Iain Banks Quotes


9 Iain Banks quotes:



"I think the future stopped looking American when you think back to Blade Runner and Neuromancer, when it started to look more Japanese."
"As a writer, you get to play, you get alter time, you get to come up with the smart lines and the clever comebacks you wish you'd thought of."
"As long as a film stays unmade, the book is entirely yours, it belongs to the writer. As soon as you make it into a film, suddenly more people see it than have ever read the book."
"By the usual reckoning, the worst books make the best films."
"I just pick up my stories as I amble along, little bits of this, little bits of that. It gets easier the longer you've been at it."
"I still find it hard to understand that anyone could argue that you can't have machines that exhibit consciousness."
"I wouldn't like to be a character in one of my books!"
"I'm not a great believer in awards-of course the fact that I've never won one has nothing to do with it at all!"
"You have to have something worth saying and then the ability to say it- writing's a double skill, really."



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