Frases de Dean Koontz
Fecha de nacimiento: 9. Julio 1945
Otros nombres:دین کونتز
Dean R. Koontz es un escritor de terror estadounidense. Tras una infancia difícil, encontró en la literatura su vocación. A los veinte años obtuvo el premio de novela del "Atlantic Monthly" y desde 1969 se dedica exclusivamente a escribir. Sus novelas han sido traducidas a 17 lenguas, se han vendido más de cincuenta millones de ejemplares en todo el mundo y algunas de ellas se han llevado al cine y a la televisión. Vive con su esposa Gerda en el sur de California. Entre otros, recibió el Premio Bram Stoker.
Frases Dean Koontz
„Podemos caer en el amor: nunca es demasiado tarde.
¿Y por qué, entonces, dormimos odiando?
Las creencias no requieren puntos suspensivos para ver que el Infierno es invención nuestra.
Hacemos que el Infierno sea de verdad: alimentamos sus fuegos.
Y en sus llamas mueren nuestra esperanzas.
El Cielo, también, es simplemente una creación nuestra. Podemos otorgarnos nuestra propia salvación.
Todo lo que se requiere es imaginación.“
„Grief can destroy you --or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. OR you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived, just took for granted the love and laughter of each day, and didn't allow yourself to consider the sacredness of it. But when it's over and you're alone, you begin to see that it wasn't just a movie and a dinner together, not just watching sunsets together, not just scrubbing a floor or washing dishes together or worrying over a high electric bill. It was everything, it was the why of life, every event and precious moment of it. The answer to the mystery of existence is the love you shared sometimes so imperfectly, and when the loss wakes you to the deeper beauty of it, to the sanctity of it, you can't get off your knees for a long time, you're driven to your knees not by the weight of the loss but by gratitude for what preceded the loss. And the ache is always there, but one day not the emptiness, because to nurture the emptiness, to take solace in it, is to disrespect the gift of life.“
— Dean Koontz, Odd Hours
„Because God is never cruel, there is a reason for all things. We must know the pain of loss; because if we never knew it, we would have no compassion for others, and we would become monsters of self-regard, creatures of unalloyed self-interest. The terrible pain of loss teaches humility to our prideful kind, has the power to soften uncaring hearts, to make a better person of a good one.“
— Dean Koontz, The Darkest Evening of the Year
„Not one day in anyone’s life is an uneventful day, no day without profound meaning, no matter how dull and boring it might seem, no matter whether you are a seamstress or a queen, a shoeshine boy, or a movie star, a renowned philosopher or a Down’s-syndrome child. Because in every day of your life, there are opportunities to perform little kindnesses for others, both by conscious acts of will and unconscious example. Each smallest act of kindness—even just words of hope when they are needed, the remembrance of a birthday, a compliment that engenders a smile—reverberates across great distances and spans of time, affecting lives unknown to the one whose generous spirit was the source of this good echo, because kindness is passed on and grows each time it’s passed, until a simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage years later and far away. Likewise, each small meanness, each thoughtless expression of hatred, each envious and bitter act, regardless of how petty, can inspire others, and is therefore the seed that ultimately produces evil fruit, poisoning people whom you have never met and never will. All human lives are so profoundly and intricately entwined—those dead, those living, those generations yet to come—that the fate of all is the fate of each, and the hope of humanity rests in every heart and in every pair of hands. Therefore, after every failure, we are obliged to strive again for success, and when faced with the end of one thing, we must build something new and better in the ashes, just as from pain and grief, we must weave hope, for each of us is a thread critical to the strength—to the very survival of the human tapestry. Every hour in every life contains such often-unrecognized potential to affect the world that the great days and thrilling possibilities are combined always in this momentous day.“
— Dean Koontz, From the Corner of His Eye