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 C.S. Lewis - “At all ages, if fantasy and myth is used well by the author and meets the right reader, it has the same power to generalize while remaining concrete, to present in palpable form not concepts or even experiences but whole classes of experience, and to throw off irrelevancies. Bat at its best it can do more it can give us experiences we have never had and thus, instead of 'commenting on life,' can add to it.”  
 C.S. Lewis - “God will invade. But I wonder whether people who ask God to interfere openly and directly in our world quite realise what it will be like when He does. When that happens, it is the end of the world. When the author walks on to the stage the play is over. God is going to invade, all right but what is the good of saying you are on His side then, when you see the whole natural universe melting away like a dream and something else - something it never entered your head to conceive - comes crashing in something so beautiful to some of us and so terrible to others that none of us will have any choice left For this time it will God without disguise something so overwhelming that it will strike either irresistible love or irresistible horror into every creature. It will be too late then to choose your side. There is no use saying you choose to lie down when it has become impossible to stand up. That will not be the time for choosing it will be the time when we discover which side we really have chosen, whether we realised it before or not. Now, today, this moment, is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It will not last for ever. We must take it or leave it.”  
 Zig Ziglar - “You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”  
 Zig Ziglar - “If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.”  
 Zig Ziglar - “Building a better you is the first step to building a better America.”  
 Sarah Zettel - “When I'm not at the keyboard, I'm generally reading, practicing tai chi or middle eastern dance, or cooking.”  
 Sarah Zettel - “When I was in college, I spent a summer working in London. I'd enjoyed tea before that, but then I got actual, really good tea there and never looked back.”  
 Sarah Zettel - “Then, I realized that there is an indigenous presence in the Solar System. It's us. So, then, I got to wondering what would happen if a more technologically advanced society moved next door to us, the way we moved next door to the American Indians.”  
 Sarah Zettel - “The Lord of the Rings movie set an entirely new standard for fantasy in the movies.”  
 Sarah Zettel - “The hard part about questions like this is that SF covers such a broad spectrum. There are so many authors who are good at so many different things.”  
 Sarah Zettel - “So, one of the things I was doing with the aliens in The Quiet Invasion was creating that advanced society which had ideas about morality and proper use of natural resources that were radically different from ours, as the Europeans were from the American Indians.”  
 Sarah Zettel - “Once, I got an idea for a short story during a Halloween concert while watching someone play the bones during the performance of Dance Macabre.”  
 Sarah Zettel - “Oh, and for capturing the wonder and magic of fairy tales and turning that into fresh and modern stories, there is no one around to the Neil Gaiman.”  
 Sarah Zettel - “Octavia Butler, of course, is brilliant and disturbing.”  
 Sarah Zettel - “Now, Venus is an extremely hostile environment, and as such presents a lot of challenges for a science fiction author who wants to create life there. However, as I began to research it more thoroughly, I found myself intrigued by the possibilities the world offers.”  
 Sarah Zettel - “Now, of course, the great thing about the solar system as a frontier is that there are no Indians, so you can have all the glory of the myth of the American westward expansion without any of the guilt.”  
 Sarah Zettel - “My father was a major SF fan in the '40s and '50s, so the house was full of SF books. That's where I got my start and I never looked back.”  
 Sarah Zettel - “I'm told my SF is of the hard variety and my Fantasy is romantic but hopefully all the characters are strong and the plots are lively.”  
 Sarah Zettel - “I'm mostly a novelist these days, but I have written short stories in Fantasy, Science Fiction and horror.”  
 Sarah Zettel - “I think the diversity of authors and readers is expanding, which is wonderful, because it means the type of story being told is also expanding.”  
 Sarah Zettel - “I think people enjoy a series. When you like a story, many readers want more of the same, which is dandy, if the author and the characters have more to say.”  
 Sarah Zettel - “I suppose if I was to have to pick a few, Ursula LeGuin would have to top the list. It was while reading her work that I decided I wanted to be an author.”  
 Sarah Zettel - “I myself was born in Sacramento, California in 1966.”  
 Sarah Zettel - “I have to do more close research and fact checking for the science fiction. This is not however to say that writing good fantasy does not involve doing good research.”  
 Sarah Zettel - “I have a better internal and intuitive understanding of folklore and myth than science and technology, so in that way fantasy is easier.”  

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