"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."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Theodore Sturgeon on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Theodore Sturgeon on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Theodore Sturgeon on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Theodore Sturgeon on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Theodore Sturgeon on Henry Ward Beecher
"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."
"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."
"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."