John Swartzwelder quotes

  • All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.

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

  • If you don't have a sensation of apprehension when you set out to find a story and a swagger when you sit down to write it, you are in the wrong business.

  • I listen to my stomach. It tells me when I am starving.

  • I came out of my mum's stomach going, 'I want to be an actor!'

  • Work is most fulfilling when you're at the comfortable, exciting edge of not quite knowing what you are doing.

  • Some days are good; some days are not so good. Some days are really exciting. Some days are just tedious. You just have to get up out of bed.

  • Actually, I jade very quickly. Once is usually enough. Either once only, or every day. If you do something once it’s exciting, and if you do it every day it’s exciting. But if you do it, say, twice or just almost every day, it’s not good any more.

  • I like gambling on stuff that you don't know anything about. That's when it's exciting.

  • I don't know what the future holds, but I know that God holds tomorrow, so it is exciting. Even when I have hard things happen, He loves me so big, so much. I come through it and I grow from it, because He has got me.