Words matter. These are the best Jack Vance Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Right now I’m so old that if I had a big gush of money, I don’t know what I’d do with it. I don’t travel anymore. I don’t need anything, don’t want anything. I’d give it to my son, I guess, and let him enjoy it.
Sometimes some of these little side excursions are useful and I manage to fit them in the book somewhere.
I was an omnivore at reading, so that everything I ever read contributed.
It seems to limit you; when you’re working in an office, you’re a creature in a small cell under somebody’s supervision and surveillance.
But, for instance, when I was awfully young, I read all the Oz books. They were an enormous influence on me.
I haven’t been to a movie since somebody gave me free tickets to Star Wars, which I went to.
This flattery has been rather slow in coming. I think all of sudden late in life now I’m getting some credit for what I’ve done. Which is gratifying, but it’s kind of a little late.
There was a writer in the ’20s called Christopher Morley, who I remember a little bit of, who had some influence on me, but I couldn’t tell you what it was.
I never worked in an office in my life.
I just wrote what I felt like writing since they seemed to sell.
I do read books. I suppose it’s more or less the same thing, but at least I’m alone and I’m an individual. I can stop anytime I want, which I frequently do.
But Roy Rockwood, it was science fiction for the sake of science fiction.
So I’ll write it, and then I’ll find out that I actually wrote something that is utterly useless. You can’t use it in the story and it doesn’t fit. So I just throw it away. I’ve done that countless times.
I never made lots of money at it, but I sold enough.
But I’ve sure worked at jobs where I have been under inspection.
I worked for half a cent a word. I’m not a fast writer to begin with, so for the first few years I had do other things.
These are just the tip of the iceberg, because I read and read and read. I read everything.
I don’t read other science fiction. I don’t read any at all.
I haven’t sold to the movies. In other words, I haven’t gotten any enormous checks yet.