Facts about Dan Simmons

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Dan Simmons is a famous Author from USA, he/she is 70 years old and still alive, born April 4, 1948.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 14 quotes who is written / told by Dan.

Related authors: Leigh Hunt

Famous quotes by Dan Simmons (14)


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"As long as my sixth graders showed an average improvement of five years, the principal and district pretty much left me alone to create my own curriculum and teach whatever I wanted"
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"There's a unique bond of trust between readers and authors that I don't believe exists in any other art form; as a reader, I trust a novelist to give me his or her best effort, however flawed"
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"No one inspired me to write, but writer Harlan Ellison terrified me into getting published"
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"It started 25 years ago, when I was teaching elementary school in a small town in Missouri"
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"But it's not just a game of finding literary references"
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"Movie SF is, by definition, dumbed down - there have only been three or four SF movies in the history of film that aspire to the complexity of literary SF"
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"But I think, and hope, that the novels can be understood and enjoyed as science fiction, on their own terms"
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"As for the depiction of the Catholic church, it's not meant to be a prediction"
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"Writing, I'm convinced, should be a subversive activity - frowned on by the authorities - and not one cooed over and praised beyond common sense by some teacher"
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"The truth is, it's not a great career move to create a readership and then, in effect, abandon them"
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"I loved almost everything about being a teacher, but I was an unusual teacher"
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"It's one of the strangest attributes of this profession that when we writers get exhausted writing one thing, we relax by writing another"
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"It's odd how violence and humor so often go together, isn't it?"
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"I knew that I wanted to be a writer even before I knew exactly what being a writer entailed"


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