3 Quotes – Norman Spinrad




Norman Spinrad, American science fiction author
(born:  Norman Richard Spinrad)

September 15, 1940 in New York City, New York, USA

known for (among others):
A World Between, Child of Fortune, The Druid King



You can really do more than you think you can do.
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The thematic, psychological, and cultural concerns of a writer are more relevant than whatever literary mode he or she chooses to deal with in any given novel.
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I’ve always been interested in the relationship between total external surround, culture, the political matrix, technology, etc., and the internal human consciousness.


Which is your favourite quote by Norman Spinrad?  🙂


18 thoughts on “3 Quotes – Norman Spinrad

  1. The first quote is what I was (and still am!) told by my mother and after early years of worrying and doubting I have found it to be so true. Now I find myself encouraging my son with the same sage advice.One that will never go out of fashion!

  2. That’s a really curious first quote. Seems like half the people I meet believe in that while the other half swears that you have to know your limits. Those limits are typically ‘safe’ and don’t really push any boundaries, so it’s like these are the two ways to go in life.

    • Leaving your comfort zone helps you grow. It takes more courage to test one’s limits. Aren’t we all more proud of achievements we had to fight for, Charles?

      • Good point. Earning them brings a sense of pride that you don’t get if it’s handed to you. Creates a healthier ego than one that is built off having stuff given without hard work.

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