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Walter Jon Williams Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Walter Jon Williams.

I now have to find a reason to write,
every single day.
- Walter Jon Williams

The Rift, which was well over a thousand pages of manuscript,
took two years.
- Walter Jon Williams

The mass-market paperback, for one, is too expensive.
- Walter Jon Williams

For every SF reader of that period, Robert A. Heinlein was also a touchstone.
- Walter Jon Williams

 

I want a platform that, like a book or a magazine,
I can carry into the bath or leave at the beach.
- Walter Jon Williams

Being a writer was never a choice, it was an irresistible compulsion.
- Walter Jon Williams

Science fiction readers probably have the gene for novelty,
and seem to enjoy a cascade of invention as much as
a writer enjoys providing one.
- Walter Jon Williams

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Genre labels are useful only insofar as they help you find an audience.
- Walter Jon Williams

I'm in favor of any technology that makes my work available
to the reading public at a reasonable price.
- Walter Jon Williams

Now I have to motivate myself much more than I had previously.
- Walter Jon Williams

If you can find collaborators whose strengths compliment your own,
the result can be more than the sum of its authors.
- Walter Jon Williams

Some of my ideas were shot down by Lucasfilm because
they stepped on territory that has been reserved for the movies.
I didn't have a problem with that.
- Walter Jon Williams

I was pretty much grown-up by the time I attended school in Britain -
or as grown-up as I'll ever get.
- Walter Jon Williams

I can't speak for the other authors,
but what I hoped to achieve was to illuminate certain
corners of the Lucas universe that hadn't yet been explored.
- Walter Jon Williams

The big battle at the end of DW isn't drawn from history,
but it's influenced by history, certainly.
- Walter Jon Williams

How long it takes to write a book depends on its length.
- Walter Jon Williams

I've experienced writer's block, but never for more than a few days.
- Walter Jon Williams

I went to college, though I didn't take many writing courses.
- Walter Jon Williams

It's hard to generalize, because they're all different.
When I started, I decided to take as much advantage
as I could of the freedom offered by the SF field.
- Walter Jon Williams

I'm not afraid of werewolves or vampires or haunted hotels,
I'm afraid of what real human beings to do other real human beings.
- Walter Jon Williams

When state and religion are one, religion becomes a
means for the powerful to remain in power.
- Walter Jon Williams

An SF author who reads only SF will have little new to contribute,
but someone with a broader experience will bring more to the table.
- Walter Jon Williams

I wanted to be an author for as long as I can remember.
- Walter Jon Williams

Even if you only want to write science fiction,
you should also read mysteries, poetry,
mainstream literature, history, biography,
philosophy, and science.
- Walter Jon Williams

Everything that you read is an influence on everything you write,
and you want to draw as many elements into your work as you can.
- Walter Jon Williams

Try to meet as many authors, agents,
and editors as you can.
- Walter Jon Williams

It's a tough job to tell a story when the audience
already knows the ending,
and the ending is bleak.
- Walter Jon Williams

The Internet offers an interesting combination of advertising
and community by participating in the community you
can become an advertisement for yourself.
- Walter Jon Williams

Working within the limitations of the shared world
generally made the writing easier,
because I didn't have to invent any of the characters or background,
which is usually the hardest part.
- Walter Jon Williams

I've learned that I get blocked when my subconscious
mind is telling me that I've taken the work in a wrong direction,
and that once I start listening to what my subconscious is trying to tell me,
I can work out the problem and get moving again.
- Walter Jon Williams

I found college useful for a lot of other reasons.
It exposed me to a great many influences I wouldn't
otherwise have encountered,
and gave me a lot of time with some very intelligent
people whose thoughts are still with me.
- Walter Jon Williams

That's why editors and publishers will never be obsolete:
a reader wants someone with taste and authority to
point them in the direction of the good stuff,
and to keep the awful stuff away from their door.
- Walter Jon Williams

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey PHOTO

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Today is the bridge between acceptance and faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Stop wishing and fearing the future
long enough to be fully present in TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Stay in the moment and all gifts are added
as you breathe and take inspired action.
- Joe Vitale

Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
- Anonymous

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Eskimo Proverb

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

If you want to do it,
Do It - TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

Make Today count. Today - each Today -
is the most important day of your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho

Life is now.
There was never a time when your life was not now,
nor will there ever be.
- Eckhart Tolle

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

The past has no power over the present moment.
- Eckhart Tolle

We may have all come on different ships,
but we're in the same boat now.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

Do it Now!
- Napoleon Hill

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
- Napoleon Hill

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

I live in the moment, and I live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Formula to live your dream:
1. Be bold. 2. Begin now, 3. No exceptions.
- William James

This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho

Take Action - Now.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"It's not that important,
don't worry about it" is the answer,
now what was the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau


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