Facts about Jack Vance

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Jack Vance is a famous Author from USA, he/she is still alive and was born August 28, 1916.

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He/she is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 30 quotes who is written / told by Jack.

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Famous quotes by Jack Vance (30)


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"These are just the tip of the iceberg, because I read and read and read. I read everything"
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"Then there was Clark Ashton Smith, who wrote for Weird Tales and who had a wild imagination. He wasn't a very talented writer, but his imagination was wonderful"
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"So I'll write it, and then I'll find out that I actually wrote something that is utterly useless. You can't use it in the story and it doesn't fit. So I just throw it away. I've done that countless times"
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"I got done writing Ports of Call and suddenly realized I have far too much material for the book"
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"But I've sure worked at jobs where I have been under inspection"
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"I thought that automobiles were going to have mufflers and go fast and airplanes were going to fly fast"
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"I never worked in an office in my life"
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"I don't read other science fiction. I don't read any at all"
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"As I mentioned, I was a carpenter for a time"
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"Sometimes some of these little side excursions are useful and I manage to fit them in the book somewhere"
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"I worked for half a cent a word. I'm not a fast writer to begin with, so for the first few years I had do other things"
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"I was an omnivore at reading, so that everything I ever read contributed"
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"I do read books. I suppose it's more or less the same thing, but at least I'm alone and I'm an individual. I can stop anytime I want, which I frequently do"
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"But Roy Rockwood, it was science fiction for the sake of science fiction"
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"But I'm so slow on it because I find it terribly hard writing blind on computers. The computer speaks to me, but it's just so slow, I'm so terribly slow using it"
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"I'd never been published when I was young"
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"I haven't sold to the movies. In other words, I haven't gotten any enormous checks yet"
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"I haven't been to a movie since somebody gave me free tickets to Star Wars, which I went to"
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"I was a carpenter for a time and everybody watches what you do"
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"Well, I think everything I've ever read contributes to the background from which I write"
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"Right now I'm so old that if I had a big gush of money, I don't know what I'd do with it. I don't travel anymore. I don't need anything, don't want anything. I'd give it to my son, I guess, and let him enjoy it"
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"It seems to limit you; when you're working in an office, you're a creature in a small cell under somebody's supervision and surveillance"
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"There was a writer in the '20s called Christopher Morley, who I remember a little bit of, who had some influence on me, but I couldn't tell you what it was"
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"The story was such that I couldn't make a graceful ending and then make a graceful new beginning. I could have, but I didn't want to. So, it isn't the most graceful way of writing a story. This new story is, I think, is pretty good stuff. I'm pleased with it anyway"
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"In fact, almost every job you get somebody watching you"
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"I just wrote what I felt like writing since they seemed to sell"
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"But, for instance, when I was awfully young, I read all the Oz books. They were an enormous influence on me"
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"A reader is not supposed to be aware that someone's written the story. He's supposed to be completely immersed, submerged in the environment"
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"This flattery has been rather slow in coming. I think all of sudden late in life now I'm getting some credit for what I've done. Which is gratifying, but it's kind of a little late"
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"I never made lots of money at it, but I sold enough"


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