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Amazing Inspirational quotes by Van Vogt

Burst with Arrow

But, somewhere in there, I did have the thought that this really fits in with my thinking about what I wanted to do; with what has to be done by a writer in order to stay alive as a writer.

It came about as   follows: over the years when I was involved in dianetics, I wrote the   beginnings of many stories. I would get an idea, and then write the   beginning, and then never touch it again.

Orange Lightning

I first read   science fiction in the old British Chum annual when I was about 12 years old.

Brush Stroke

Chum was a British   boy's weekly which, at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book;   and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas presents for male   children.

In those days I was   new to covers; merely felt pleased that a story of mine had been honored. I   later met Rogers who did some of my early covers and I was impressed with   him.

Yellow Star
Yellow Star

You have to   remember that I was a bright but simple fellow from Canada who seldom, if   ever, met another writer, and then only a so-called literary type that   occasionally sold a story and meanwhile worked in an office for a living.

I had casually   rented an apartment that cost $75 a month because I expected my writing to   pay my way.

Recruiting Station   was a story that came as the result of many anxious awakenings during many   nights.