John Shirley - Quotes

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Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them. ---->>>

I'm cursed with empathy. I'm also by nature way too opinionated. ---->>>

I think paranoia can be instructive in the right doses. Paranoia is a skill. ---->>>

I do try to be of some use in the world. I sometimes do volunteer work with kids, and manage to help some people a little, but really making a significant difference can be hard. ---->>>

Innocence could be considered a discrete state of mind. ---->>>

I do sometimes watch 'Dr. Who' and while the stories barely make sense, if at all, the doctor is such great company I don't care. ---->>>

I'm trying to trick people into thinking about the unthinkable by using pop culture images. ---->>>

People in extreme conditions are suddenly naked, realer than normal, perhaps even more alive. ---->>>

Labels only confuse people. The smarter people recognize artists who transcend categories. But I always try to entertain. It's in my nature; writers are born to entertain. If that means working ostensibly within a genre, fine. ---->>>

I get drunk writing words. I don't drink or do drugs, but I get so carried away with writing that I get inebriated from it. ---->>>

I'm incapable of writing without social commentary. I like to think that it's integrated and not really heavy handedly didactic. ---->>>

I'm not quite pompous enough to think of myself as an educator or a man capable of definitive refutation of falsehoods. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 02-10, 1953
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Occupation: Author

John Shirley (born 10 February 1953) is an American writer, primarily of fantasy and science fiction and songwriting. He has also written one historical novel, a western, about Wyatt Earp, Wyatt in Wichita, and one non-fiction book, Gurdjieff: An Introduction to His Life and Ideas. Shirley has written novels, short stories, TV scripts and screenplays, and has published over 40 books and 8 short-story collections (wikipedia)