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.

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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.'

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.'

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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?

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

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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.

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