„Believe me, no one wants to finish this book more than me.“

Progress update on A Dance with Dragons via his website (2008)

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George Hendrik Breitner fénykép

„If you want to help me, and I know you do, believe in me. And do not help to criticize or break me, as some people do gladly, who are indifferent or hostile [towards me].... You must have faith in me. Believe me. And if you want to believe someone about me, believe an artist, someone like Mesdag or Blommers or Maris [one of Breitner's teachers, c. 1880], but not Kuyper and the likes of him.... and hear what they say and put more value on the talk 'finish better' and 'he is stubborn“

—  George Hendrik Breitner Dutch painter and photographer 1857 - 1923

from people who, let's be honest, actually know nothing about art. (The Hague, 1881)
version in original Dutch (citaat van Breitner's brief, in het Nederlands:) Indien U mij wilt helpen en dat weet ik, geloof dan in mij. en helpt niet mee om mij af te breken, dat lieden die of onverschillig zijn of vijandig zoo gaarne doen... ...Gij moet vertrouwen in mij hebben. mij geloven. En als Ge iemand gelooven wilt over mij. geloof dan een schilder iemand als Mesdag of Blommers of Maris, maar geen de Kuyper en consorten... ...en hoor wat ze zeggen en hecht dan nog eenige waarde aan de praatjes van: 'meer af' en: 'hij is koppig' - van lui die goed beschouwd er toch eigentlijk niets van weten. (Den Haag, 1881)
Quote from Breitner's letter to A.P. van Stolk nr. 24, 11 October 1881, (location: The RKD in The Hague); as quoted by Helewise Berger in Van Gogh and Breitner in The Hague, her Master essay in Dutch - Modern Art Faculty of Philosophy University Utrecht, February 2008]], (translation from the original Dutch, Anne Porcelijn) p. 36.
this quote dates from Breitner's period in The Hague, after his Maecenas A.P. van Stolk withdrew his financial support. In his defense, Breitner cites a number of painters from the Hague School he is in contact with and who have already built up a certain reputation.
before 1890

Frantz Fanon fénykép

„Zombies, believe me, are more terrifying than colonists.“

—  Frantz Fanon, könyv The Wretched of the Earth

Forrás: The Wretched of the Earth

Bernard of Clairvaux fénykép

„Believe me, you will find more lessons in the woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you what you cannot learn from masters.“

—  Bernard of Clairvaux French abbot, theologian 1090 - 1153

Epistola CVI, sect. 2; translation from Edward Churton The Early English Church ([1840] 1841) p. 324
Eredeti: (la) Experto crede: aliquid amplius invenies in silvis, quam in libris. Ligna et lapides docebunt te, quod a magistris audire non possis.

Walt Whitman fénykép
F. Scott Fitzgerald fénykép

„I suppose books mean more than people to me anyway“

—  F. Scott Fitzgerald, könyv Flappers and Philosophers

Forrás: Flappers and Philosophers

Russell Banks fénykép
Warren Farrell fénykép

„In more than thirty years of conducting workshops, no one has ever said to me, “Warren, I want a divorce – my partner understands me.”“

—  Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943

Forrás: Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say (2000), p. 15.

Norman Mailer fénykép

„Every one of my books had killed me a little more.“

—  Norman Mailer American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film maker, actor and political candidate 1923 - 2007

David Letterman fénykép
Jean Paul Sartre fénykép
Leon Uris fénykép

„Research to me is as important, or more important, than the writing. It is the foundation upon which the book is built.“

—  Leon Uris American novelist 1924 - 2003

Explaining how all his novels were researched; quoted in his Guardian obituary, 2003 http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2003/jun/25/guardianobituaries.books

Harry Chapin fénykép
Alan Bennett fénykép
Charles Bukowski fénykép

„this time has finished me.“

—  Charles Bukowski, könyv Love Is a Dog from Hell

Forrás: Love Is a Dog from Hell

Cecelia Ahern fénykép

„So I sat down and made a list of everything I felt I should know more about. Astrophysics, oceanography, marine biology, genetics… Then when I'd finished the list I read one book in each of these areas. When I'd finished I went back and read a second book until I'd read ten books in each area. I thought that it wouldn't turn me into a terrific, fantastic expert but I'd at least have enough material there to know if I was saying something wrong.“

—  Roger Zelazny American speculative fiction writer 1937 - 1995

Phlogiston interview (1995)
Kontextus: When I started writing my first novel,... And Call Me Conrad, they always say: "Write about what you know" and I said "Well, if I get a nice sort of combination SF and Fantasy with these resonances from Greek Mythology it might be pretty good. It would also give me a chance to start filling in my background on all those things I don't know much about but should if I want to be an SF writer."
So I sat down and made a list of everything I felt I should know more about. Astrophysics, oceanography, marine biology, genetics... Then when I'd finished the list I read one book in each of these areas. When I'd finished I went back and read a second book until I'd read ten books in each area. I thought that it wouldn't turn me into a terrific, fantastic expert but I'd at least have enough material there to know if I was saying something wrong. And I'd also know where to turn to get the information I want to make it right.
While I was doing this, to keep the words and cheques flowing I wrote books involving mythology. And once I started picking up things involving astrophysics I'd write stories that played with those sorts of things. So that's why I started out with mythology.

Nicholas Sparks fénykép
Charles Stross fénykép

„Do you want me to strangle him now, or wait till he’s finished annoying you?“

—  Charles Stross, The Laundry Files

Forrás: The Laundry Files, The Atrocity Archives (2004), Chapter 7, “Bad Moon Rising” (p. 163)

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