"As far as hypnosis is concerned, I had a very serious problem when I was in my twenties. I encountered a man who later became the president of the American Society of Medical Hypnosis. He couldn't hypnotize me."
"I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course."Theodore Sturgeon on Groucho Marx
"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."Theodore Sturgeon on Groucho Marx
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."Theodore Sturgeon on Erma Bombeck
"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."Theodore Sturgeon on Plato
"Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it."Theodore Sturgeon on Erma Bombeck
"Writing is a communication."
"Once I had all the facts in, I found I didn't have the immoral courage to pull the caper. So I wrote it as a story. As a teenager, I didn't have any skills for writing as such, so it came out in 1500 words."
"My wife is beginning to instruct me on means to retrieve dreams, and bit by bit, it does seem to be working."
"Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn't fiction at all."
"You have to study your field and you have to find out how other people do it, and you have to keep working and learning and practicing and ultimately, you would be able to do it."