I regarded drugs as somewhat like rattlesnakes - it's possible to pick one up without getting bit, but why bother?
I always thought my questions were wrong questions because no one else asked them. Maybe no one thought of them. Maybe darkness got there first. Maybe I am the first light touching a gulf of ignorance... Maybe my questions matter.
To the gods belong power, and to us the work of our hands.
Motivation is the power behind plot.
I've taught Sunday school, I've sung in the choir, I directed a choir. Elizabeth Moo
I used to not back down from a challenge.
It's hard to hold the focus that strongly on a single character for that long.
Most eyes have more than one color, but usually they're related. Blue eyes may have two shades of blue, or blue and gray, or blue and green, or even a fleck or two of brown. Most people don't notice that.
I had, of course, no model for that sort of woman being married, but I can make that up as I go along.
No, but a cello is the perfect string bass for an accordion. Works with it beautifully.
Other people, including me, have written books with main characters who were old and rich. Or old and brilliant. Old sages, old wizards, old rich people.
In a novel, I could submerge my ego in a characters and let his perceptions take over.
Sometimes I wonder how normal normal people are, and I wonder that most in the grocery store.
Now my mother, interestingly enough, was not a feminist in her own mind.
I was writing fiction, but not finishing fiction.
But in fantasy, you can make a complete break, and you can put people in a situation where they are confronted with things that they would not confront in the real world.
It may be far in the future, but there's some kind of logical way to get from where we are to where the science fiction is.
Even if a tamed wolf makes a good sheepdog, he will never understand how the sheep feel....You are most fortunate. For having been, as you thought, a coward, and helpless to fight - you know what that is like. You know what bitterness that feeling breeds - you know in your own heart what kind of evi
Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus. Elizabeth
Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus.
It is not wrong to be different. Sometimes it is hard, but it is not wrong.
Everything in my life that I value has been gained at the cost of not saying what I really think and saying what they want me to say.
Normal' is a dryer setting.
What it boils down to is that parenting a child with autism is a difficult job; writing about it is far easier.
One thing nobody can do better than you is be you.
I can become very emotional about math, although I'm not that good at it.
I love biomedical science, I love astronomy, and you can't really do much with those in a fantasy setting.
Having a mother who had been an aeronautical engineer convinced me that more things should be open to women.
There is simple ignorance, not knowing, and willful ignorance that refuses to know, that covers the light of knowledge with the dark blanket of bias.
A tree is alive, and thus it is always more than you can see. Roots to leaves, yes-those you can, in part, see. But it is more-it is the lichens and moss and ferns that grow on its bark, the life too small to see that lives among its roots, a community we know of, but do not think on. It is every fl