"It's odd how violence and humor so often go together, isn't it?"
"A joke is a very serious thing."Dan Simmons on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Dan Simmons on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Dan Simmons on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Dan Simmons on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Dan Simmons on Henry Ward Beecher
"Writing, I'm convinced, should be a subversive activity - frowned on by the authorities - and not one cooed over and praised beyond common sense by some teacher."
"I loved almost everything about being a teacher, but I was an unusual teacher."
"There's a unique bond of trust between readers and authors that I don't believe exists in any other art form as a reader, I trust a novelist to give me his or her best effort, however flawed."