F. Paul Wilson Quotes

Francis Paul Wilson (born May 17, 1946 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American author, primarily in the science fiction and horror genres.

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This dazzling, unput-downable debut novel proves beyond a doubt that Dan Wells has the gift. His teenage protagonist is as chilling as he is endearing. More John Wayne Cleaver, please.

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If I don't already know a song's chord progression, I'll stop writing and try to figure it out. I can occasionally listen to unstructured, amelodic ambient music, but I prefer no music. I don't need silence - I can write just about anywhere - but music is a major distraction.

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I have never written a book that I wouldn't want to read. The trouble is, I love to read horror, sf, fantasy, mysteries, hero pulps - romantic fiction, in the original, traditional meaning of that term, as opposed to mimetic fiction. But most of all, I love thrillers.

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Can a man who lies, cheats, steals, and sometimes does violence to other people be a man of honor? Kolabati looked into his eyes"He can if he lies to liars, cheats cheaters, steals from thieves, and limits his violence to those who are violent.

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Reality is what trips you up when you walk around with your eyes closed.

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Your believing or not believing in karma has no effect on its existence, nor on its consequences to you. Just as a refusal to believe in the ocean would not prevent you from drowning.

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My genre-hopping has caused problems with marketing and sales departments over the years, because they need to know where to position a book with the booksellers.

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I survived a number of garage bands during my teens and early twenties, both as drummer and guitarist. It's nigh impossible for me to listen to music without parsing it.

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I love seeing the light go on in aspiring writers' eyes when you point out ways to improve their prose or their story - when they get it.

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The acronym was derived from the title of the first book--a pamphlet, really-- in which Khyfo was expounded, a supposedly scatalogical phase that meant 'Don't Touch'...The title was Keep Your Fucking Hands Off. Mean anything to you?Not a thing.Nor to me. But it supposedly summed up their philosophy pretty well at the time.

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All men of honor are alone.

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I define a thriller as a big-stakes, multiple-viewpoint novel involving suspense, action, and mystery, in which the reader doesn't know everything but usually knows more than any single character.

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Jesus paid for our sins, so let's get our money's worth.

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If all the diplomats were kicked out, the UN could be turned into the finest bordello in the world and do just as much, if not more, for international harmony.

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War, hate, jealousy, racism - what are they but manifestations of fear?

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