Theodore Sturgeon Quotes

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Born: February 26, 1918, Staten Island, New York, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Eugene, Oregon, USA, May 8, 1985
Occupation: Author

1.
As far as hypnosis is concerned, I had a very serious problem when I was in my twenties. I encountered a man who later became the president of the American Society of Medical Hypnosis. He couldn't hypnotize me.
- Theodore Sturgeon

2.
I wrote the very first stories in science fiction which dealt with homosexuality, The World Well Lost and Affair With a Green Monkey.
- Theodore Sturgeon

3.
In science fiction, you can also test out your own realities.
- Theodore Sturgeon

4.
My wife is beginning to instruct me on means to retrieve dreams, and bit by bit, it does seem to be working.
- Theodore Sturgeon

5.
Once I had all the facts in, I found I didn't have the immoral courage to pull the caper. So I wrote it as a story. As a teenager, I didn't have any skills for writing as such, so it came out in 1500 words.
- Theodore Sturgeon

6.
Science fiction, outside of poetry, is the only literary field which has no limits, no parameters whatsoever.
- Theodore Sturgeon

7.
Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn't fiction at all.
- Theodore Sturgeon

8.
Writing is a communication.
- Theodore Sturgeon

9.
You have to study your field and you have to find out how other people do it, and you have to keep working and learning and practicing and ultimately, you would be able to do it.
- Theodore Sturgeon

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