Although I am, figuratively speaking, a brother to the moon.

Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

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Too much mystery is merely an annoyance. Too much adventure is exhausting. And a little terror goes a long way.

We are coming out of a century that was taught that one way of looking at the world, that one form of behavior, is as valid as another. The idea of true evil has been blown away.

Not funny ha ha, funny weird.

Free will, she agreed, our greatest gift, the thing that makes life worth living, in spite of all the anguish it brings.

Futility is in the eye of the beholder.

Art is long and critics are the insects of a day.

Give the narrative a lighter tone than you think it deserves, dear boy, lighter than you think you can bear to give it," he instructed before I began to write, "because you won't find the truth of life in morbidity, only in hope.

Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished...

Keep busy, Granny Sugars used to say, even if with poker, fighting, and fast cars, because idleness will get you in worse trouble.

The sky, an inverted blue ceramic cauldron, poured out a hot dry brew.

In nightmares, we can't look into our own eyes except by indirection, perhaps because we fear discovering that therein lie the worst monsters plaguing us.

Riots come and go, wars come and go, but under the tumult, day after day, century after century, millions of people are doing nice things for one another, making sacrifices, mostly small things, but it's all those little kindnesses that hold civilization together, all those people who live quiet lives and never make the news.

Hope requires the contender Who sees no virtue in surrender. From the cradle to the bier, The heart must persevere. —The Book of Counted Joys.

We are the most alive and closest to the meaning of existence when we are most vulnerable, when experience has humbled us and has cured the arrogance which, like a form of deafness, prevents us from hearing the lessons that this world teaches.