"Growing up in the '70s and '80s, science fiction and especially fantasy had such a stigma attached to them. I felt so punished and exiled for being devoted to these things."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Lev Grossman on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Lev Grossman on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Lev Grossman on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Lev Grossman on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Lev Grossman on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"And I'm not as young as I once was. At my age, I don't have time to be bored."
"One already feels like an anachronism, writing novels in the age of what-ever-this-is-the-age-of, but touring to promote them feels doubly anachronistic. The marketplace is showing an increasing intolerance for the time-honored practice of printing information on paper and shipping it around the country."
"Becoming an author changes your attitude too. Once you see where books come from, and how they're made, they never seem quite as sacred again."
"I'm happy to report that 'The New Press' is still in business to this day. But not thanks to me. I was a really bad publishing intern."
"I've drunk Amazon's free Diet Coke. Nothing makes more sense to me than a company trying to make bookselling into a profitable business. I'm not anti-Amazon, and I'm not pro-publishers either. I'm pro-books."