Joe R. Lansdale Quotes


There's no one more obnoxious and self-righteous than the self-made man. And no one more admirable.

I think I have broken into the mainstream and I think that may happen in a broader way but I want to do it on my own terms not become a standard producer.

They might have been all-right people doing the best they could but I got to tell you you got a dead cat lying in your yard you ought to bury it. That's my motto.

It was the kind of talk that made me want to break off a limb and take to whacking her and that bunch of hypocrites across the back of the head.

The logic of a madman is a sane man's confusion.

I'm not poor now but unlike some of my friends who are now rich I haven't embraced conservatism and religion. I'm not opposed to religion if you keep it out of my life.

A day without the sun is like you know night

Only our memories allow that some people ever existed. That they mattered or mattered too much.

I have finally become my own genre and now that's what publishers want. I have a wonderful publisher now Mulholland very innovated very fine people working there.

Hallowed be thy name oh Lord -- and shotgun do your stuff

Don't try to skin your rabbit and keep it as a pet too.

Let me tell you if you have never seen an agitated squirrel you have seen very little nor have you heard much because the sound of an angry squirrel is not to be forgotten.