Connie Willis Quotes.

1. "When you're a writer, the question people always ask you is, "Where do you get your ideas?" Writers hate this question. It's like asking Humphrey Bogart in The African Queen, "Where do you get your leeches?" You don't get ideas. Ideas get you."
- Quote by Connie Willis

2. "One of the nastier trends in library management in recent years is the notion that libraries should be 'responsive to their patrons'."
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3. "And every place and time an author writes about is imaginary, from Oz to Raymond Chandler's L.A. to Dickens's London."
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4. "Books are an amazing thing. Anyone who thinks of them as an escape from reality or as something you should get your nose out of and go outside and play, or as merely a distraction or an amusement or a waste of time is - dead wrong. Books are the most important the most powerful the most beautiful thing humans have ever created."
- Quote by Connie Willis

5. "I think literature totally fails when it has an agenda. - From an interview on the podcast Starship Sofa, December 2010."
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6. "To do something for someone or something you loved- England or Shakespeare or a dog or the Hodbins or history- wasn't a sacrifice at all. Even if it cost you your freedom, your life, your youth."
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7. "I remember an aunt saying sagely, "The good die young." Not exactly a motivation to behave yourself."
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8. "Io suuicien lui damo amo," she said softly. "You are here in place of the friends I love."
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9. "Moom' and 'tomb' actually rhyme, which is something Dickinson hardly ever did, preferring near-rhymes such as 'mat/gate', 'tune/sun,' and 'balm/hermaphrodite."
- Quote by Connie Willis

10. "Seriousness of mind was a prerequisite for understanding Newtonian physics. I am not convinced it is not a handicap in understanding quantum theory."
- Quote by Connie Willis

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