"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."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Dan Simmons on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Dan Simmons on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Dan Simmons on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Dan Simmons on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Dan Simmons on Golda Meir
"It's odd how violence and humor so often go together, isn't it?"
"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."