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1. "Whenever I start thinking about death, it always cheers me up to think about my funeral and my tombstone (which, by the way, will say "Here lies Harlan Sturr. Please don't pee on him.")"
Author: Adam Selzer
2. "She understands all at once, with a small shock, exactly what it is she always needed to tell Harland: being there in person is not the same as watching. You might see things better on television, but you'll never know if you were alive or dead while you watched."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
3. "Listen, Stephen King used to write in the washroom of his trailer after his kids went to sleep. Harlan Ellison wrote in the stall of a bathroom of his barracks during boot camp. Elmore Leonard got up at 5 AM every morning to write before work.Every time my alarm goes off at 5 AM and I don't want to get up, or I would rather sit down after work and play a videogame, I think about those guys. Take care of your family. They need you and love you. Make time for them. Then stop screwing around and finish your damn book."
Author: Bernard Schaffer
4. "Get in, get out, and nobody gets hurt, as Uncle Harlan always said, something he picked up in Vietnam."
Author: Christopher Moore
5. "No one inspired me to write, but writer Harlan Ellison terrified me into getting published."
Author: Dan Simmons
6. "On Being Asked to Write a Poem Against the War in VietnamWell I have and in factmore than one and I'lltell you this tooI wrote one againstAlgeria that nightmareand another againstKorea and anotheragainst the oneI was inand I don't rememberhow many againstthe threewhen I was a boyAbyssinia Spain and Harlan countyand not one breath was restoredto oneshattered throatmans womans or childsnot one notone but death went on and onnever looking asideexcept now and then like a childwith a furtive half-smileto make sure I was noticing."
Author: Hayden Carruth
7. "And [Asimov]'ll sign anything, hardbacks, softbacks, other people's books, scraps of paper. Inevitably someone handed him a blank check on the occasion when I was there, and he signed that without as much as a waver to his smile — except that he signed: 'Harlan Ellison."
Author: Isaac Asimov
8. "Even when alternative views are clearly wrong, being exposed to them still expands our creative potential. In a way, the power of dissent is the power of surprise. After hearing someone shout out an errant answer, we work to understand it, which causes us to reassess our initial assumptions and try out new perspectives. "Authentic dissent can be difficult, but it's always invigorating," [Charlan] Nemeth [a professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley] says. "It wakes us right up."
Author: Jonah Lehrer
9. "No es lo mismo. Pasado mañana es después de mañana, y mañana es mucho después de hoy. Y hoy mismo es bastante después de ahora, en que estamos charlando..."
Author: Julio Cortázar
10. "Saludé a mis padres, quienes estaban sonriendo con orgullo, como siempre charlando con un extraño cualquiera junto a ellos. Sonreí, mi madre podria seriamente iniciar una conversación con un mudo."
Author: Kirsty Moseley
11. "You, Aaron, are a revolving SOB.Doesn't she mean revolting? Harlan leaned in to whisper.Afraid not, Travis said. You'll see.You're a son-of-a-bitch no matter which way you turn."
Author: Sara Bell

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