Dean Koontz Quotes

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When we hope, we usually hope for the wrong thing.

hope

The past is nothing but our yearning for second chances.
— Dean Koontz

second chances

Pain is a gift.  Humanity, without pain, would know neither fear nor pity.

pain

Without purpose, without meaning, life is dark.  We've no light within, and we're just living to die.

purpose of life

The hands of every clock are shears, trimming us away scrap by scrap, and every time piece with a digital readout blinks us towards implosion.

time

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.

novels

Fear is a hammer, and when the people are beaten finally to the conviction that their existence hangs by a frayed thread, they will be led where they need to go.

fear

Blizzards, floods, volcanos, hurricanes, earthquakes: They fascinate because they nakedly reveal that Mother Nature, afflicted with bipolar disorder, is as likely to snuff us as she is to succor us.

disasters

The less depth a belief system has, the greater the fervency with which its adherents embrace it. The most vociferous, the most fanatical are those whose cobbled faith is founded on the shakiest grounds.

beliefs

Blizzards, floods, volcanos [sic], hurricanes, earthquakes: They fascinate because they nakedly reveal that Mother Nature, afflicted with bipolar disorder, is as likely to snuff us as she is to succor us.

nature