I'm a huge fan of Cabernet and Bordeaux, and am passionate about Pinot Noir and Burgundies.— Raymond E. Feist
The most restlessness Raymond E. Feist quotes to discover and learn by heart
There is no idea so brilliant or original that a sufficiently-untalented writer can't screw it up.
The past can be a terrible weight bound to you by an unbreakable chain.
You can drag it with you, forever looking over your shoulder at what holds you back. Or you can let it go and move forward. It’s your choice.
There were two things going on: 1) I had already established in my own mind where I wanted to go with the next series, and having James around as a Grey Eminence would have complicated matters. He had had an amazing life and it was time to bid him good-bye.
Jigsaw Lady is the working title of a science fiction novel I've had in my head for darn near 15 years. I think I'll start work on it next year (in all my spare time) but I'd like to get it finished some day.
One likes to think one grows as a writer as one ages, else all you get is an "old" young writer. Beyond that is the changing landscape of the universe and the stories I choose to tell.
In the end, my reasons for moving down the timeline and introducing a new cast have more to do with keeping myself entertained, on the assumption that if I get bored, my readers are going to be even more bored.
I know you'll think this odd, but I find it strangely exhilarating not knowing what's coming next.
Neal had a couple of good ideas and they fit nicely, so that's the way I decided to go.
If I leave my computer, I'm probably not going to get back for hours.
If I take a few minutes to answer questions and go web surfing, then guilt kicks in and I get back to work.
The brave man is not the one without fear but the one who does what he must despite being afraid. To succeed, you must be willing to risk total failure; you must learn this.
Never underestimate the potential for human stupidity when wealth and power are at stake.
My dear dead mother wanted me to go into an honorable trade, like grave robbing.
Would I listen? No. Be an assassin, like your uncle Gustav, she said. Would I pay heed? No. Apprentice to the Necromancer―
But for the most part, love is a recognition, an opportunity to say, 'There is something about you I cherish.
I don't write fantasy; I write historical novels about an imaginary place.
Every person you encounter, whom you interact with, is there to teach you something. Sometimes it may be years before you realize what each had to show you.
The first love is the difficult love.
Friends can betray you, but with an old enemy, you always know where you stand.
There's always going to be comparisons, and that's unavoidable.
There are people out there who feel I hit my peak with Magician and have gone downhill since.
You can't succeed unless you're willing to risk failure
Sanity is all that stands between good and evil.
The real secret of magic is that there is no magic.
Never accept the proposition that just because a solution satisfies a problem, that it must be the only solution.
Writing is hard work; it's also the best job I've ever had.
Dolgan: ’Tis a wise thing to know what is wanted, and wiser still to know when ‘tis achieved. Rhuagh: True. And still wiser to know when it is unachievable, for then striving is folly.
The saddest part of a broken heart Isn't the ending so much as the start The tragedy starts from the very first spark Losing your mind for the sake of your heart
Altruism accrues little benefit to those lying cold in the gutter.
If you're going to risk dying, there's no sense doing it wet, cold and hungry unless absolutely necessary.
Some loves come unbidden like winds from the sea, and others grow from the seeds of friendship.
One of the key issues will be personal honour vs. the good of the many, and unforeseen consequences.
The world is much larger than I once dreamed, or perhaps my place in it is smaller than I once realized.
Don't assume the world evolved in the order in which you discovered it.
More men have been defeated by reports than all the steel of all the swords in history.
Often I'll try things that just won't happen the way I'd like them to, so hearing that they're not working saves me some wear and tear the next time around.
ATLANTA NIGHTS is sure to please the reader who enjoys this sort of thing.
Also, it's risky to try to duplicate earlier success.
Magician had a certain charm to it, mostly due to my choice of lead characters, that I would be hard put to duplicate.
You would do well to know, Marcus, that irritating a better swordsman than yourself is a good way to end up dead.
Life is problems. Living is solving problems.
You can only have one first born child.
You may love all your children deeply and with passion, but there is something unique about the first born.
Old habits are hard to forget, and old fears are habits.
The issue of the Betrayal was so central to that, I felt the need to comment upon it. My choices were to ignore the games and put them "outside" of continuity or to integrate them. I chose the latter.
A hero is someone who simply got too frightened to use his good sense and run away, then somehow lived through it all.