Dean Koontz

Novelist, Short Story Writer, Screenwriter, Poet

Birthday: July 9, 1945

Birthday: July 9, 1945

Novelist, Short Story Writer, Screenwriter, Poet


99 Greatest Quotes By Dean Koontz

Lies hurt people; imagination makes life more fun. Dean Koontz
Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer. Dean Koontz
Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished. Dean Koontz
She was fascinated with words. To her, words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combined with other words to create powerful spells. Dean Koontz
In this world only the paranoid survive. Dean Koontz
The truth was stranger than the official fiction. Dean Koontz
The whisper of the dusk is night shedding its husk. Dean Koontz
Intuition is seeing with the soul. Dean Koontz
I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life. Dean Koontz
...in an infinite universe, anything that could be imagined might somewhere exist. Dean Koontz
Sometimes there is no darker place than our thoughts, the moonless midnight of the mind. Dean Koontz
the worst happens when you least expect it. Dean Koontz
Humanity is a parade of fools, and I am at the front of it, twirling a baton. Dean Koontz
Every life is complicated, every mind a kingdom of unmapped mysteries. Dean Koontz
Being known by everyone is not the same as being loved. Dean Koontz
When tempest tossed, embrace chaos. Dean Koontz
I've not seen in my lifetime any politician who is a heroic figure. The manipulation that all politicians use on one level or another is so transparent. Dean Koontz
Time doesn’t, as advertised, heal all wounds. Although the wrenching immediacy of grief eventually passed, the settled sorrow that replaced it might in its own way be even more intense. Dean Koontz
I think it's perfectly just to refuse service to anyone based on behavior, but not based on race or religion. Dean Koontz
A fanatic is a nut who has something to believe in. Dean Koontz
We have a responsibility to stand watch over one another, we are watchers, all of us, watchers, guarding against the darkness. Dean Koontz
Nothing is worse than being alone on the evening of the day when one's cow has exploded. Dean Koontz
Most people tend to think the best of those who are blessed with beauty; we have difficulty imagining that physical perfection can conceal twisted emotions or a damaged mind. Dean Koontz
Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool. Dean Koontz
Readers will stay with an author, no matter what the variations in style and genre, as long as they get that sense of story, of character, of empathetic involvement. Dean Koontz
Human beings can always be relied upon to exert, with vigor, their God-given right to be stupid. Dean Koontz
...Here lie your hopes and dreams, shattered and swept aside... Dean Koontz
I'm alive but I have no life. I'm alive but also dead. I'm dead and alive. Dean Koontz
A scar is not always a flaw. Sometimes a scar may be redemption inscribed in the flesh, a memorial to something endured, to something lost. Dean Koontz
Literary fiction, as a strict genre, is all but dead. Meanwhile, most genres flourish. Dean Koontz
A politician's goal is always to manipulate public debate. I think there are some politicians with higher goals. But all of them get corrupted by power. Dean Koontz
I believe that I was a dog in a past life. That's the only thing that would explain why I like to snack on Purina Dog Chow. Dean Koontz
What we do as a society is seek simple answers. Dean Koontz
No one can grant you happiness. Happiness is a choice we all have the power to make. Dean Koontz
Vladimir Nabokov said the two great evils of the 20th century were Marx and Freud. He was absolutely correct. Dean Koontz
Every expression of desired friendship has potential bite. Every smile reveals the teeth. Dean Koontz
Writing a novel is like making love, but it's also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it's like making love while having a tooth pulled. Dean Koontz
Remember, there are cookies waiting here for you. Dean Koontz
I have been reading Stephen King since CARRIE and hope to read him for many years to come. Dean Koontz
I'm no more a wonder than anyone. And that's what makes the world magical. Every baby's a seed of wonder - that gets watered or it doesn't. Dean Koontz
Although charismatic, James Dean is no Harrison Ford. In the majority of his movies, sooner or later he got the crap beaten out of him. Dean Koontz
Evil was coming. I wondered whose face it would be wearing. Dean Koontz
There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him. Dean Koontz
I try not to spend too much time on partisan politics. Life's too short for that. I don't really believe that there have been many human problems solved by politics. Dean Koontz
In self-defense and in defense of the innocent, cowardice is the only sin. Dean Koontz
Because people see violence on the movie screen, they're not going to go out and hold up a liquor store and kill somebody. It really doesn't correlate. Dean Koontz
If something in your writing gives support to people in their lives, that's more than just entertainment-which is what we writers all struggle to do, to touch people. Dean Koontz
Civilization rests on the fact that most people do the right thing most of the time. Dean Koontz
...it will be a world made not bright but brighter, not clean but cleaner. Dean Koontz
If you have to pay the bills, and you write something you're not proud of, use a pen-name for that. Dean Koontz
Whatever happens here, trust your heart. It's as true as any compass. Dean Koontz
I think the world is full of evil people. I think in some ways we're in more danger now than before. Dean Koontz
If dogs talked, one of them would be president by now. Everybody likes dogs. Dean Koontz