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Dean Koontz Quotes
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Dean Koontz Quote: “The dead are merely the countrymen of my future.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “My wife is my first audience. She’s a tough lady, so I can’t say that I ever scare her. Except, of course, when she sees me the way I look before breakfast.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “No, if there’s any ultimate redemption, it would be because I passed though your life without scarring you, and did not diminish who you are.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “I believe that I was a dog in a past life. That’s the only thing that would explain why I like to snack on Purina Dog Chow.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “I build a book the way coral reefs are built: millions of little calcareous skeletons piling up one atop another, though in my case the skeletons are drafts.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “The brain acknowledged the approach of death while the heart stubbornly insisted upon immortality.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Literary fiction, as a strict genre, is all but dead. Meanwhile, most genres flourish.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Of all the things we can feel with our minds and bodies, severe pain is the purest, for it drives everything else from our awareness and focuses us as perfectly as we can ever be focused.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “I have a sofa on which I never nap, big windows with an ocean view that I rarely see because I keep the pleated shades down at all times while working. I know I’m a potential slacker, so I don’t tempt myself.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Even if God exists, does He know that you do?”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “She might have been born this way, without an empathy gene and other essentials. In that case, she would interpret any kindness as weakness. Among predatory beasts, any display of weakness is an invitation to attack.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “A good dog is one of the best things of all to be.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Never, never try to scope the market.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Some days I’m lucky to squeeze out a page of copy that pleases me, but I get as many as six or seven pages on a very good day; the average is probably three pages.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Somebody asked me about the current choice we’re being given in the presidential election. I said, Well, it’s like two of the scariest movies I can imagine.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Nothing before its time, son. Everything in its own time, to its own schedule.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Nearly everything that was fun, of course, was also a little dangerous: riding roller coasters, skydiving, gambling, sex.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “These days, people spent too much time striving to understand their feelings – and then ended up with none that were genuine.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Life packed a clever one-two punch: cruelty and absurdity.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “What doesn’t quicken dies. That’s an indisputable truth of life.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “When I’m working on a novel, I work 70-hour weeks.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Maybe from now on the bittersweet memory of a child lost would be only the sweet memory of a child loved. And maybe, henceforth, it would not be a memory so heavy that it oppressed the heart.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Being paid well for something you love to do – it’s a grace.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “The world is a very complex and interesting place and that is what I really want my fiction to say: wake up to how amazing the world is.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “That is, Jack thought, the way of life. The horror changes us, because we can never forget. Cursed with memory. It starts when we’re old enough to know what death is and realize that sooner or later we’ll lose everyone we love. We’re never the same. But somehow we’re all right. We go on.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Are you prepared for the first wound?”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Most universities are no longer temples of knowledge, but of power, and true moderns worship there.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “You won’t find the truth of life in morbidity, only in hope.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Anyone who learns the true and hidden nature of the world will be terrified, Oddie, but there’s a safe harbor past the terror.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “I always thought happiness was a choice and I always chose things that made me happy, and books were one of those.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Besides, I can’t get to where I want to go by conscious or unconscious suicide. I’ve got my strange little life to lead. Leading it the best I can – that’s how I buy the ticket to where I want to be.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Night has patterns that can be read less by the living than by the dead.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Death came, Death went, but Commerce flowed Eternal.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “The heart is an artist that paints over what profoundly disturbs it, leaving on the canvas a less dark, less sharp version of the truth.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “In spite of where we were, how we had gotten here and why we had come, I felt that at this moment of our lives, this place was exactly where we belonged. We were not drifting but rising, rising toward something right and of significance.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “I enjoy the hell out of writing but don’t like what follows: promotion and publicity, which I always strive to keep to a minimum, sometimes to my publisher’s dismay.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Although I’ve said a million times that I’m not a horror writer, I do like horror.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Not all or even most suffering is at the hands of fate; it befalls us at our invitation.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “A truly nice smile combined with self-control can take a person a long way.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Dare we linger, dare we skate? Dare we laugh or celebrate, knowing we may strain the ice? Preserve the ice at any price?”
Dean Koontz Quote: “For some, the past is a chain, each day a link, raveling backward to one ringbolt or another, in one dark place or another, and tomorrow is a slave to yesterday.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Nothing supernatural has ever harmed me. My wounds and losses have all be at the hands of human beings...”
Dean Koontz Quote: “We’re out of cocktail olives, it’s a tragedy of historic proportions, but we’re coping because we’re Americans.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “Or maybe they were just doing it for fun. A lark. Their religion is tolerant of extreme forms of recreation. Boys will be boys, after all, and sociopathic boys will be sociopathic.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “I have avoided becoming stale by putting a little water on the plate, lying on the plate, and having myself refreshed in a toaster oven for 23 minutes once every month.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “The uniqueness of every soul is not a theme that our current culture, obsessed with group identities, cares to assert. But Henry was himself and no one else, and judging by.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “The given world dazzles with wonder, poetry, and purpose. The man-made world, on the other hand, is a perverse realm of ego and envy, where power-mad cynics make false idols of themselves and where the meek have no inheritance because they have gladly surrendered it to their idols in return not for lasting glory but for an occasional parade, not for bread but for the promise of bread.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “There is no fate, only free will, and we were just in the way of other people’s free will when they decided to do the Devil’s work. People are doing the Devil’s work everywhere you go; there’s no avoiding it unless you go live on a mountaintop somewhere, a hundred miles from everyone.”
Dean Koontz Quote: “With friends, this is a cool world; without friends, it would be unbearably cold.”
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