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As often I have been a science fiction writer writing science fiction for the community of science fiction readers, I am also, for good or ill, an American writing American literature to an American audience. Most fundamentally, though, I am a human being writing human literature to a human audience.

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To kill for fun is the job of the psychopaths! And what is a matador, apart

To kill for fun is the job of the psychopaths! And what is a matador, apart from being a mentally ill person?
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Nature seemed to me benign and good; I thought she loved me, outcast as I w

Nature seemed to me benign and good; I thought she loved me, outcast as I was; and I, who from man could anticipate only mistrust, rejection, insult, clung to her with filial fondness. To-night at least, I would be her guest-as I was her child; my mother
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The most successful people in the world today are entrepreneurs

The most successful people in the world today are entrepreneurs
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I think about death a lot, like I think we all do. I don't think of suicide

I think about death a lot, like I think we all do. I don't think of suicide as an option, but as fun. It's an interesting idea that you can control how you go. It's this thing that's looming, and you can control it.
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Everybody should be able to enjoy their life, because you only live once. S

Everybody should be able to enjoy their life, because you only live once. So I just want to get it all out there and be the best role model that I can be, if people want to put me in that kind of predicament. I mean, I didn't ask to be a role model, becau
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I can't be perfect for you, but you are perfect for me.

I can't be perfect for you, but you are perfect for me.
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The church is constituted as a new people who have been gathered from the n

The church is constituted as a new people who have been gathered from the nations to remind the world that we are in fact one people. Gathering, therefore, is an eschatological act as it is the foretaste of the unity of the communion of the saints.
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I mean one of the things about being alone is that you've no people to defi

I mean one of the things about being alone is that you've no people to define yourself off, I mean, people are like all-round mirrors, because let's face it, we don't often see ourselves all round in a mirror anyway, do we.
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The Postmodernists' tyranny wears people down by boredom and semi-literate

The Postmodernists' tyranny wears people down by boredom and semi-literate prose.
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We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children our love for th

We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children our love for this Earth, and to tell our stories. These are the moments when the world is made whole. In my children's memories, the adventures we've had together in nature will always exist.
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There's no reward without work, no victory without effort, no battle won wi

There's no reward without work, no victory without effort, no battle won without risk.
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For many, lack of achievement is more a consequence of fear of taking a cha

For many, lack of achievement is more a consequence of fear of taking a chance and getting uncomfortable.
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