Best Quotes by John Shirley (Top 9)

  1. Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them.
  2. Innocence could be considered a discrete state of mind.
  3. I get drunk writing words. I don't drink or do drugs, but I get so carried away with writing that I get inebriated from it.
  4. A man must make of his life a ladder that he never ceases to climb — if you're not rising, you are slipping down the rungs, my friend.
  5. I think paranoia can be instructive in the right doses. Paranoia is a skill.
  6. Labels only confuse people. The smarter people recognize artists who transcend categories. But I always try to entertain. It's in my nature; writers are born to entertain. If that means working ostensibly within a genre, fine.
  7. I'm incapable of writing without social commentary. I like to think that it's integrated and not really heavy handedly didactic.
  8. I'm cursed with empathy. I'm also by nature way too opinionated.
  9. I'm trying to trick people into thinking about the unthinkable by using pop culture images.