Anne McCaffrey Quotes


29 Anne McCaffrey quotes:



"I don't keep up with developments, but I do find an expert in any field in which I must explain myself and the science involved."
"At age 77, I need the help of someone with more energy than I can now summon to finish a book."
"I do outlines when I'm writing with someone, but they also need to have a certain amount of freedom."
"Mostly I'm telling people that they don't have to be victims."
"But I will say that living in Ireland has changed the cadence and fullness of speech, since the Irish love words and use as many of them in a sentence as possible."
"I didn't raise Todd to be a writer, but he happened to be one anyway."
"I'm 78, I'm on my pension in Ireland, and all that good stuff."
"I'm very fond of the Talent series, and also the Crystal Singer trio."
"Make no judgements where you have no compassion."
"What I used to do between writing fits was feed my kids, ride my horse and go shopping for cat and dog food."
"I think the Internet, particularly the availability of information, is great. I do a lot of correspondence on-line and have a chat line to talk to my fans as well."
"People have freaked out when I tell them that my dragons are scientifically based... what else can you call a genetically engineered life form?"
"That's such a thrill - a story I wrote at the beginning of my career, and it's still packin' the house."
"Because we build the worlds we wouldn't mind living in. They contain scary things, problems, but also a sense of rightness that makes them alive and makes us want to live there."
"The thing is, emotion - if it's visibly felt by the writer - will go through all the processes it takes to publish a story and still hit the reader right in the gut. But you have to really mean it."
"I did not have a chance to write novels until my youngest child started school fulltime."
"I have my good days and my bad days, but I don't have as much energy as I used to back when I was young and foolish and didn't count the cost - and it takes a lot - to write."
"I have written my own screen version of Pern, but had no buyers yet."
"But Ship Who Sang remains my favorite story. I really rocked folks with that and still cannot read it aloud myself without weeping at the end."
"I don't often reread my own books, unless I am going into another in the series and need to refresh my mood when originating the concept."



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