Facts about Theodore Sturgeon

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Theodore Sturgeon was a famous Writer from USA, who lived between February 26, 1918 and May 8, 1985. He/she became 67 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 37 quotes who is written / told by Theodore.

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Famous quotes by Theodore Sturgeon (37)


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"There are a lot of people who write very intensely about things they do not and cannot do"
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"Ninety percent of everything is crap"
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"You must write to the people's expertise"
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"Science fiction, outside of poetry, is the only literary field which has no limits, no parameters whatsoever"
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"My wife is beginning to instruct me on means to retrieve dreams, and bit by bit, it does seem to be working"
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"I teach writing courses and first of all, I teach my students what prosody is"
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"Writing is a communication"
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"The movers and shakers have always been obsessive nuts"
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"The first writing I did was short short stories for a newspaper syndicate for which I was paid five dollars a piece on publication"
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"In science fiction, you can also test out your own realities"
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"I feel angry that I can't be hypnotized. I'm not putting it down, and I'm not saying that it doesn't exist. I have talked to a great many people who are very good at it, but so far nobody has ever been able to hypnotize me"
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"For years, I thought I simply didn't dream. I felt left out. Everybody else had a thing I didn't have"
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"As far as hypnosis is concerned, I had a very serious problem when I was in my twenties. I encountered a man who later became the president of the American Society of Medical Hypnosis. He couldn't hypnotize me"
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"Anybody can do anything he wants to if he wants to do it badly enough"
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"Once I had all the facts in, I found I didn't have the immoral courage to pull the caper. So I wrote it as a story. As a teenager, I didn't have any skills for writing as such, so it came out in 1500 words"
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"Inner space is so much more interesting, because outer space is so empty"
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"I wrote the very first stories in science fiction which dealt with homosexuality, The World Well Lost and Affair With a Green Monkey"
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"I learned how to live on five and sometimes ten dollars a week"
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"As far as I'm concerned, I didn't dream - ever"
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"You have to study your field and you have to find out how other people do it, and you have to keep working and learning and practicing and ultimately, you would be able to do it"
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"The story of my very first sale is the fact that I dreamed up a foolproof paper to cheat an insurance company out of several hundred thousand dollars"
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"Here's the point to be made - there are no synonyms. There are no two words that mean exactly the same thing"
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"When you combine something to say with the skill to say it properly, then you've got a good writer"
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"You write a story about loneliness, and you grab them all because everybody's an expert on that one"
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"There was so much that you could do, instead of looking for things that you couldn't do"
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"I write a story as if it were a letter to someone and essentially, that's what you do"
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"I sent The World Well Lost to one editor who rejected it on sight, and then wrote a letter to every other editor in the field warning them against the story, and urging them to reject it on sight without reading it"
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"I have lived most of my life with the conviction that I don't dream, because I never could retrieve a dream"
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"Fiction is very important to me. It's what I do, it's what I do with my life"
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"Create a world in which these things do or do not exist, or in which they are extended in some way. Test reality against this fiction. The reader will recognize the world that you're talking about, even though it may be another one altogether"
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"You don't sit up in a cave and write the Great American Novel and know it is utterly superb, and then throw it page by page into the fire. You just don't do that. You send it out. You have to send it out"
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"Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn't fiction at all"
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"It should consist of short, sharply focused sentences, each of which is a whole scene in itself"
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"I've always written very tightly, and there's a good reason for that. There's no point in using words that you're not going to apply"
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"I quit my job, and went ashore to become a writer"
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"I find to my mixed astonishment that I do dream, but I didn't know it"
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"Basically, fiction is people. You can't write fiction about ideas"


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