Jerry B. Jenkins Quotes


26 Jerry B. Jenkins quotes:



"Writers write. Dreamers talk about it."
"Good fiction must be entertaining, but what makes fiction special - and True - is that the realness of a novel allows it to carry a larger message."
"Actually SOON has more than the Left Behind series, but I really believe less is more."
"As for dialogue, I think it keeps things moving to cut to the chase."
"Books that do a tenth of what Left Behind has done are smashing successes."
"Fiction has a unique role in conveying Truth. In fact, only fiction that is Truth with a capital T is worthwhile."
"Funny, I don't feel any more powerful today than yesterday."
"Gil Thorpe is a great diversion and is to book writing as poetry is to prose."
"He just kind of talks them through, and then I get the fun part cause I get to make up the stories."
"I don't see success as the goal. Obedience is the goal."
"I love inventing worlds and characters and settings and scenarios."
"I put off writing the first Left Behind book for a year because I got invited to assist Billy Graham in his memoirs, and had we known what we were putting off for a year, we might not have put it off."
"I've written enough books with real celebrities, such as Walter Payton and Hank Aaron and Billy Graham, to know that fame looks good only to people who don't have it."
"In the prequel we're going to tell about the characters before Left Behind, and the book would end with the rapture instead of start with the rapture like the first one did."
"Ironically, in today's marketplace successful nonfiction has to be unbelievable, while successful fiction must be believable."
"My dream remains to inform and entertain through fiction in the form of novels and movies that compete in the marketplace of ideas."
"Of course, bad marriages are so pervasive that they have invaded the faith community too."
"People want to find out what happens to the characters, and want to keep reading, and turning the pages."
"SOON was the first novel where I used a rough outline. Usually I have characters and an idea and write as a process of discovery. Like working without a net."
"The theater of the mind is impossible to compete with, and I like the idea that with a few suggestions, each reader forms in his or her own mind what a character or a place looks like."



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