The present era grabs everything that was ever written in order to transform it into films, TV programs; or cartoons. What is essential in a novel is precisely what can only be expressed in a novel, and so every adaptation contains nothing but the non-essential. If a person is still crazy enough to write novels nowadays and wants to protect them, he has to write them in such a way that they cannot be adapted, in other words, in such a way that they cannot be retold.
“Many people, when they become sick, retreat to their childhood and being helpless. They abandon who they have become and their place in the web that is the Force, then the disease severs those final connections and they die.
As long as I’m fighting, I’m not dying.”
"I've been told that a lot of you are familiar with my exploits and consider me something of a legend. I don't see why you should. Every one of you are heroes, and someday your stories will be legendary as well."
[Many hours spent craning his neck to look at his drawings and paintings led to muscle spasms, so he turned to his computer.] It's a phenomenal medium, ... There are so many things you can do. It's consuming a lot of my time, but I think it's well-spent.
I wouldn't call it spasms, just a little stiffness in there. I'm not locking up or anything like that. I've been working so hard it kind of caught up with me. It is nothing serious. It is so much better than it was yesterday.
The prospect of Barack Obama being elected as US President is a source of hope not only for Americans, but also for Europeans and Africans.
According to the Pew Global Attitudes survey, which is conducted in 24 countries across the globe, people in Europe and Africa are looking forward to the Democrat nominee winning the presidential contest.
Thirty-five "czars" in Washington and counting. How shameful that any American would allow himself to be called such a thing. To the Looter-in-Chief in Washington: Give us no more czars! Give us no pharaohs, emperors, shoguns, sheikhs, sachems, commissars, or potentates of any kind! Just get out of our pockets, off our backs and out of our way.
It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.
If conservatives don't want to be seen as bitter people who cling to their guns and religion and anti-immigrant sentiments, they should stop being bitter and clinging to their guns, religion and anti-immigrant sentiments.