"I have heard Science Fiction and Fantasy referred to as the fiction of ideas, and I like that definition, but it's the mainstream public that chooses my books for the most part."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Jean M. Auel on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Jean M. Auel on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Jean M. Auel on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Jean M. Auel on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Jean M. Auel on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Aside from sales, the letters from readers have been primarily positive."
"I have been a reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy for a long time, since I was 11 or 12 I think, so I understand it and I'm not at all surprised that readers of the genre might enjoy my books."
"Of the two, I would think of my work as closer to Science Fiction than Fantasy."
"Science Fiction is not just about the future of space ships travelling to other planets, it is fiction based on science and I am using science as my basis for my fiction, but it's the science of prehistory - palaeontology and archaeology - rather than astronomy or physics."
"My fiction is reviewed by the mainstream press, by science fiction periodicals, romance magazines, small press publications and various other journals, including some usually devoted to archaeological and other science material."