Peter Straub Quotes

Top 52 wise famous quotes and sayings by Peter Straub

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Peter Straub quotes: I had a connoisseur's ... appreciation of fear. I had a connoisseur's ... appreciation of fear.
Peter Straub quotes: Intellectual labor is a common technique for the avoidance of thinking. Intellectual labor is a common technique for the avoidance of thinking.
Peter Straub quotes: Adventure is a nameless joy Adventure is a nameless joy
Peter Straub quotes: In Classical Greek the word pathos was the same for both suffering and experience. Those Greeks knew a good joke when they heard one. In Classical Greek the word pathos was the same for both suffering and experience. Those Greeks knew a good joke when they heard one.
Peter Straub quotes: Her sense of humor went south about a minute after I tied her up. Her sense of humor went south about a minute after I tied her up.
Peter Straub quotes: It was incomprehensible to Ricky that anyone could find Milburn boring: if you watched it closely for seventy years, you saw the century at work. It was incomprehensible to Ricky that anyone could find Milburn boring: if you watched it closely for seventy years, you saw the century at work.
Peter Straub quotes: Facing a wall when you write really aids your concentration. Facing a wall when you write really aids your concentration.
Peter Straub quotes: Occasionally..what you have to do is go back to the beginning and see everything in a new way. Occasionally..what you have to do is go back to the beginning and see everything in a new way.
Peter Straub quotes: She tasted what she had said and found it sour enough to be accurate. She tasted what she had said and found it sour enough to be accurate.
Peter Straub quotes: It's a good thing you write fiction. If you had to describe the real world, nobody would recognize it. It's a good thing you write fiction. If you had to describe the real world, nobody would recognize it.
Peter Straub quotes: And then a prince will come along and say the magic words and three ravens will give you the magic tokens and a fish will carry you on his back And then a prince will come along and say the magic words and three ravens will give you the magic tokens and a fish will carry you on his back
Peter Straub quotes: You'll never get anything done if you walk around with an unchipped heart. You'll never get anything done if you walk around with an unchipped heart.
Peter Straub quotes: I liked the place I came from.But a lot of what I liked about it was that I had come from there. I liked the place I came from.
But a lot of what I liked about it was that I had come from there.
Peter Straub quotes: A lyrical, brave and complex novel that takes enormous risks and pulls them all off. A lyrical, brave and complex novel that takes enormous risks and pulls them all off.
Peter Straub quotes: Fear and I were old buddies, despite my best efforts to the contrary. Fear and I were old buddies, despite my best efforts to the contrary.
Peter Straub quotes: I generally wade in blind and trust to fate and instinct to see me through. I generally wade in blind and trust to fate and instinct to see me through.
Peter Straub quotes: I don't shy from writing about incredibly unpleasant, distressing things. And I get a kick out of it I confess. I like doing that. I don't shy from writing about incredibly unpleasant, distressing things. And I get a kick out of it I confess. I like doing that.
Peter Straub quotes: But you do not reject the supernatural out of hand,' Sears said. 'I don't know if I do or do not,' I said. 'Like most people. But you do not reject the supernatural out of hand,' Sears said. 'I don't know if I do or do not,' I said. 'Like most people.
Peter Straub quotes: It didn't have a real ending. It just slipped backward when other things happened. It didn't have a real ending. It just slipped backward when other things happened.
Peter Straub quotes: Close your mouth and get out of the way, because here comes Kelly Link, than whom no one is better. Close your mouth and get out of the way, because here comes Kelly Link, than whom no one is better.
Peter Straub quotes: He was having, under trying circumstances, the best time he could, which is one definition of heroism; He was having, under trying circumstances, the best time he could, which is one definition of heroism;
Peter Straub quotes: Sometimes, it seems like sighted people can hardly see anything. Sometimes, it seems like sighted people can hardly see anything.
Peter Straub quotes: However, I think I managed to reach a new level with Koko, and I will always be grateful for the experience. However, I think I managed to reach a new level with Koko, and I will always be grateful for the experience.
Peter Straub quotes: She thought it was too bad it didn't work the other way around, so you could get braver and smarter as you move up in years. But She thought it was too bad it didn't work the other way around, so you could get braver and smarter as you move up in years. But
Peter Straub quotes: Sometimes it is right to fear the dark. Sometimes it is right to fear the dark.
Peter Straub quotes: What we do here is physiologically impossible. So we must train the body to accept the impossible, and then it will become possible. What we do here is physiologically impossible. So we must train the body to accept the impossible, and then it will become possible.
Peter Straub quotes: A long time ago, when we all lived in the forest and none of us lived anywhere else, A long time ago, when we all lived in the forest and none of us lived anywhere else,
Peter Straub quotes: David," I said, "no matter what my intentions are, everything I write winds up turning into fiction, including my letters to friends. David," I said, "no matter what my intentions are, everything I write winds up turning into fiction, including my letters to friends.
Peter Straub quotes: Wolf! Right here and now! Wolf! Right here and now!
Peter Straub quotes: Wolves and those who see them are shot on sight. Wolves and those who see them are shot on sight.
Peter Straub quotes: I have been sometimes way too attracted by my own villains because in a way they seem to hold the secret to the heart of the narrative. I have been sometimes way too attracted by my own villains because in a way they seem to hold the secret to the heart of the narrative.
Peter Straub quotes: An average working day begins at 8 or 9 am, includes an hour for lunch, and ends at 5 or 6 pm. An average working day begins at 8 or 9 am, includes an hour for lunch, and ends at 5 or 6 pm.
Peter Straub quotes: If I planned everything out in advance, I'd expire of boredom. If I planned everything out in advance, I'd expire of boredom.
Peter Straub quotes: Each new book is a tremendous challenge. Each new book is a tremendous challenge.
Peter Straub quotes: Could you defeat a cloud, a dream, a poem? Could you defeat a cloud, a dream, a poem?
Peter Straub quotes: Nothing is whole, not for too damned long. The world is half night. Nothing is whole, not for too damned long. The world is half night.