be one anyway.
- Anne McCaffrey

I'm 78, I'm on my pension in Ireland,
and all that good stuff.
- Anne McCaffrey

I have written my own screen version of Pern,
but had no buyers yet.
- Anne McCaffrey

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I would recommend the short story form,
which is a lot harder to write since you have to be so careful with words,
until there is plenty of time to doodle through a novel.
- Anne McCaffrey

I wouldn't encourage new writers to start off publishing
through electronic media...
it still isn't wide enough for the readership they
would need to get a good start.
- Anne McCaffrey

Writing has been so much a part of my life that I'm
really quite annoyed that I can't do as much as I used to.
- Anne McCaffrey

I think writers need windows on a view to remind them
that a whole world is out there,
not the minutiae with which they might be dealing on a close scale.
- Anne McCaffrey

But Ship Who Sang remains my favorite story.
I really rocked folks with that and still cannot read
it aloud myself without weeping at the end.
- Anne McCaffrey

People have freaked out when I tell them that my dragons
are scientifically based...
what else can you call a genetically engineered life form?
- Anne McCaffrey

I think the Internet, particularly the availability of information,
is great.
I do a lot of correspondence on-line and have a chat
line to talk to my fans as well.
- Anne McCaffrey

I have always used emotion as a writing tool.
That goes back to me being on the stage.
- Anne McCaffrey

I did not have a chance to write novels until my youngest
child started school fulltime.
- Anne McCaffrey

At age 77, I need the help of someone with more energy
than I can now summon to finish a book.
- Anne McCaffrey

What I used to do between writing fits was feed my kids,
ride my horse and go shopping for cat and dog food.
- Anne McCaffrey

Because we build the worlds we wouldn't mind living in.
They contain scary things, problems,
but also a sense of rightness that makes them alive
and makes us want to live there.
- Anne McCaffrey

I have my good days and my bad days,
but I don't have as much energy as I used to back when
I was young and foolish and didn't count the cost -
and it takes a lot -
to write.
- Anne McCaffrey

That's what writing is all about, after all,
making others see what you have put down on the page
and believing that it does,
or could, exist and you want to go there.
- Anne McCaffrey

I also don't have organized religion on Pern.
I figured - since there were four holy wars going on at the time of writing -
that religion was one problem Pern didn't need.
- Anne McCaffrey

I don't often reread my own books, unless I am going
into another in the series and need to refresh my mood
when originating the concept.
- Anne McCaffrey

I have a shelf of comfort books, which I read when
the world closes in on me or something untoward happens.
- Anne McCaffrey

That's such a thrill - a story I wrote at the beginning of my career,
and it's still packin' the house.
- Anne McCaffrey

I do outlines when I'm writing with someone,
but they also need to have a certain amount of freedom.
- Anne McCaffrey

But I will say that living in Ireland has changed the
cadence and fullness of speech,
since the Irish love words and use as many of them
in a sentence as possible.
- Anne McCaffrey

The thing is, emotion - if it's visibly felt by the writer -
will go through all the processes it takes to publish
a story and still hit the reader right in the gut.
But you have to really mean it.
- Anne McCaffrey

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
- Anonymous

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature.
- Helen Keller

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.
- Benjamin Spock

Most of us are prisoners of habit,
and don't even notice that we do the same things,
think the same things, want the same things each day -
mostly without conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Seeing my glass of life as mostly full
triggers an amazing cycle of transformation
Appreciation for the abundance of life incites gratitude -
which brings on that warm comfortable
feeling of joy and satisfaction with life.
Gratitude for abundance also creates increasing abundance.
Being truly grateful for the abundance that
is now in my life causes an ever greater abundance
to flow in my direction.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm half alive but I feel mostly dead.
- Jewel

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks,
mostly sits.
- Woodrow Wilson

I think complexity is mostly sort of crummy stuff that
is there because it's too expensive to change the interface.
- Jaron Lanier

I would be most content if my children grew up to be
the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly
of building enough bookshelves.
- Anna Quindlen

History is an account, mostly false,
of events,
mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers,
mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
- Ambrose Bierce

Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.
- Ambrose Bierce

Individually, we do have our crises -
mostly from unexpected directions,
but so have all people from all ages.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Rules are mostly made to be broken
and are too often for the lazy to hide behind.
- Douglas MacArthur

Our show doesn't rely on the typical whistles and bells,
and smoke and mirrors.
It relies mostly on the music.
- Juice Newton

I run upright mostly when I see daylight,
so if you watch film you'll see I don't get hit in the chest much.
- Eric Dickerson

I get younger people who watch Conan or The Daily Show,
but before that it was mostly people who knew me from public radio.
Those people are kind of old.
- Sarah Vowell

Members of the Academy are mostly urban people.
We are an urban nation.
We are not a rural nation.
It's not easy even to get a rural story made.
- Larry McMurtry

We've killed a million Iraqis since the start of the Gulf war -
mostly by blocking humanitarian aid.
- Woody Harrelson

But Contra la Puerta was done mostly in the opposite way,
starting with sounds and melodies.
- Jim Coleman

When I first started all this, it was mostly music fans that came along,
Stones fans.
But now, I'm being taken seriously.
I've got highfalutin' art collectors and everything!
- Ron Wood

The first movie was mostly about George and Julia.
This one is mostly about me and Catherine and our love
story and our whole history.
So it's a very different movie.
- Casey Affleck

And, you run also video because to fly this arm,
you're relying mostly on some external camera views
that may be coming from the arm itself or from the station.
- Philippe Perrin

And my daddy could play a harmonica and also the guitar,
so I guess I got a little bit from both of 'em,
but I think mostly from my mother's side of the family.
- Mel Tillis

I think it'll be an emotional day.
It'll be exciting for me, mostly it'll be exciting for them.
I'm not going to get to come here a lot,
so, it'll be a special day, hopefully.
- Latrell Sprewell

Of course, in later years, I'd studied acting more than ever before -
mostly with the late Stella Adler,
who was marvelous!
- but in my earlier years, I couldn't afford to do this.
- Marie Windsor

So be it.
God created profoundly fallible creatures on this earth,
and human history is mostly the story of error and accident.
- Michael Ledeen

They're mostly done before we went into the studio,
although I do like writing in the studio.
- Keith Urban

They say geniuses mostly have great mothers.
They mostly have sad fates.
- David Herbert Lawrence

With Animal Factory you'd think that because it's mostly interiors,
you could shoot it anywhere.
So we shot this in Philadelphia, and we had the cooperation of the prison system.
- Steve Buscemi

Growing up, mostly in Montreal, I was an only child of loving parents.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

Travelers are like poets.
They are mostly an angry race.
- Richard Burton

I'll agonize over sentences.
Mostly because you're trying to create specific effects with sentences,
and because there are a number of different voices in the book.
- Neil Gaiman

Everybody wants you to do good things,
but in a small town you pretty much graduate and get married.
Mostly you marry, have children and go to their football games.
- Faith Hill

What is called an acute knowledge of human nature is
mostly nothing but the observer's own weaknesses reflected back from others.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

I've got four or five records in my head at a time
that I try to work on and I would like to do a guitar trio record next -
since The Police I've mostly made records with keyboards.
- Andy Summers

I don't much care who is gay or straight or married or not.
I mostly notice if they are brave enough to confront bigotry.
- Jasmine Guy

It's mostly the financial chicanery that's going on.
People are saying 'What kind of trust can we put in this market?'
- Mike Farrell

I'm not up on today's television for children,
because it's mostly cartoons that don't seem to interest me.
- William Jackson

I'm mostly a novelist these days, but I have written
short stories in Fantasy,
Science Fiction and horror.
- Sarah Zettel

CNN International, Al-Jazeera and BBC are the same
in how they report mostly that America is wrong and bad.
- Roger Ailes

Me, my literary reputation is mostly abroad,
but I am anchored here in New York.
I can't think of any other place I'd rather die than here.
- Harold Brodkey


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