Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob (b. August 6, 1934 in Oxford, England) is an English American author in the science fiction and fantasy genres, publishing under the name Piers Anthony. He is most famous for his long-running novel series set in the fictional realm of Xanth. Many of his books have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list. He has claimed that one of his greatest achievements has been to publish a book for every letter of the alphabet, from Anthonology to Zombie Lover. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)
(August 6 is also the birthday of Andy Warhol.)
All things make sense; you just have to fathom how they make sense.
Be what you are; it is better that way.
Being terrified but going ahead and doing what must be done- that's courage. The one who feels no fear is a fool, and the one who lets fear rule him is a coward.
Decent folk had to let indecent folk do their thing; that was the paradox of decency.
Every person professes to love good and hate evil, but in his actions his real preferences emerges.
Evil can never touch the person who refuses to accept it.
I think it's a shame that something as creative and vital to the nature of the human species as story-telling is largely controlled by the soulless cretins known as publishers.
Man is the one creature on earth that is born knowing he will die, and that is an appalling intellectual burden.
Mental power tended to corrupt, and absolute intelligence tended to corrupt absolutely, until the victim eschewed violence entirely in favor of smart solutions to stupid problems.
One day you'll discover that the opinions of worthless people are worthless.
That most dangerous of opponents: the one who took pains to comprehend the position of his adversary.
We are all creatures of our ancestry! There is no right and wrong, objectively.
When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamour.
When you steal from the library, you are preventing anyone else from reading that book, and the very notion makes me want to drop you in the Void.
You don't have to settle for what you are at this moment. You can work to make a difference.