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."
"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."
"If I drive myself to the brink of my ability, then I don't get stale or bored."
"Never, never try to scope the market."
"Readers will stay with an author, no matter what the variations in style and genre, as long as they get that sense of story, of character, of empathetic involvement."
"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."
"If you have to pay the bills, and you write something you're not proud of, use a pen-name for that."
"Your mind always does worse things than people can show in a movie."
"Although I've said a million times that I'm not a horror writer, I do like horror."
"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 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."
"If you want to publish two books a year under your own name and your publisher doesn't, maybe you need a different publisher."
"Some days I'm lucky to squeeze out a page of copy that pleases me, but I get as many as six or seven pages on a very good day; the average is probably three pages."
"When tempest tossed, embrace chaos"
Author: Koontz Quotes Category: Chaos Quotes
"Perhaps extreme danger strips us of all pretenses, all ambitions, all confusions, focusing us more intensely than we are otherwise ever focused, so that we remember what we otherwise spend most of our lives forgetting: that our nature and purpose is, more than anything else, to love and to make love, to take joy from the beauty of the world, to live with an awareness that the future is not as real a place for any of us as are the present and the past."
"Literary fiction, as a strict genre, is all but dead. Meanwhile, most genres flourish."
"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."



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