John Shirley Quotes

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John Shirley Quotes

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

— John Shirley

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

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

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John Shirley Quotes: I do try to be of some use in the world
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.

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Innocence could be considered a discrete state of mind.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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John Shirley Quotes: Labels only confuse people the smarter
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.

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As far as I know Misha wrote the first cyberpunk poetry.

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John Shirley Quotes: Mishas importance and distinctiveness
Misha's importance and distinctiveness are beginning to be noticed, there's beginning to be some kind of rip-tide here that will soon become a wave of recognition for a book that the world is beginning to catch up to ... We weren't ready before. We'd better be ready now. Because it's the 21st century, any minute now, and that means that Misha's time has come. In more ways than one.

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A man must make of his life a ladder that he never ceases to climb
if you're not rising, you are slipping down the rungs, my friend.

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Bob [Sachs] is not the only client who wants a more finished look. People from out of state still see the 'Old West,' mining-camp look as new and exciting, but most don't want splinters [from unfinished wood] in their houses. The taste is more grown-up.

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