"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."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Theodore Sturgeon on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Theodore Sturgeon on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Theodore Sturgeon on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Theodore Sturgeon on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Theodore Sturgeon on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."