R. A. Salvatore Quotes


19 R. A. Salvatore quotes:



"Definitely they write themselves. It's an amazing experience. It's like the characters have come alive and are sitting on my shoulder talking to me, telling me their tales."
"Also, there are authors and publicists using the Internet to manipulate opinion, both positively for a work and negatively against the competition. I don't do this and can't stomach it, honestly."
"Here's the thing, for me at least: this is a huge genre now. It wasn't always so. Not so many years ago, it wasn't so. There is a tremendous diversity in fantasy today."
"I loved the world of imagination."
"I loved to read and to write, but then something happened. As I made my way through school, I kept getting handed books to read that didn't excite me and didn't even remotely connect to the realities of my life."
"I thought I would set the world on fire when I got out of college. I had done quite well in a field that was growing. Unfortunately, we got hit with a recession in 1981."
"I'm trying to make all the characters change and grow, or regress."
"In the past, TSR and now Wizards of the Coast have asked me to do game stats for my characters, and I'm never comfortable doing that. It's all relative after all."
"It got so bad that by the time I was graduated, the only reading I did was in order to get the grade and the only writing I did was in order to get the grade."
"I've always been a fighter. If you tell me I can't, I'll die trying to prove you wrong."
"Okay, I'm exaggerating, but the truth is that the Internet can be a powerful tool, both positive and negative, to a writer's career."
"Writing is an incredibly lonely job."
"I don't often know exactly what's coming next, and that makes it more fun. And you know, for me, this entire genre is all about that; it's all about having fun and getting away from the mundane world for just a little while."
"I didn't and don't go to Internet for any business purposes. The book sales for me by this point are way beyond any influence I might have, positively, or others might have, negatively."
"I'm a working-class kid from a blue-collar New England family."
"So, while I gave up the notions of publishing at that time, I never stopped editing and refining that book. A few years later, in 1987, I thought I had it ready to go out again."
"I have absolutely no interest in power gaming. I've done it a couple of times, briefly, and couldn't even stand sitting at the computer."
"I never intended to be a professional writer; as the story developed, the one thing I had in my hopes was that this would be something tangible to separate me from the nameless, numbered masses."
"Writing a book for me, I expect, is very similar to the experience of reading the book for my readers."



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