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Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Related topics: Dreams

I was raised as a Christian but the transaction has to be made by yourself -
you and God -
at some point.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

I was raised in a Christian home and,
in fact, my mother led me to Christ as a youngster.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Good fiction must be entertaining, but what makes fiction special -
and True -
is that the realness of a novel allows it to carry a larger message.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

 

In my opinion, Jesus is God's attempt to reach man.
But while I believe Jesus is the way to God,
it makes no sense to hate people who disagree.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

SOON was the first novel where I used a rough outline.
Usually I have characters and an idea and write as a process of discovery.
Like working without a net.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Actually 'Soon' has more than the Left Behind series,
but I really believe less is more.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Broken relationships are a source of heavy heartbreak
that seem to affect every family.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

I love inventing worlds and characters and settings and scenarios.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Gil Thorpe is a great diversion and is to book writing as poetry is to prose.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

I fear it's because religion is man's attempt to reach God,
and when he feels he has succeeded, he cannot abide
anyone else's claim to have done the same.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

People want to find out what happens to the characters,
and want to keep reading, and turning the pages.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

The Christian market has less competition and lower standards.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

He just kind of talks them through, and then I get
the fun part cause I get to make up the stories.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Ironically, in today's marketplace successful nonfiction has to be unbelievable,
while successful fiction must be believable.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Funny, I don't feel any more powerful today than yesterday.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Books that do a tenth of what Left Behind has done are smashing successes.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

There is a comfort zone of knowing where things are
going and having characters in place,
but the action gets more and more dramatic and is very challenging to describe.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

My dream remains to inform and entertain through fiction
in the form of novels and movies that compete in the marketplace of ideas.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

I've written enough books with real celebrities,
such as Walter Payton and Hank Aaron and Billy Graham,
to know that fame looks good only to people who don't have it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

The uninitiated have real questions and valid concerns
over how the things of God appear to them.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

In the prequel we're going to tell about the characters before Left Behind,
and the book would end with the rapture instead of
start with the rapture like the first one did.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

When you come to Christ as a real young person,
I think when you become a teen-ager either you rebel or you search,
doubt, and wonder.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

People are scared to death and they're looking for
something beyond themselves.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Of course, bad marriages are so pervasive that they
have invaded the faith community too.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

As for dialogue, I think it keeps things moving to cut to the chase.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

When I was a junior camp counselor and it was my job
to tell the campers a bedtime story or devotional,
I would tell them a rapture story.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

I think all fiction should be fair game for the Christian market,
except porn, of course.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

I don't see success as the goal.
Obedience is the goal.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Fiction has a unique role in conveying Truth.
In fact, only fiction that is Truth with a capital T is worthwhile.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

I put off writing the first Left Behind book for a
year because I got invited to assist Billy Graham in his memoirs,
and had we known what we were putting off for a year,
we might not have put it off.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Left Behind takes what to some people may be unbelievable
predictions from the Bible and shows how they might play out.
It makes the events of biblical prophecy understandable and thus believable.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Tim sends me a fairly ambitious workup in notebook
form noting the passages we're going to cover and the
chronology of the biblical events,
and his commentaries on those things he's read and written.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

While writing my first 90 books, I was magazine editor,
publisher, book publisher, executive,
etc., so I was established in publishing.
three of my seven or so books were biographies of sports
stars and really opened doors for me in that area.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

The theater of the mind is impossible to compete with,
and I like the idea that with a few suggestions,
each reader forms in his or her own mind what a character or a place looks like.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

It's made me more expectant of the imminent return of Jesus,
and also more sensitive to the people around me.
Knowing Jesus will return soon makes me want all the
more to tell people about him and all that he offers.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

I know many writers who first dictate passages,
then polish what they have dictated.
I speak, then I polish - occasionally I do windows.
- Edward Koch

When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism;
but when you take it from many writers,
it's research.
- Wilson Mizner

Writing can be a very solitary business.
It's you sat at a desk typing words into a computer.
It can get lonely sometimes and lots of writers live quite isolated lives.
- Paul Kane

I spend days with writers' block.
It is a problem.
- Mackenzie Crook

Ilike ideas writers have that I might not have written.
Writers are there for a reason...
to write for me.
- Tim Roth

I think the criticism that I take to heart is from
other writers that I respect.
- Steve Earle

Writers say many true things about their own experiences
with publicity and promotion.
- Teresa Nielsen Hayden

I had to prepare physically every day,
and I didn't leave many scraps for the writers.
- Ryne Sandberg

Pop science goes flying off in all kinds of fashionable directions,
and it often drags a lot of SF writers with it.
I've been led astray like that myself at times.
- Greg Egan

I went on a long trip through South America with Prince
Charles where I was the only journalist there -
a couple of photographers but no other writers.
- Anthony Holden

Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable,
and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable,
solutions are not.
- Isaac Asimov

The first writers are first and the rest,
in the long run, nowhere but in anthologies.
- Carl Van Doren

How many authors are there among writers? Author means originator.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

But sometimes the women writers will pitch something and I'll hear it,
but the men will keep talking.
- Wanda Sykes

And there are people who want to be writers because they love to write.
And they care.
- Russell Banks

I have a huge respect for writers and realise that
this is not an area that I find easy.
I doubt that I would have the patience in front of
a blank sheet of paper to become a writer.
- Jenny Agutter

All writers are the same - they forget a thousand good
reviews and remember one bad one.
- Irwin Shaw

I think that most writers who wait until they're inspired
to write are just waiting for the fear to subside.
- Barry Mann

I think writers tend to be experience junkies,
and I think they also tend to want to be on the outside looking in.
- Augusten Burroughs

It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that
our writers are forever looking back with love and
nostalgia at lives they couldn't wait to leave.
- Anatole Broyard

Science fiction writers put characters into a world
with arbitrary rules and work out what happens.
- Rudy Rucker

What we need is more women writers, writing for older women.
There are some actresses who have production companies
and create their own material,
and I truly admire that.
- Kathleen Turner

Finding people who get enormous pleasure from reading
books is a more and more unusual experience,
and so writers just so much want to be heard.
- Susie Bright

I have learned to respect ideas, wherever they come from.
Often they come from clients.
Account executives often have big creative ideas,
regardless of what some writers think.
- Leo Burnett

Comedians are really writers who don't have pens and pencils about them,
but they riff.
- Carl Reiner

All writers are vampires.
- James Gandolfini

Ironically, Latin American countries,
in their instability, give writers and intellectuals
the hope that they are needed.
- Manuel Puig

Writers seem to me to be people who need to retire
from social life and do a lot of thinking about what's happened -
almost to calm themselves.
- Helen Garner

I'm definitely more influenced by European writers
than I am by American writers,
there's no doubt about that.
- Anne Rice

I knew I would read all kinds of books and try to get
at what it is that makes good writers good.
But I made no promises that I would write books a lot
of people would like to read.
- Carl Sandburg

I feel it is time that I also pay tribute to my four writers,
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
- Fulton J. Sheen

I haven't stuck to any formula.
Most great writers stick to the same style,
but I wanted to be more various.
- Irwin Shaw

We do not have many intellectuals who can speak out for us internationally.
We have no writers who are recognized,
respected and loved outside the Arab world.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

What a revolting contrast exists in England between
the slavery of women and the intellectual superiority of women writers.
- Flora Tristan


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