Kevin J. Anderson Quotes

A moment of consideration often prevents a thousand apologies

Over the years I've trained myself to speak using the same language I would use if I were typing: meaning using full sentences in the way that paragraphs and scenes are arranged.

No no no - you don't argue with concepts. You have to claim Dogma and therefore leave no room for rational thought.

Wouldn't you like to have an augmented memory chip that you could plug into your head so you don't have to look everything up and remember everything?

I don't think the author should make the reader do that much work to remember who somebody is.

I always had this non-stop drive. I had to keep sending stories out and every once in awhile I'd get something accepted or get the little trickle of positive feedback.

I've had the same full-time assistant and typist for eight or nine years now. She's read everything I've written she types everything and does a good job translates it and makes comments.

If you had an alien race that looked like insects then they would build robots to look like themselves not to look like people.

Of course you don't make any noise in space because there's no air.

The great secret behind classified projects is that most of them are so utterly boring and uninteresting that James Bond wouldn't even take a second look at them.

I had a minor in Russian history and this was at the time when the big Cold War was going on.

We must think beyond ourselves

If you look at the British royal family and take away the scandals and the goofy stuff that's going on people love to have this king to look up to - the royals are like celebrities.

The real key is time management and being able to focus on what you need to on using every available minute to accomplish something that needs to be done.

ELANTRIS is a new BEN HUR for the fantasy genre with a sweeping epic storyline and closely personal characters.

Sure President Bush can say that the U.S. government won't fund stem cell research but believe me Japan is applauding. Because they will just do it first and get all the patents.

Each book will have a lot of cliffhangers because I like that.

I always turn in my books on time so you can always count on a book coming out when it's supposed to.

I mean I wasn't stupid. I knew we'd make money and sell a lot of Dune books.

Patrick Rothfuss gives us a fabulous debut standing firmly on the main stage of the fantasy genre and needing no warm-up act. Jordan and Goodkind must be looking nervously over their shoulders!

Every spare second I would write somehow. On my lunch hour too.

There will come a time of fire and night when enemies rise and empires fall when the stars themselves begin to die.

Every life has a destiny... the trick is to discover it before then end of your life. Otherwise you will have too many regrets.

There is grand romance in The Lord of the Rings. It's an important part of epic literature.

My dad is a bank president and my mom was an accountant and they didn't think that seeking the life of a freelance writer was very practical you see. Of course I was just as determined to do it.

I sold my very first novel when I was 24 or 25 years old.

Well I know that George Lucas doesn't like it at all. When I was working on The Illustrated Star Wars Universe he told me that he would be happy if every copy could be tracked down and smashed...

I think that somebody with the resources and innovation and the idea is going to come out of nowhere and come up with a successful space travel program.

I think now I'm up to something like 85 different titles that I've published.

My wife and I are involved in writing/publishing/promotion twenty-four/seven. It isn't a day job; it's life.

It was like there was a pile of kindling that was in the back of my imagination just waiting there. Once I lit it it just flared up and I kept getting ideas and ideas.

The best place to start an adventure is with a quiet perfect life . . . and someone who realizes that it canâ??t possibly be enough.

We wanted to write the first prequels as a story that anyone could pick up.

That's what people need to remember about reviewers; opinions can be all over the spectrum and you just need to find a reviewer whose tastes match your own.

One of the things that was kind of shocking for humans... was to come to terms with was the fact that hey we may not be the center of the universe.

I want to make it so that so many things happen... that you didn't expect would happen in this series that you realize that you have to read every one of them.

We each have our lives... What matters is not how long those lives last but what we do with them.