„I refute that—I think that those are inevitable components, but it’s the surrendering to the impossible, the weird, that characterizes genre.“

Interview with Joan Gordon
Contexto: There’s simultaneously something rigorous and something playful in genre. It’s about the positing of something impossible—whether not-yet-possible or never-possible—and then taking that impossibility and granting it its own terms and systematicity. It’s carnivalesque in its impossibility and overturning of reality, but it’s rationalist in that it pretends it is real. And it’s that second element which I think those who dip their toes in the SF pond so often forget. They think sf is “about” analogies, and metaphors, and so on. I refute that—I think that those are inevitable components, but it’s the surrendering to the impossible, the weird, that characterizes genre. Those flirting with SF don’t surrender to it; they distance themselves from it, and have a neon sub-text saying, “It’s okay, this isn’t really about spaceships or aliens, it’s about real life,” not understanding that it can be both, and would do the latter better if it was serious about the former.

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escritor de fantasía británico 1972

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„I never think about genre when I work.“

—  Elizabeth Hand American writer 1957

"Elizabeth Hand on Mortal Love at HarperCollins (2004)
Contexto: I never think about genre when I work. I've written fantasy, science fiction, supernatural fiction, and am now working on a suspense novel. Genres are mostly useful as a marketing tool, and to help booksellers known where to shelve a book.

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„I don’t think writers choose the genre, the genre chooses us. I wrote out of the wish to create order out of disorder, the liking of a pattern.“

—  P. D. James English crime writer 1920 - 2014

Interview with Jake Kerridge, The Telegraph, 26 Sep 2009 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/6227400/PD-James-Queen-of-Detective-Fiction-Interview.html.
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„I think that if rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it.“

—  Bobby Knight American college basketball coach and former player 1940

Knight's reply to interviewer Connie Chung's question. "There are times Bobby Knight can't do it his way—and what does he do then?" From an NBC television interview by Connie Chung on April 25, 1988 as reported in the May 09, 1988 issue of Sports Illustrated. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1067309/index.htm

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„I think it's a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown.“

—  Joe Barton United States congressional representative from Texas 1949

Contexto: I'm speaking totally for myself and I'm not speaking for the Republican Party and I'm not speaking for anybody in the House of Representatives but myself, but I'm ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday. I think it's a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown.

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„I fall into the category of Weird West, but I think it may be more of a “Down West” as I’d like to call it, for its sense of macabre western humor.“

—  Lorin Morgan-Richards American poet, cartoonist, and children's writer 1975

interview with Lorin Morgan-Richards by Laura LaVelle of Newswhistle (28 November 2017).

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„Well you know, I don’t think I have never really seen a film of this genre, where the female characters' sex appeal sort of came second. I mean of course they’re sexy characters.“

—  Scarlett Johansson American actress, model, and singer 1984

Of her role as Black Widow in Iron Man 2, in Teen Hollywood (3 May 2010) http://www.teenhollywood.com/2010/05/03/interview-gwyneth-and-scarlett-iron-mans-ladies
Contexto: Well you know, I don’t think I have never really seen a film of this genre, where the female characters' sex appeal sort of came second. I mean of course they’re sexy characters. When you have a sexy secretary, or a girl swinging around by her ankles in a cat suit, you know that’s innately sexy, but the fact is that these characters are intelligent. They’re ambitious. They’re motivated and calculated to some degree.

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„I have always been — I think any student of history almost inevitably is — a cheerful pessimist.“

—  Jacques Barzun Historian 1907 - 2012

Quoted in "Jacques Barzun '27: Columbia Avatar" http://www.college.columbia.edu/cct/jan06/cover.php by Thomas Vinciguerra, Columbia Today (January 2006)

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