Roger Zelazny Quotes

Roger Zelazny Quotes

I like libraries. It makes me feel comfortable and secure to have walls of words, beautiful and wise, all around me. I always feel better when I can see that there is something to hold back the shadows.

No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words.

Don't wake me for the end of the world unless it has very good special effects.

Nobody steals books but your friends.

It is anticipation and recollection that fill the heart - never the sensation of the moment.

I know, too, that death is the only god who comes when you call.

Once a Buddha, always a Buddha, Sam. Dust off some of your old parables. You have about fifteen minutes.'
Sam held out his hand. "Give me some tobacco and a paper.

I watched the spinning stars, grateful, sad and proud, as only a man who has outlived his destiny and realizes he might yet forge himself another, can be.

When inspiration is silent reason tires quickly.

You are a deviant from the social norm!"
"Is that an insult or a diagnosis?

Trouble can be purchased cheaply, though the refund may be more than you can bear.

I enjoy slaughtering beasts," he said, "and I think of my relatives constantly.

Then you must reconcile yourself to the fact that something is always hurt by any change. If you do this, you will not be hurt yourself.

Why could you not have left me as I was, in the sea of being?"

"Because the world has need of your humility, your piety, your great teaching and your Machiavellian scheming.

It is a pain in the ass waiting around for someone to try to kill you.

There's no such thing as civilization. The word just means the art of living in cities.

Siddhartha considered the ways of the demon, and in that moment he struck.

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