Dean Koontz Quotes

49 Dean Koontz quotes:

"There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him."
"A fanatic is a nut who has something to believe in."
"The hands of every clock are shears, trimming us away scrap by scrap, and every time piece with a digital readout blinks us towards implosion."
"When tempest tossed, embrace chaos."
"Sometimes there is no darker place than our thoughts, the moonless midnight of the mind."
"Literary fiction, as a strict genre, is all but dead. Meanwhile, most genres flourish."
"My wife is my first audience. She's a tough lady, so I can't say that I ever scare her. Except, of course, when she sees me the way I look before breakfast."
"Writing a novel is like making love, but it's also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it's like making love while having a tooth pulled."
"Although I've said a million times that I'm not a horror writer, I do like horror."
"Books were this wonderful escape for me because I could open a book and disappear into it, and that was the only way out of that house when I was a kid."
"Civilization rests on the fact that most people do the right thing most of the time."
"Each reader needs to bring his or her own mind and heart to the text."
"I believe that I was a dog in a past life. That's the only thing that would explain why I like to snack on Purina Dog Chow."
"I do give books as gifts sometimes, when people would rather have one than a new Ferrari."
"I don't find slashing and blood flying everywhere to be scary. I just find it repulsive."
"I don't write a quick draft and then revise; instead, I work slowly page by page, revising and polishing."
"I have avoided becoming stale by putting a little water on the plate, lying on the plate, and having myself refreshed in a toaster oven for 23 minutes once every month."
"I have been reading Stephen King since CARRIE and hope to read him for many years to come."
"I have to admit that when I watch a movie in which there is no moral context for the violence-I find that offensive. I think that's potentially damaging to society."
"I like to deal with EVERY aspect of our condition, and that means terror and humor in equal mix. Some books have more room for humor than others."

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