We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Harlan Ellison Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Science fiction and fantasy is a kind of literature that embodies the highest aspirations of the human race.
I’m a storyteller. If I have that on my precis when I go, ‘Storyteller,’ I’m satisfied with that.
All you have to do is look out around you at the good things you’ve done, and you’ll know how good you are.
I would jump at the chance to work with the inordinately-talented J.J. Abrams on a new ‘Star Trek’ film.
Everywhere I go, I find that writers are treated as if they are invisible, as if they don’t matter.
I don’t mind you thinking I’m stupid, but don’t talk to me like I’m stupid.
Love ain’t nothing but sex misspelled.
I never know what I’m going to talk about until I get on stage. I never give the same lecture twice, which is why I’ll have people follow me from place to place like Deadheads.
Nobody escapes age and gravity.
Success is to bring into existence, in adult terms, your childhood dreams.
You watch enough TV, and very soon the inside of your head has become a vast, arid plain, across which you cannot detect the passage of a thought.
I’m like a snake sleeping on a rock. I won’t bother you unless you poke a stick at me.
I write a kind of surreal fantasy, but they can’t put ‘surreal fantasy’ on a paperback.
I hate being wrong, but I love it when I’m set straight.
Five thousand Don Hecks are not worth one Neal Adams.
I’m real tall when I stand on my charisma.
I have no mouth, and I must scream.
People keep saying that books will never die out. Well, books may never die out, but hundreds of thousands of individual writers will, and for them, it’s as if books did die out.
There might be children in Somalia or the Arctic who have never heard of ‘Hamlet’ or the ‘Great Gatsby.’ But you can bet they know ‘Tarzan.’
There’s some things that no amount of money can get me to do.
To say more, is to say less.
It was a superlative joy of my long life to have worked with Leonard Nimoy, who became my friend, and many others at ‘Star Trek.’