Top 50 Roger Zelazny Quotes and Sayings

Top 50 Roger Zelazny Quotes and Sayings

I know, too, that death is the only god who comes when you call. » Roger Zelazny

I’m very gullible when it comes to my own words. I believe everything I say, though I know I am a liar. » Roger Zelazny

Roger Zelazny Quotes

I like libraries. It makes me feel comfortable and secure to have walls of words, beautiful and wise, all around me. I always feel better when I can see that there is something to hold back the shadows. » Roger Zelazny

You are a fool to speak of last great battles, Sam, for the last great battle is always the next one. » Roger Zelazny

Many of my better short stories are just the last chapters of novels I did not write.

Nobody steals books but your friends. » Roger Zelazny

Time passed slowly, like and old man climbing a hill. » Roger Zelazny

While sex heads a great number of lists, we all have other things we like to do in between.

No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words. » Roger Zelazny

Thus did I bear Sir Lancelot de Lac to the Keep of Ganleon, whom I trusted like a brother. That is to say, not at all. » Roger Zelazny

I have always found that hell is other people.

Don’t wake me for the end of the world unless it has very good special effects. » Roger Zelazny

But I recall the springtime of the world as though it were yesterday—those days when we rode together to battle, and those nights when we shook the stars loose from the fresh-painted skies! » Roger Zelazny

Trouble can be purchased cheaply, though the refund may be more than you can bear.

There’s no such thing as civilization. The word just means the art of living in cities. » Roger Zelazny

It is a pain in the ass waiting around for someone to try to kill you. » Roger Zelazny

I felt a strong desire to howl at the moon. It was such a howlable moon. But I restrained myself.

I saw my earlier selves as different people, acquaintances I had outgrown. I wondered how I could ever have been some of them. » Roger Zelazny

There are none of you, good doctors, could cope with my family anyway. » Roger Zelazny

You are of that tribe with your feet in hell and your head in heaven.

To paraphrase Oedipus, Hamlet, Lear, and all those guys, “I wish I had known this some time ago. » Roger Zelazny

In the State of Denmark there was the odor of decay… » Roger Zelazny

Roger Zelazny Quotes

Good-bye and hello, as always. » Roger Zelazny

The death of an illusion tends to disconcert. » Roger Zelazny

Never trust a cat, anyway. All they’re good for is stringing tennis racquets.

..even a mirror will not show you yourself, if you do not wish to see. » Roger Zelazny

Personal feelings don’t make for good politics, legal decisions, or business deals. » Roger Zelazny

I watched the spinning stars, grateful, sad and proud, as only a man who has outlived his destiny and realizes he might yet forge himself another, can be. » Roger Zelazny

Life is full of doors that don’t open when you knock, equally spaced amid those that open when don’t want them to. » Roger Zelazny

When I said I wanted to die in my sleep, I meant I wanted to be stepped on by an elephant while making love. » Roger Zelazny

While I had often said that I wanted to die in bed, what I really meant was that in my old age I wanted to be stepped on by an elephant while making love. » Roger Zelazny

There’s really nothing quite like someone’s wanting you dead to make you want to go on living. » Roger Zelazny

I would never rest until I held vengeance and the throne within my hand, and good night sweet prince to anybody who stood between me and these things. » Roger Zelazny

The day of battle dawned pink as the fresh-bitten thigh of a maiden. » Roger Zelazny

When inspiration is silent reason tires quickly. » Roger Zelazny

Sleep is perhaps the only among life’s great pleasures which need not be of short duration. » Roger Zelazny

Once a Buddha, always a Buddha, Sam. Dust off some of your old parables. You have about fifteen minutes.’ Sam held out his hand. “Give me some tobacco and a paper. » Roger Zelazny

…the headwaters of Shit Creek are a cruel and treacherous expanse. » Roger Zelazny

The enemy of the moment is not as important as our own inner weakness. If this is not mended we are already defeated, though no foreign conqueror stands within our walls. » Roger Zelazny

Then you must reconcile yourself to the fact that something is always hurt by any change. If you do this, you will not be hurt yourself. » Roger Zelazny

First, a man may in some ways be superior to his fellows and still serve them, if together they serve a common cause which is greater than any one man. I believe that I serve such a cause, or I would not be doing it. » Roger Zelazny

The universe did not invent justice. Man did. Unfortunately, man must reside in the universe. » Roger Zelazny

Death and Light are everywhere, always, and they begin, end, strive, attend, into and upon the Dream of the Nameless that is the world, burning words within Samsara, perhaps to create a thing of beauty. » Roger Zelazny

Love is a negative form of hatred. » Roger Zelazny

Wishes, wishes. Wish in one hand and do something else in the other, and squeeze them both and see which comes true » Roger Zelazny

An army, great in space, may offer opposition in a brief span of time. One man, brief in space, must spread his opposition across a period of many years if he is to have a chance of succeeding. » Roger Zelazny

I wonder as to the value of consciousness,” said Jack, “if it does not change the nature of a beast. » Roger Zelazny

I’m a lost soul. We do wail. » Roger Zelazny

The most difficult thing about Time, I have learned, is doing it. » Roger Zelazny

It would be nice if there were some one thing constant and unchanging in the universe. If there is such a thing, then it is a thing which would have to be stronger than love, and it is a thing which I do not know. » Roger Zelazny

It was my turn to be silent while a small family of moments crossed my path, single file, from the left, sticking their tongues out at me. » Roger Zelazny

I’ve always been impulsive. My thinking is usually pretty good, but I always seem to do it after I do my talking — by which time I’ve generally destroyed all basis for further conversation. » Roger Zelazny

If the liberal arts do nothing else, they provide engaging metaphors for the thinking they displace. » Roger Zelazny

It is anticipation and recollection that fill the heart—never the sensation of the moment. » Roger Zelazny

Besides, I like libraries. It makes me feel comfortable and secure to have walls of words, beautiful and wise, all around me. » Roger Zelazny

Of course it does not apply to me. I am the soul of honor, kindness, mercy and goodness. Trust me in all things. » Roger Zelazny

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They sat in the Hall of Mirrors. » Roger Zelazny

Did you ever look back at some moment in your past and have it suddenly grow so vivid that all the intervening years seemed brief, dreamlike, impersonal—the motions of a May afternoon surrendered to routine? » Roger Zelazny