Elizabeth Moon Quotes

29 Elizabeth Moon quotes:

"Having a mother who had been an aeronautical engineer convinced me that more things should be open to women."
"I had, of course, no model for that sort of woman being married, but I can make that up as I go along."
"I used to not back down from a challenge."
"My first degree came years before my second. I had wanted to be a physicist, but I flunked calculus."
"One of my degrees was a science degree in biology."
"When I was starting out, I did not do short fiction well, because I kept wanting to write books."
"As I said at the BYU conference some years back, we make aliens out of people by treating them as alien, rather than recognizing similarities."
"Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus."
"I can become very emotional about math, although I'm not that good at it."
"I love biomedical science, I love astronomy, and you can't really do much with those in a fantasy setting."
"Now my mother, interestingly enough, was not a feminist in her own mind."
"So I didn't think it was odd for women to have technological knowledge and yet be mothers, and very devoted family members and have friends."
"When I was quite young, she was working in a hardware store, so I grew up knowing about hardware."
"But in fantasy, you can make a complete break, and you can put people in a situation where they are confronted with things that they would not confront in the real world."
"I was writing fiction, but not finishing fiction."
"It may be far in the future, but there's some kind of logical way to get from where we are to where the science fiction is."
"Other people, including me, have written books with main characters who were old and rich. Or old and brilliant. Old sages, old wizards, old rich people."
"There are relatively few science fiction or fantasy books with the main character being an old person."
"There were hardly any sports for girls when I was growing up, but I loved to race the guys and climb trees and all that sort of stuff."
"When a person responds emotionally to intellectual things, or emotionally only to traditional emotional things - I find that an interesting break between myself and some other writers and fans."

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