A. E. Van Vogt Quotes

Alfred Elton van Vogt (/væn vo?t/; April 26, 1912 – January 26, 2000) was a Canadian-born science fiction author regarded as one of the most popular, influential and complex practitioners of the mid-twentieth century, the genre's so-called Golden Age

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A. E. Van Vogt


It's difficult for me to feel that a solid page without the breakups of paragraphs can be interesting. I break mine up perhaps sooner than I should in terms of the usage of the English language.

A. E. Van Vogt


I don't recall having any self-awareness about the intricacy of my stories.

A. E. Van Vogt


I first read science fiction in the old British Chum annual when I was about 12 years old.

A. E. Van Vogt


Recruiting Station was a story that came as the result of many anxious awakenings during many nights.

A. E. Van Vogt


The encouragement I got from Campbell was a quick check and praise. Once the Space Beagle was launched on its mission, it seemed natural for it to breed additional thoughts.

A. E. Van Vogt


I figure that that has a ten year cycle. At the end of that ten years, I began to get worried that I would run into what is known as the writer's block, the feeling of not being able to do these things.

A. E. Van Vogt


Well, first of all, going off with dianetics was based upon a thought of mine.

A. E. Van Vogt


Chum was a British boy's weekly which, at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book; and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas presents for male children.

A. E. Van Vogt


I had casually rented an apartment that cost $75 a month because I expected my writing to pay my way.

A. E. Van Vogt


But, somewhere in there, I did have the thought that this really fits in with my thinking about what I wanted to do; with what has to be done by a writer in order to stay alive as a writer.

A. E. Van Vogt


Science fiction is a field of writing where, month after month, every printed word implies to hundreds of thousands of people: 'There is change. Look, today's fantastic story is tomorrow's fact.

A. E. Van Vogt


It came about as follows: over the years when I was involved in dianetics, I wrote the beginnings of many stories. I would get an idea, and then write the beginning, and then never touch it again.

A. E. Van Vogt


You have to remember that I was a bright but simple fellow from Canada who seldom, if ever, met another writer, and then only a so-called literary type that occasionally sold a story and meanwhile worked in an office for a living.

A. E. Van Vogt


In a sense, there's a great truth to that, but, also I was a great reader.

A. E. Van Vogt


The right to buy weapons is the right to be free.

A. E. Van Vogt