Afterword Quotes

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Christopher Moore
“... but to remain historically accurate, I would have had to leave out an important question that I felt needed to be addressed, which is, 'What if Jesus had known kung fu?”
Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

Brian W. Aldiss
“The misfortune of a young man who returns to his native land after years away is that he finds his native land foreign; whereas the lands he left behind remain for ever like a mirage in his mind.
However, misfortune can itself sow seeds of creativity.

---- Afterword to "Hothouse" Brian Aldiss”
Brian Aldiss, Hothouse

Orson Scott Card
“For it is in the millions of small melodies that the truth of history is always found, for history only matters because of the effects we see or imagine in the lives of the ordinary people who are caught up in, or give shape to, the great events.”
Orson Scott Card, Shadow of the Hegemon

“If 'Nothing is true, everything is permitted' stands as a symbol of the license granted to the Ismaili elite, then the unrelated subsidiary motto 'Omnia in numero et mensura' acquires an ultimately cautionary significance. All things within measure, nothing too much.”
Michael Biggins, Alamut

Guy Gavriel Kay
“[We let] the universality of fantasy, of once upon a time, allow escapist fiction to be more than just that - to also bring us home.”
Guy Gavriel Kay, Tigana

“[Viktor E. Frankl] joked that in contrast to Freud's and Adler's "depth psychology," which emphasizes delving into an individual's past and his or her unconscious instincts and desires, he practiced "height psychology," which focuses on a person's future and his or her conscious decisions and actions...His goal was to provoke people into realizing that they could and should exercise their capacity for choice to achieve their own goals.”
William J. Winslade, Man's Search for Meaning

Gregory Maguire
“And of the Witch? In the life of a Witch, there is no after, in the ever after of a Witch, there is no happily; In the story of a Witch, there is no afterword.”
Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Algis Budrys
“A story that needs to have words said about it, is a story that does not contain all its own right words.

-- Introduction to Varley's "Persistence Of Vision" collection”
Algis Budrys

Sinclair Ross
“Ross’s style is always beautifully matched to his material – spare, lean, honest, no gimmicks, and yet in its very simplicity setting up continuing echoes of the mind. (Margaret Laurence's Afterword)”
Sinclair Ross, The Lamp at Noon and Other Stories

Markus Zusak
“I still remember staying up all night to get it done, and I realize that's always the best time to finish a book. The sun is yet to come up. It seems the whole world is asleep, and there you are, on your own, with the pages set before you.”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

A.J. Hartley
“When the line is delivered, Hamlet is gazing on Yorrick's skull, casually unearthed by the gravedigger. Yorrick's fame grew out of being the line which accompanied what is perhaps the single most recognizable iconic image in literature: a man in black, considering a human skull. Show some form of that picture to most moderately educated people and plenty who aren't and they'll know that the man is Hamlet. Such things don't find their way into the popular consciousness by accident and trivial though the line may sound, it speaks to the heart of the play: a man compelled by circumstances outside of his control to confront his own mortality.”
A.J. Hartley, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark