"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."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."Justin Cronin on Bill Gates
"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace."Justin Cronin on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."Justin Cronin on Erma Bombeck
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."Justin Cronin on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."Justin Cronin on Steven Wright
"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."
"And I grew up on a steady diet of science fiction, especially apocalyptic and postapocalyptic fiction."
"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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