Jasper Fforde Quotes

Jasper Fforde Quotes.

Speak to any editor and ask them what they turned down,

Speak to any editor and ask them what they turned down, and they’ll have long lists of books.
Jasper Fforde
I just write books, and I do it without any notion of what I should do or shouldn’t do.
Jasper Fforde
Yes, and imagine a world where there were no hypothetical situations.
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I have a very varied taste in music. Everything from rap to classical to Latino to Rat Pack to jazz.
Jasper Fforde
Books may look like nothing more than words on a page, but they are actually an infinitely complex imaginotransference technology that translates odd, inky squiggles into pictures inside your head.
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I hope that in my books there’s an undertone of politics, basic tenets of how we should live.
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Agents and publishers only want one thing – good writing.
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Love is a wonderful thing, my dear, but it leaves you wide open for blackmail.
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Everything comes to an end. A good bottle of wine, a summer’s day, a long-running sitcom, one’s life, and eventually our species. The question for many of us is not that everything will come to an end but when. And can we do anything vaguely useful until it does?
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I work very much on the principle that anything created by mankind has mischief and error hardwired into its inception.
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Humans like stories. Humans need stories. Stories are good. Stories work. Story clarifies and captures the essence of the human spirit. Story, in all its forms—of life, of love, of knowledge—has traced the upward surge of mankind. And story, you mark my words, will be with the last human to draw breath.
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If only life were that simple; if one could jump to the good parts and flick through the bad.
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I still feel threatened by academics, but my books have a lot of academic in-jokes and everybody assumes I went to university and studied English.
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Perhaps fantasy offers imaginative escapism more than other genres.
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If it weren’t for greed, intolerance, hate, passion and murder, you would have no works of art, no great buildings, no medical science, no Mozart, no Van Gough, no Muppets and no Louis Armstrong.
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I’m not of the opinion that the next logical step for a book is for it to be made into a film.
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The cucumber and the tomato are both fruit; the avocado is a nut. To assist with the dietary requirements of vegetarians, on the first Tuesday of the month a chicken is officially a vegetable.
Jasper Fforde
Okay, this is the wisdom. First, time spent on reconnaissanse is never wasted. Second, almost anything can be improved with the addition of bacon. And finally, there is no problem on Earth that can’t be ameliorated by a hot bath and a cup of tea.
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Sometimes, a word succeeds beyond the wildest dreams of its creators, like a virus sent into the world to infect common speech.
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The safest course was actually the simplest-do nothing at all and hope everything turned out for the best. It wasn’t a great plan, but it had the benefits of simplicity and a long tradition.
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When I was about 10 or 11, I realised that people made movies; until then, I had thought they just happened.
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There is a contract between the reader and the writer. The readers give me their hard-earned cash, and I have to entertain them.
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It took me ten years and seven books to bag an agent – it took me that long to start writing good.
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There is a certain degree of ‘steampunkishness’ that creeps into my books.
Jasper Fforde
Almost anything can be improved with the addition of bacon.
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Our notions of self-determination are, on the whole, something of a myth. We are governed almost exclusively by our own peculiar habits, which makes those who rail against them that much more remarkable.
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If the real world were a book, it would never find a publisher. Overlong, detailed to the point of distraction-and ultimately, without a major resolution.
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Religion isn’t the cause of wars, it’s the excuse.
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Class clowns become actors.
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Failure concentrates the mind wonderfully. If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not trying hard enough.
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For every expert there is an equal and opposite expert.
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Ill-fitting grammar are like ill-fitting shoes. You can get used to it for a bit, but then one day your toes fall off and you can’t walk to the bathroom.
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So my humor, I’d say, comes from a mixture of lowbrow comedy shows and highbrow theater. It’s an interesting mix.
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the best lies to tell are the ones people want to believe
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