The problem with the gene pool is that there's no lifeguard.

— David Gerrold

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I have memories - but only a fool stores his past in the future.

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Of course life is bizarre, the more bizarre it gets, the more interesting it is.

The only way to approach it is to make yourself some popcorn and enjoy the show.

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Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful it happens in that order.

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I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools.

Let's start with typewriters.

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To say that a writer's hold on reality is tenuous is an understatement-it's like saying the Titanic had a rough crossing. Writer's build their own realities, move into them and occasionally send letters home. The only difference between a writer and a crazy person is that a writer gets paid for it.

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In the 20th century, we had a century where at the beginning of the century, most of the world was agricultural and industry was very primitive. At the end of that century, we had men in orbit, we had been to the moon, we had people with cell phones and colour televisions and the Internet and amazing medical technology of all kinds.

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Who are we? And to me that's the essential question that's always been in science fiction. A lot of science fiction stories are - at their very best - evocations of that question. When we look up at the night sky and wonder, "Is there anyone else out there?" we're also asking who we are we in relation to them.

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The single most important lesson of effective communication is this: Focus on clarity. Concentrate on precisions. Don’t worry about constructing beautiful sentences. Beauty comes from meaning, not language. Accuracy is the most effective style of all.

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Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations.

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True genius can be identified by the fact that its expression changes the world into something it has never been before.

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You will find it easiest to ride the avalanche in the direction it already travels.

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I had always been fascinated by the whole idea that Australia was this different ecology and that when rabbits and prickly pears and other things from Europe were introduced into Australia, they ran amok.

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About David Gerrold

Quotes 43 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Writer
Birthday October 16

Study what you love, and youll never have to work a day in your life. Itll be one great adventure.

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You cannot avoid mortality. But you can choose your way of meeting it. And that is the most that any man can hope for.

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Most people say they want justice, but they don't really want justice.

They want revenge. They want to see the pain spread around equally.

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Morality—like velocity—is relative.

The determination of it depends on what the objects around you are doing. All one can do is measure one's position in relation to them; never can one measure one's velocity or morality in terms of absolutes.

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The secret of the universe is this: The universe doesn't care. That part of the job is yours.

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Life has a peculiar habit -- once established, it stays. Sometimes it even thrives.

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Only people who haven't lived through a war advocate it so eagerly.

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I think I exist, therefore I exist. I think.

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It's almost always dangerous to be right too soon.

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Life is full of little surprises. Time travel is full of big ones.

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I have a very simple philosophy of life: Kindness.

Ferocious, unrelenting, ruthless, committed, passionate, kindness. Life is sacred everywhere. We all have better things to do than beat each other up. Arguing for the exception is to invest it with energy, it's to negotiate the loophole. The commitment to kindness must be total.

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The fifties are a peaceful time, a quiet sleeping time between two noisy bursts of years, a blue and white time filled with sweet yellow days, music and bright smelling memories.

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You can tell a lot about a civilization by the quality of the people found in its jails.

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The computer has evolved into a partner, a tool, and an environment--not just in science fiction, but in the public consciousness as well. Computers are no longer malevolent iron brains that manufacture tyrannical and oppressive answers; they are not a way to think, they are a place from which to think. The computer is an environment in which answers can be sought, created, manipulated and developed.

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Star Trek' is the McDonald's of science fiction;

it's fast food storytelling. Every problem is like every other problem. They all get solved in an hour. Nobody ever gets hurt, and nobody needs to care. You give up an hour of your time, and you don't really have to get involved. It's all plastic.

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If you're passing the buck, don't ask for change.

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I've always felt that anyone who wants to talk about my private life is only demonstrating the paucity of his/her imagination when there are so many more important and exciting things to discuss.

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The jingling of a fat purse always commands the world.

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Theres two tiers of science fiction: the McDonalds sci-fi like Star Trek, where they have an adventure and solve it before the last commercial, and there are books that once youve read, you never look at the world the same way again.

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The human race never solves any of its problems, it only outlives them.

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A work of art is an act of love. Critics are crab lice.

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The most useless job in the world is that of the critic.

That is a prejudiced statement. I admit it. I'm prejudiced. I hate critics. ... And now, as the saying goes (yesterday, I couldn't even spell critik), and now I are one.

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Tomorrow is going to be different than yesterday, it's going to be a lot different.

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Contentment is the continuing act of accepting the process of your own life.

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We have this sacred cow in our society that what the majority of people want is right—but is it? Our populace can't really be informed, not the majority of them—most people vote the way they have been manipulated and by the way they have responded to that manipulation—they are working out their own patterns of wishful thinking on the social environment in which they live.

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The avalanche of time sweeps everything before it.

Every individual instant hurtles into oblivion, drowning out the obliteration of the instant immediately preceding it, and then it too disappears under the onslaught of the next and the next and the next. When the avalanche has shuddered past for a long enough time, the perception of the past evolves. Distant events grow beyond mere history and take on the weight of legend.

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Imagine yourself in the scene. See what there is to be seen. Listen to the sounds. Touch the world. Smell the air. Taste it. Use all of your senses. Then evoke those experiences for the reader. If you give the audience the flavor, they'll flesh out the moment in their own imaginations.

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Incompetency fed on itself.

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Adolescence is that time in your life when you discover your ability to be depressed.

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Death comes black and hard, rushing down on me from the future, with no possible chance of escape.

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