Tony Earley quotes

  • Writers do not write about a place because they belong there, but because they want to.
    -- Tony Earley

    #Writing #Want

  • I am filled suddenly with hope. I don't think I will ever die. We are looking for ghosts, but, I think, a good story will do.
    -- Tony Earley

    #Thinking #Stories #Ghost

  • How do you tell somebody how to find what they're looking for when ten years ago you came from the same place, and have yet to find it yourself?
    -- Tony Earley


  • Because of a friend, life is a little stronger, fuller, more gracious thing for the friend's existence, whether he be near or far. If the friend is close at hand, that is best; but if he is far away he still is there to think of, to wonder about, to hear from, to write to, to share life and experience with, to serve, to honor, to admire, to love.

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

  • 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.

  • The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite.

  • I can write better than anyone who can write faster,

  • We cannot have peace if we are only concerned with peace. War is not an accident. It is the logical outcome of a certain way of life. If we want to attack war, we have to attack that way of life.

  • OK, the rule is, you can [make love to] an elephant if you want to, but if you do you can't cover the circus.

  • The really clever people now want to be lawyers or journalists.

  • There are certain things I want to keep to me. I don't discuss my private life.

  • Luke, I don't want to discourage your curiosity, but I have to remind you, if something goes wrong, this is an exceptionally embarassing way to die." Mara