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Stanley Schmidt Quotes

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Ideally, I'd like every issue to include a diverse
group of stories that meet the qualifications sketched above,
but covering a wide range of specific matter and flavour.
- Stanley Schmidt

Usually if nobody hates a piece, nobody loves it,
either; and a magazine which sets itself the goal of
provoking thought is not doing its job if everybody
agrees with what it does.
- Stanley Schmidt

Its limitations are those of the physical universe:
it won't let you play with some really wild ideas that aren't possible,
but are fun to speculate about.
- Stanley Schmidt

There may be something to the suggestion about the
pace of technological change intimidating writers,
though - it's been awfully hard to keep ahead of real developments.
- Stanley Schmidt


 

When something hasn't been around much for a while,
and one example of it turns up and catches people's eyes,
they go looking for more like it - until they get tired of it again.
- Stanley Schmidt

It's most presumptuous to believe we already know all
the answers and will never get any more big surprises.
- Stanley Schmidt

And, of course, some SF is set close enough to here
and now that Anglo and European do apply.
Since many of the writers come from those backgrounds,
so does much of the fiction.
- Stanley Schmidt


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I think the rising and falling popularity of areas
like hard SF and far-future SF is,
to a considerable extent, the same as any other fashion.
- Stanley Schmidt

As for sticking strictly to presently known science,
I will simply point out that we have already experienced
at least two major revolutions in science in this century alone.
- Stanley Schmidt

It's easy to imagine ways the future can be ugly and depressing.
It's harder, but more worthwhile, to imagine plausible
ways we can make it better.
- Stanley Schmidt

This means I must pay close attention to the writing,
but equally so to the scientific background -
which sometimes means doing fairly involved calculations.
- Stanley Schmidt

What SF can do better than anything else is show us
the range of our possible futures,
and what we can do to realize the good ones and avoid the nasty ones.
- Stanley Schmidt

There are a significant number of people who appreciate what we do,
and most of them gravitate to Analog because this is where they can find it.
The other magazines tend to share their audiences,
which may result in each of them having a smaller market share.
- Stanley Schmidt

Some of the biggest changes that have happened are behind the scenes,
in the way we produce the magazine.
E.g., much of our production has been brought in-house via desktop publishing.
- Stanley Schmidt

I think the international appeal of SF is quite understandable
since the kinds of people who like to read it,
are, by the nature of the beast, interested in other cultures,
of which other nations on Earth are the closest available example.
- Stanley Schmidt

Of course, the way writers think about those things
is almost certain to be affected by their own cultural background,
and it would be hard to deny that, for whatever reasons,
a lot of SF writers come from Anglo or European backgrounds.
- Stanley Schmidt

The automobile, both a cause and an effect of this decentralization,
is ideally suited for our vast landscape and our generally
confused and contrary commuting patterns.
- Brock Yates

Ideally, one should have more material than one can possibly cope with.
- Frank Auerbach

No man can be ideally successful until he has found his place.
Like a locomotive he is strong on the track,
but weak anywhere else.
- Orison Swett Marden

Ideally, people find mates with whom they can express
both their masculine and feminine sides.
- Scott Bakula

Absolute liberty is absence of restraint;
responsibility is restraint; therefore,
the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
- Henry B. Adams

Ideally a book would have no order in it,
and the reader would have to discover his own.
- Raoul Vaneigem

You're confronted with the quandary:
do I grind things to a halt? Ideally you would,
but I have better things to do than educate people.
- Wentworth Miller

I think that one of the strengths of Cop Shoot Cop lay in the different,
and at times, clashing personalities,
Ideally, I want to have both ways of working in my life.
- Jim Coleman

I think that a song, when it works, never mind a piece of long form music,
even a song is something that speaks to itself but
has a language all of its own,
ideally.
- Steve Hackett

Every news organization should ideally be as broadly
representative as possible.
- Judy Woodruff

Ideally, I like to integrate the human issues into
the suspense story itself.
- Jeffery Deaver

Ideally the world would look like Davos,
where there's more security than we can even see on the street.
- Bill Owens

Ideally, couples need three lives; one for him,
one for her, and one for them together.
- Jacqueline Bisset

Making sleep happen is a must - anytime,
anywhere, from a plane to a train to an automobile.
Ideally, I like to get eight to ten hours a night,
though I'll take it broken up in two segments if I have to.
- Chantal Kreviazuk

I cannot consistently, with self respect,
do other than I have, namely, to deliberately violate
an act which seems to me to be a denial of everything
which ideally and in practice I hold sacred.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

Ideally citizens are to think of themselves as if they
were legislators and ask themselves what statutes,
supported by what reasons satisfying the criterion of reciprocity,
they would think is most reasonable to enact.
- John Rawls

Generally my typical books have lots of twists and
turns a big surprise ending and then usually another
surprise at the end and ideally,
as in Garden of Beasts, we get to the very end and
we find at the last few pages that there's yet another surprise.
- Jeffery Deaver

To every object there correspond an ideally closed
system of truths that are true of it and,
on the other hand, an ideal system of possible cognitive
processes by virtue of which the object and the truths
about it would be given to any cognitive subject.
- Edmund Husserl

Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed
harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors.
Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the
ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness.
- Marshall McLuhan

The teacher of history's work should be,
ideally, not simply a description of past cultures,
but a performance of the culture in which we live and
are increasingly taking our being.
- William Irwin Thompson

I love film and TV, the medium of them,
just because it's such a smaller screen.
It's much more precise.
Ideally, I'd like to do maybe a film a year of some
sort and use that to work more in the theatre because
theatre really is my first love.
- Shuler Hensley

Car designers are just going to have to come up with
an automobile that outlasts the payments.
- Erma Bombeck

The beef industry has contributed to more American
deaths than all the wars of this century,
all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
- Neal Barnard

Money differs from an automobile or mistress in being
equally important to those who have it and those who do not.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Not having to own a car has made me realize what a
waste of time the automobile is.
- Diane Johnson

Remote villages and communities have lost their identity,
and their peace and charm have been sacrificed to that worst of abominations,
the automobile.
- James Norman Hall

The automobile engine will come, and then I will consider my life's work complete.
- Rudolf Diesel

You have to wait six months to purchase a fuel efficient
automobile made from overseas.
- Ed Markey

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of
necessary evil to the luxury of baseball,
like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson

I never rode in an automobile until I was 12.
- Loretta Lynn

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident,
a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
- Judith Viorst

In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but
the parents have to do the steering.
- Benjamin Spock

I'd ban all automobiles from the central part of the city.
You see, the automobile was just a passing fad.
It's got to go.
It's got to go a long way from here.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Our educational system is like an automobile which has strong rear lights,
brightly illuminating the past.
But looking forward things are barely discernible.
- Hermann Oberth

Success is like winning the sweepstakes or getting
killed in an automobile crash.
It always happens to somebody else.
- Allan Sherman

A business like an automobile, has to be driven,
in order to get results.
- B. C. Forbes

All of the biggest technological inventions created by man -
the airplane,
the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence,
but speaks volumes about his laziness.
- Mark Kennedy

When Solomon said there was a time and a place for
everything he had not encountered the problem of parking his automobile.
- Bob Edwards

The automobile is technologically more sophisticated than the bundling board,
but the human motives in their uses are sometimes the same.
- Charles M. Allen

Now, wages in the automobile industry are made up of two components,
what we call base rates and the cost of living factor
which is fed in by the operation of the escalator.
- Leonard Woodcock

In my case, the listener is often in an automobile driving to work.
You can concentrate on the road while still getting
an audio message that can be riveting.
- Bob Edwards

The people recognize themselves in their commodities;
they find their soul in their automobile,
hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment.
- Herbert Marcuse

And what's interesting about the hybrids taking off
is you've now introduced electric motors to the automobile industry.
It's the first radical change in automobile technology in 100 years.
- Chris Anderson

The buffalo isn't as dangerous as everyone makes him out to be.
Statistics prove that in the United States more Americans
are killed in automobile accidents than are killed by buffalo.
- Art Buchwald

The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests.
The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus.
Einstein didn't construct his theory under order from a,
from a bureaucrat.
Henry Ford didn't revolutionize the automobile industry that way.
- Milton Friedman

A man from a primitive culture who sees an automobile
might guess that it was powered by the wind or by an
antelope hidden under the car,
but when he opens up the hood and sees the engine he
immediately realizes that it was designed.
- Michael Behe

Let a man find himself, in distinction from others,
on top of two wheels with a chain - at least in a poor country like Russia -
and his vanity begins to swell out like his tires.
In America it takes an automobile to produce this effect.
- Leon Trotsky

So the poet, who wants to be something that he cannot be,
and is a failure in plain life, makes up fictitious
versions of his predicament that are interesting even
to other persons because nobody is a perfect automobile salesman.
- Allen Tate

If we were driving pure hydrogen automobiles,
that automobile would actually help clean up the air
because the air coming out of the exhaust would be
cleaner than the air going into the engine intake.
- Dennis Weaver

Happy to see that the Automobile Club of Monaco,
opened its doors to the public to attend a considerable event.
The promotion of this event will be made by the image and by the text,
but still by word of mouth.
- Jacky Ickx

It is a Federal crime to hijack an automobile;
it is a Federal crime to possess cocaine.
It ought to be a Federal crime to drag a man to his
death because of his race or to hang a man because
of his sexual orientation.
- John Conyers

It's like driving a car at night.
You never see further than your headlights,
but you can make the whole trip that way.
- E. L. Doctorow

The car trip can draw the family together,
as it was in the days before television when parents
and children actually talked to each other.
- Andrew H. Malcolm

Well, I always had a chauffer, because I have never driven a car in my life.
I still can't drive.
- Bud Abbott

Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at
least 172 miles per hour upside down.
- Dave Barry


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