"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."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Justin Cronin on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Justin Cronin on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Justin Cronin on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Justin Cronin on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Justin Cronin on William Shakespeare
"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."
"And I grew up on a steady diet of science fiction, especially apocalyptic and postapocalyptic fiction."
"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."