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Brief about Dean Koontz: By info that we know Dean Koontz was born at 1945-07-09. And also Dean Koontz is American Author.

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I never discuss a novel while I'm writing it, for fear that talking about it will diminish my desire to write it.

Tags: Fear, Write, Writing

I think it's the people who have no doubt that every word they put down is gold that probably don't write very well.

Tags: Doubt, Put, Write

I've got a long list of books I wish I'd never written-and I've kept them all out of print for the past 20 years.

Tags: Books, Past, Wish

If I drive myself to the brink of my ability, then I don't get stale or bored.

Tags: Ability, Bored, Drive

If someone wrote it and it had a peculiar twist, I've read it.

Tags: Peculiar, Read, Someone

If you have to pay the bills, and you write something you're not proud of, use a pen-name for that.

Tags: Pay, Proud, Write

If you want to publish two books a year under your own name and your publisher doesn't, maybe you need a different publisher.

Tags: Books, Name, Year

In my personal life, I'm a comic novel. But then, so are we all, because we're human beings.

Tags: Human, Life, Personal

Literary fiction, as a strict genre, is all but dead. Meanwhile, most genres flourish.

Tags: Dead, Fiction, Literary

Never, never try to scope the market.

Tags: Market, Scope, Try

Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool.

Tags: Courage, Desire, Fool

The hands of every clock are shears, trimming us away scrap by scrap, and every time piece with a digital readout blinks us towards implosion.

Tags: Away, Hands, Time

Vladimir Nabokov said the two great evils of the 20th century were Marx and Freud. He was absolutely correct.

Tags: Century, Great, Said

What we do as a society is seek simple answers.

Tags: Seek, Simple, Society

When I'm working on a novel, I work 70-hour weeks.

Tags: Novel, Work, Working

When tempest tossed, embrace chaos.

Tags: Chaos, Embrace, Tempest

Your mind always does worse things than people can show in a movie.

Tags: Mind, Movie, Show

Books were this wonderful escape for me because I could open a book and disappear into it, and that was the only way out of that house when I was a kid.

Tags: Book, Books, Wonderful

My wife is my first audience. She's a tough lady, so I can't say that I ever scare her. Except, of course, when she sees me the way I look before breakfast.

Tags: Her, Tough, Wife

Readers will stay with an author, no matter what the variations in style and genre, as long as they get that sense of story, of character, of empathetic involvement.

Tags: Character, Matter, Sense
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