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Харлан Эллисон

Дата рождения: 27. Май 1934

Ха́рлан Э́ллисон — американский писатель-фантаст. Пользуется славой наиболее продуктивного автора короткой прозы и наиболее титулованного за своё обширное литературное творчество. Им написано более двух тысяч рассказов, эссе, очерков и статей.

Цитаты Харлан Эллисон


„Критик зачастую превращается в бациллоносителя, а болезнь, которой он заражает писателя, есть калечащая и иногда смертельная зараза, известная под названием «принимать себя всерьёз».“

„Многогранность, неистощимость на выдумку, логичность и склонность к юмору, а также истинное мифотворчество превратили Роджера Желязны не просто в писателя-фантаста, а в Писателя с большой буквы.“


„Эллисон является одним из сравнительно немногих писателей своего поколения, которые постоянно и беспристрастно имеют дело с турбулентной сложностью современного американского города (аспект, который был активно задействован в жанре лишь десятилетием спустя — движением киберпанка).<…“

„You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to youropinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.“

„I know that pain is the most important thing in the universes. Greater than survival, greater than love, greater even than the beauty it brings about. For without pain, there can be no pleasure. Without sadness, there can be no happiness. Without misery there can be no beauty. And without these, life is endless, hopeless, doomed and damned.
Adult. You have become adult.“
Paingod and Other Delusions

„The ability to dream is all I have to give. That is my responsibility; that is my burden. And even I grow tired.“ Stalking the Nightmare

„The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity.“

„If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; but if you really make them think, they'll hate you.“


„I don't mind you thinking I'm stupid, but don't talk to me like I'm stupid“

„The only thing worth writing about is people. People. Human beings. Men and women whose individuality must be created, line by line, insight by insight. If you do not do it, the story is a failure. [... ] There is no nobler chore in the universe than holding up the mirror of reality and turning it slightly, so we have a new and different perception of the commonplace, the everyday, the 'normal', the obvious. People are reflected in the glass. The fantasy situation into which you thrust them is the mirror itself. And what we are shown should illuminate and alter our perception of the world around us. Failing that, you have failed totally.“

„Like a wind crying endlessly through the universe, Time carries away the names and the deeds of conquerors and commoners alike. And all that we were, all that remains, is in the memories of those who cared we came this way for a brief moment.“

„The trick is not becoming a writer. The trick is staying a writer.“ Strange Wine


„The world is turning into a cesspool of imbeciles.“

„Don't start an argument with somebody who has a microphone when you don't. They'll make you look like chopped liver.“

„The passion for revenge should never blind you to the pragmatics of the situation. There are some people who are so blighted by their past, so warped by experience and the pull of that silken cord, that they never free themselves of the shadows that live in the time machine...

And if there is a kind thought due them, it may be found contained in the words of the late Gerald Kersh, who wrote:"... there are men whom one hates until a certain moment when one sees, through a chink in their armour, the writhing of something nailed down and in torment.“
The Essential Ellison: A 50 Year Retrospective

„You must never be afraid to go there.“

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