Words matter. These are the best Roger Zelazny Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
When I got to college, I didn’t take writing classes, just the standard freshman composition class.
In any novel I write, I have in my mind several things which happened in the protagonist’s past which I never mention in the book.
I try to sit down at the typewriter four times a day, even if it’s only five minutes, and write three sentences.
I read poetry every day. I look at it as an exercise, a kind of T’ai Chi for writers. It teaches economy of form.
When you are about to die, a wombat is better than no company at all.
Ultimately, you’ve got to have something to say, so a writer should continue learning things throughout life. But I don’t think education makes one a writer.
Space opera was the sort of story on which I grew up. When I was younger, I read heavily in pulp magazines. They were readily available in the stores.
Robots are very tricky to design and expensive, whereas humans are cheaply manufactured. Humans can handle things with greater manual dexterity than most robots I’ve known.
I enjoy travel very much. I’ve taken the kids to Europe when there were just the two boys.
I got the idea for my novel ‘Lord of Light’ when I cut myself shaving just before I was to go on a panel at a convention. I had to go out there with this big gash in my face. I remember that I thought, ‘I wish I could change bodies.’
I do admire great essayists. I’m a particular fan of good nature writing. People like Robert Finch. I read great quantities of writing by naturalists. I’ve been studying the genre for years.
The places where I have the nameless character in ‘My Name Is Legion’ meet his boss are real places I’ve been to. That works well for tax purposes, writing into my stories the places I’ve actually visited.
I have often thought of doing a story with someone either as a human being or as a robot who, by a series of stages, changes into the other end of the spectrum. By the story’s end, he’d be either totally robotic or totally human, the opposite of what he once was. And possibly… bring him back again.
It’s hard not to be a part of your time.
I care more, and I think readers do also, for characters in a state of transformation.
I enjoy slaughtering beasts, and I think of my relatives constantly.
I always wanted to write, ever since I was a kid. I started writing at the age of 11. All I wanted to do was finish my education and have my nights free for writing.