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Jack Vance

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Good music always defeats bad luck

— Jack Vance

#music #music

I understand the gist of your speculation,' said Rhialto. 'It is most likely nuncupatory.

— Jack Vance

#humor #vocabulary #humor

Candor is never indiscreet. Truth, which is to say, the reflection of life, is beautiful.

— Jack Vance

#the-palace-of-love #beauty

The symbologist made a cryptic sign. "That remains to be seen, as the cat said who voided into the sugar bowl.

— Jack Vance

#naked-lunch #what-lies-beneath #humor

Freedom, privileges, options, must constantly be exercised, even at the risk of inconvenience. Otherwise they fall into desuetude and become unfashionable, unorthodox—finally irregulationary.

— Jack Vance


Beauty is a luster which love bestows to guile the eye. Therefore it may be said that only when the brain is without love will the eye look and see no beauty.

— Jack Vance

#the-dying-earth #beauty

There had been an attempt to humiliate him. It had not succeeded. He had paid, but pain, like pleasure, has no duration. Pride was an entity more persistent.

— Jack Vance

#pain #pleasure #pride #love

I do read books. I suppose it's more or less the same thing, but at least I'm alone and I'm an individual. I can stop anytime I want, which I frequently do.

— Jack Vance

#anytime #books #frequently #i #i can

But, for instance, when I was awfully young, I read all the Oz books. They were an enormous influence on me.

— Jack Vance

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But I'm so slow on it because I find it terribly hard writing blind on computers. The computer speaks to me, but it's just so slow, I'm so terribly slow using it.

— Jack Vance

#blind #computer #computers #find #hard

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With the death of his grandfather the Vance's family fortune nosedived and Vance was forced to leave junior college and work to support himself assisting his mother when able. After working on a degaussing crew for a period he left about a month before the attack on Pearl Harbor. " The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America made Vance its 14th Grand Master in 1997 and the Science Fiction Hall of Fame inducted him in 2001.

He has also written 11 mystery novels as John Holbrook Vance and three as Ellery Queen and has once each used pseudonyms Alan Wade Peter Held John van See and Jay Kavanse. Most of his work has been publiJack Vanced under the name Jack Vance. A 2009 profile in the New York Times Magazine described Vance as "one of American literature’s most distinctive and undervalued voices.

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