Dan Simmons

A Quote by Dan Simmons on book, poem, and completion

No book or poem is ever finished, merely abandoned.

Dan Simmons

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 203

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A Quote by Dan Simmons on writers and papetwork

I love being a writer. It's the paperwork I can't stand.

Dan Simmons

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 179

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A Quote by Dan Simmons on mystery

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Mystery. The strangeness of place so necessary to some creative spirits. A perfect mixture of the classical utopia and the pagan mystery.

Dan Simmons

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 214

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A Quote by Dan Simmons on life

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Anticlimax is, of course, the warp and way of things. Real life seldom structures a decent denouement.

Dan Simmons

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 232

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A Quote by Dan Simmons on human, experience, family, dialogue, hours, and time

She had always felt that the essence of human experience lay not primarily in the peak experiences, the wedding days and triumphs which stood out in the memory like dates circled in red on old calendars, but, rather, in the unself-conscious flow of little things--the weekend afternoon with each member of the family engaged in his or her own pursuit, their crossings and connections casual, dialogues imminently forgettable, but the sum of such hours creating a synergy which was important and eternal.

Dan Simmons

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 284

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A Quote by Dan Simmons on media

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The pack [of media] brayed and bellowed outside the house for seven weeks. Sol realized [then] what he had known and forgotten about very small communities: they were frequently annoying, always parochial, sometimes prying on a one-to-one level, but never had they subscribed to the vicious legacy of the so-called "public's right to know".

Dan Simmons

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 287

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A Quote by Dan Simmons

"Do you like being a detective?"
"When I do it well."

Dan Simmons

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 356

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A Quote by Dan Simmons on express, thought, genius, civilization, cosmos, word, idea, and human

Gass once wrote: "Language serves not only to express thought but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it." Here is the essence of mankind's creative genius: not the edifices of civilization nor the bang-flash weapons which can end it, but the words which fertilize new concepts like spermatozoa attacking an ovum. It might be argued that the Siamese twin infants of word/idea are the only contribution the human species can, will, or should make to the raveling cosmos.

Dan Simmons

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 191

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Dan Simmons on poet and reality

Poets are the mad midwives to reality. They see not what is, nor what can be, but what must become.

Dan Simmons

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 192

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A Quote by Dan Simmons on word, truth, and poet

Words are the only bullets in truth's bandolier. And poets are the snipers.

Dan Simmons

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 192

Contributed by: Chris

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