When...has a mugging case ever heard a defense attorney claim, 'Your Honor, the victim was dressed in an Armani suit and wearing a Rolex. Clearly he was begging to be assaulted.'

— Peter David

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Opposites can attract, as in magnetism. Or explode, as in matter and antimatter.


I resisted the temptation to turn around and stick out my tongue in derision at Beliquose. After all, there was no telling when or if we should meet again, and I certainly did not need him saying, 'Ah yes, Poe, the fellow whose trespasses i could have forgiven in their entirety... except for the tongue thing. Yes, for that, you must surely die.'


There are no such things as happy endings.

Never. They're totally manufactured by fiction writers who choose to end the story on a high point.


If we can't alter the tide of events, at least we can be nearby with towels to mop up.


...They are merely scars, not mortal wounds and you must use them to propel you forward.


To the brave crew and passengers of the Kobayshi Maru…sucks to be you.


What do we think of sex on television? Frankly, I think it's a pain.

For one thing, the cable box gets wedged into your back and gets real uncomfortable.


As for jokes, I don't think it's necessarily that what I write is funny.


We're all of us dying . . . from the moment we're born


Maybe science is just magic with delusions of lack of grandeur.


If by reaction you mean critical reaction, I was confident that we were putting out a quality book [ Treachery]. So I was reasonably sure that we'd get positive notices.


I knew if we could pull in the Stephen King fans, we'd have a ball game.

The point at which I finally became confident of the audience interest was when I showed up at one of the Marvel midnight openings to launch the very first issue of Dark Tower.


About Peter David

Quotes 17 sayings
Profession Writer
Birthday September 23, 1956

At conventions, one of the standard questions I get is, 'Are you writing any new novels?' To which I used to respond, in my smart-[alec] fashion, 'No, I've decided to write only old novels.'


Why (he wondered rhetorically) do people who have a position that's being attacked constantly state that they have a right to say it, as if the right itself-rather than the statement-has been challenged?


In terms of actual audience numbers, I honestly had no idea what to expect [with 'Treachery' ]. It was, after all, not a superhero title.


And to all of you, what it really comes down to is: If you're buying a book with my name on it, I feel I owe it to you to have it be the best book that I can make it.