Frases de David Gerrold
Data de nascimento:24. Janeiro 1944
Outros nomes:Дейвід Джерролд,دیوید قررول
David Gerrold é um roteirista de ficção científica e escritor americano conhecido por seu roteiro para o popular episódio de Star Trek original "The Trouble With Tribbles", por criar a raça Sleestak para a série de tv Land of the Lost, e por seu romance The Martian Child, que ganhou tanto os prêmios Hugo e Nebula, e foi adaptado em um filme de 2007 estrelado por John Cusack.
Citações David Gerrold
„To say that a writer's hold on reality is tenuous is an understatement-it's like saying the Titanic had a rough crossing. Writer's build their own realities, move into them and occasionally send letters home. The only difference between a writer and a crazy person is that a writer gets paid for it.“
„Something went klunk. Like a nickel dropping in a soda machine. One of those small insights that explains everything. This was puberty for these boys. Adolescence. The first date, the first kiss, the first chance to hold hands with someone special. Delayed, postponed, a decade's worth of longing--while everybody around you celebrates life, you pretend, suppress, inhibit, deprive yourself of you own joy--but finally ultimately, eventually, you find a place where you can have a taste of everything denied.“
„I have a very simple philosophy of life:
Kindness. Ferocious, unrelenting, ruthless, committed, passionate, kindness.
Life is sacred everywhere. We all have better things to do than beat each other up.
Arguing for the exception is to invest it with energy, it's to negotiate the loophole. The commitment to kindness must be total.“
„know a lot of people who hide out in fantasy because reality is too hard to cope with [... ] Fantasy isn't about escape; it's a survival mechanism. It's a way to deal with things that are so much bigger than you are. So I think fantasy is special, something to be cherished and protected because it's a very fragile thing and without it, we're so defenseless, we're paralyzed“
— David Gerrold
The Martian Child: A Novel About a Single Father Adopting a Son
„If you want to be taken care and not to worry that’s fine; you can join the rest of the cattle. Cattle are comfortable, that’s how you recognize them. Just don’t complain when they ship you off to the packing plant. They’ve bought and paid for the privilege. Now if you want to be free, then get this: freedom is not about being comfortable. It’s about seizing and using opportunities, and using them responsibly. Freedom is not comfort. It’s commitment. Commitment is the willingness to be uncomfortable.“
— David Gerrold
A Matter for Men