Jack Vance Quotes.

11. "Only the fact of my broken limbs prevents me from leaping at your throat."
- Quote by Jack Vance

12. "What is an evil man? The man is evil who coerces obedience to his private ends, destroys beauty, produces pain, extinguishes life."
- Quote by Jack Vance

13. "Am I known as Cugel the Clever for nothing?"
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14. "Until work has reached its previous stage nympharium privileges are denied to all."
- Quote by Jack Vance

15. "I become drunk as circumstances dictate."
- Quote by Jack Vance

16. "One becomes sated with platitudes no less than honey, so that one often breaks another's bones in one's vexation."
- Quote by Jack Vance

17. "I was a precocious child, and I resolved to read everything I could get my hands on, in order to encapsulate the whole of human knowledge. At the time the project seemed less impractical than it does today. I did as best I could and by the time I was ten or elven had read what I suspect was equivalent to a college education."
- Quote by Jack Vance

18. "In any case, the time has come when I must start a new book. This is not a trivial matter. Characters parade before me; some I like and admire, others I find not useful. The ones I use become very real, and many stay with me always: Cugel, Madouc, Navarth the Mad Poet, Howard Alan Treesong and Wayness Tamm, for instance. Beside characters to be interviewed, there are a dozen concepts to be pieced together, a locale selected, perhaps a whole new way of life to be studied and evaluated; and every story has, or should have, a mood: the connective tissue which holds the story together. In this regard some writers are adroit, others don't have a clue."
- Quote by Jack Vance

19. "Every story has, or should have, a mood: the connective tissue which holds the story together. In this regard some writers are adroit, others don't have a clue."
- Quote by Jack Vance

20. "I suffer from a spiritual malaise which manifests itself in outbursts of vicious rage."
- Quote by Jack Vance

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