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What I do not want to write is didactic political tracts.


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And so The Snow Queen also became a story about the need to seek equilibrium, in our own lives, with the natural world, even within the universe at large.

And so The Snow Queen also became a story about the need to seek equilibrium, in our own lives, with the natural world, even within the universe at large.



In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death.

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death.



Indifference is the strongest force in the universe. It makes everything it touches meaningless. Love and hate don't stand a chance against it.

Indifference is the strongest force in the universe. It makes everything it touches meaningless. Love and hate don't stand a chance against it.



The ecosystem of our world is a closed system: it would run out of gas, collapse of its own weight.

The ecosystem of our world is a closed system: it would run out of gas, collapse of its own weight.



Throughout the ages, stories with certain basic themes have recurred over and over, in widely disparate cultures; emerging like the goddess Venus from the sea of our unconscious.

Throughout the ages, stories with certain basic themes have recurred over and over, in widely disparate cultures; emerging like the goddess Venus from the sea of our unconscious.



For every path you choose, there is another you must abandon, usually forever.

For every path you choose, there is another you must abandon, usually forever.



Studying anthropology, I developed a kind of holistic view of human existence, in which the dichotomies you listed are all necessary and vital aspects of life.

Studying anthropology, I developed a kind of holistic view of human existence, in which the dichotomies you listed are all necessary and vital aspects of life.



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Archaeology is the anthropology of the past, and science fiction is the anthropology of the future.



Here was a fragment of Goddess myth that, through all its permutations, had somehow escaped being turned on its head. It was the perfect springboard for the sort of novel I wanted to write.

Here was a fragment of Goddess myth that, through all its permutations, had somehow escaped being turned on its head. It was the perfect springboard for the sort of novel I wanted to write.



But our society does not grant nontraditional forms of intelligence equal recognition, no matter how much it would help us get along or truly enrich our lives.

But our society does not grant nontraditional forms of intelligence equal recognition, no matter how much it would help us get along or truly enrich our lives.





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Can’t you feel it?”She could. No question about it. But saying yes felt like a giant leap for them. For her.“Be brave for me.



Now there are no priests or philosophers left, artists are the most important people in the world.

Now there are no priests or philosophers left, artists are the most important people in the world.



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I sang a song at my sister's wedding. My mother forced me into that, too. But that one felt all right.



I'm playing the game because I love it. But I'm also playing it for my family. You play for the glory, but you play for your family, too.

I'm playing the game because I love it. But I'm also playing it for my family. You play for the glory, but you play for your family, too.



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What you feel doesn’t matter in the end; it’s what you do that makes you brave.



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I think it's easier to make a film with 200 million dollars than 960 grand.



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I'm not ready to die. Period. To begin with, I cannot imagine a future without me in it. Can't do it.



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What works in a relationship of very public people is not making the relationship public - keeping it as personal as it can be. It's the only way it is real.



Desire for increased wealth is not evil... it is simply the desire for more abundant life; it is aspiration.

Desire for increased wealth is not evil... it is simply the desire for more abundant life; it is aspiration.




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