James Rollins quotes

  • Books are keys that open many doors -- James Rollins
    -- James Rollins

    #Book #Keys #Doors

  • Often-times it's madness, not genius that moves the world forward. Who else but the mad would reach so far, stretching for the impossible and, in so doing, prove the impossible possible!
    -- James Rollins

    #Moving #Mad #World

  • I think the worst and most insidious procrastination for me is research. I will be looking for some bit of fact or figure to include in the novel, and before I know, I've wasted an entire morning delving into that subject matter without a word written.
    -- James Rollins

    #Morning #Procrastination #Thinking

  • Andy Harp's RETRIBUTION is a stunner:  a blow to the gut and shot of adrenaline.  Here is a novel written with authentic authority and bears shocking relevance to the dangers of today.  It reminds me of Tom Clancy at his finest. Put this novel on your must-read list-anything by Harp is now on mine.
    -- James Rollins

    #Blow #Today #Lists

  • Growing up with three brothers and three sisters, I was the storyteller of the family... what my mother called 'The Liar.'
    -- James Rollins

    #Mother #Brother #Growing Up

  • I subscribe to National Geographic, Scientific American, Discover, and a slew of other magazines. And it is while reading articles for pleasure and interest that an interesting What if? will pop into my head.
    -- James Rollins

    #Reading #Interesting #What If

  • When someone is always looking over their shoulder, they're more likely to trip.
    -- James Rollins

    #Shoulders

  • For some reason, some of my best solutions and ideas are triggered in those dark theaters, usually totally unrelated to what's going on onscreen. I also enjoy hiking in the foothills and mountains close to Sacramento. I always have to bring a pen and paper to jot down sudden thoughts and ideas. So inspiration arises from countless sources.
    -- James Rollins

    #Inspiration #Dark #Ideas

  • Generally, if you preface an interview request with, 'I'm an author writing a book,' for some reason, that seems to open a lot of doors.
    -- James Rollins

    #Book #Writing #Doors

  • I wrote for years before I was ever published, and I don't think I could ever stop. That said, I was also a veterinarian before I sold my first book, and I still volunteer my time to help with animal welfare causes. So that is a career I would be happy to return to - while still secretly writing strange stories back in my doctor's office.
    -- James Rollins

    #Book #Writing #Animal

  • I'm pretty disciplined to keep the momentum of a story going by writing everyday, even if it's only a couple paragraphs or a page or two.
    -- James Rollins

    #Couple #Writing #Two

  • I've mis-signed many a book Rollins or Clemens. My readers quickly become aware. Booksellers will often promote me under both names, and I do plug both at signings. Generally, the fantasy reader has no problem going into the suspense genre. It's harder for the typical suspense reader to go the other direction.
    -- James Rollins

    #Book #Names #Typical

  • With two books a year, I don't have time for writer's block.
    -- James Rollins

    #Block #Book #Years

  • I don't actually have a one wellspring of inspiration. Though I'm most often inspired while reading - both fiction and nonfiction.
    -- James Rollins

    #Inspiration #Reading #Fiction

  • The hope for our nation and our world lies within our ability to innovate and move forward technologically.
    -- James Rollins

    #Lying #Moving #Our World

  • A stunner…reminds me of Tom Clancy at his finest.
    -- James Rollins

    #Finest

  • Throughout history, knowledge rises and falls, ebbs and flows. What once was known is forgotten again, lost in time, sometimes for centuries, only to be rediscovered ages later.
    -- James Rollins

    #Fall #Ebb And Flow #Age

  • The turning point was when I hit my 30th birthday. I thought, if really want to write, it's time to start. I picked up the book How to Write a Novel in 90 Days. The author said to just write three pages a day, and I figured, I can do this. I never got past Page 3 of that book.
    -- James Rollins

    #Birthday #Book #Writing

  • Whenever I start a novel, I'm always looking for two things: a bit of science that makes me go 'what if?' and a piece of history that ends in a question mark.
    -- James Rollins

    #Ifs And #Two #What If

  • They wanted them to look like the Gods. God doesn't look like this.
    -- James Rollins

    #Looks #Wanted

  • It ain't always rocket science, sometimes a door is just a door.
    -- James Rollins

    #Doors #Rockets #Sometimes

  • The truth is often one's best shield.
    -- James Rollins

    #Shields #Truth Is

  • Wringin' your hands only stops you from rollin' up your sleeves.
    -- James Rollins

    #Hands #Sleeves

  • Gray imagined Kat scolding her husband in an operatic duet that has been going on between husbands and wives for ages, that eternal mix of exasperation and love." -- James Rollins
    -- James Rollins

    #Husband #Wife #Age

  • Always respect Mother Nature. Especially when she weighs 400 pounds and is guarding her baby.
    -- James Rollins

    #Mother #Baby #Guarding

  • Guns, grendels, or nuclear bombs; take your pick.
    -- James Rollins

    #Gun #Nuclear #Bombs

  • it sucks to get old...but there's always beer
    -- James Rollins

    #Beer

  • The strong were always eating the weak.
    -- James Rollins

    #Strong #Eating #Weak

  • Biblical references about knowledge and good and evil often get tangled up.
    -- James Rollins

    #Biblical #Evil #Tangled

  • I do have an office where about 70 percent of my writing gets done, but sometimes it does get a bit stir-crazy to be cooped up in there, so I'll grab my laptop and write somewhere else: another room in the house, out on the patio, or even Heaven-forbid, a trip to Starbucks. But I also write on the road.
    -- James Rollins

    #Crazy #Writing #Office

  • Fiction writing was in my blood from a very young age, but I never considered writing as a real career. I thought you had to have some literary pedigree to be a successful author, the son of Hemingway or Fitzgerald.
    -- James Rollins

    #Real #Writing #Son