Raymond E. Feist Quotes


15 Raymond E. Feist quotes:



"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."
"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."
"I enjoyed the "people" aspect of sales, but the haggling, the rinding, the tedium... thanks, but I'll keep on writing if I'm permitted."
"I'm a huge fan of Cabernet and Bordeaux, and am passionate about Pinot Noir and Burgundies."
"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."
"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."
"Neal had a couple of good ideas and they fit nicely, so that's the way I decided to go."
"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."
"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."
"One of the key issues will be personal honour vs. the good of the many, and unforeseen consequences."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Writing is hard work; it's also the best job I've ever had."
"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."



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