"And I grew up on a steady diet of science fiction, especially apocalyptic and postapocalyptic fiction."
"I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond."Justin Cronin on Mae West
"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie."Justin Cronin on Jim Davis
"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people."Justin Cronin on Orson Welles
"No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means."Justin Cronin on Maimonides
"Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as well as increasing levels of exercise."Justin Cronin on Linford Christie
"My theory of characterization is basically this: Put some dirt on a hero, and put some sunshine on the villain, one brush stroke of beauty on the villain."
"One thing that worried me was how writers get categorized and so they end up having to write the same kind of book again and again. That is fine if it is what you want to do, but I would rather be locked in the trunk of my car with a weasel than write the same book every three years until I die."
"The future that I will not live to see is the one my children will live in. That's my immortality. And I shouldn't try to mortgage theirs for my benefit."
"I tend to start at 9 o'clock in the morning and write until 3. Those are my best hours. They fit the other rhythms of the world. So I write for six hours, pretty much without any breaks."
"I've never written a movie, I'm not in the movie business. I go out to L.A. and I'm like everyone else wandering around in a daze hoping I see movie stars. I write the novels that the movies are based on, and that feels like enough of a job for me."
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