dean koontz Quotes

Recognizing the structure of your psychology doesn't mean that you can easily rebuild it.

- Dean Koontz

Holy men tell us life is a mystery.They embrace that concept happily.But some mysteries bite and barkand come to get you in the dark.

- Dean Koontz, Darkfall

In memory, she lived and moved and laughed, but all that a photograph could offer was one frozen moment of a life.

- Dean Koontz, Odd Apocalypse

If emotions were universal, then in one sense he was not alone, never had been alone, and never could be alone....No pain or happiness was unique. All humanity drank from the same river of emotion; and by drinking, every race, religion, and nationality became one indivisible species.

- Dean Koontz, Dean Koontz: Key to Midnight / Shattered / House of Thunder

people have a natural tendency to anthropomorphize their pets, to ascribe human perceptions and intentions to the animal where none exist

- Dean Koontz, Watchers

As a writer, Bibi, you could be a doctor of the soul.

- Dean Koontz, Ashley Bell

Laser beams slid around them, spurts of light sinking through the darkness, eventually touching the stars or lighting the water for a moment on their death ride to the murky bottom.

- Dean Koontz, Star Quest / Doom of the Green Planet

In this world only the paranoid survive.

- Dean Koontz, Midnight

All these girls swooning over hunky vampires, what they really want is to give away their freedom, to be controlled and told what to do and not have to think -- and never die, of course. It's sick is what it is. I don't want to be a forever-young living corpse.

- Dean Koontz, What the Night Knows

Over the past five years, I’ve said my best prayers every night, haven’t missed a night, though I gotta admit, if it wouldn’t break my mother’s heart, I’d probably have stopped a year ago. I mean, praying to be free of Hiskott only makes me expect to be free soon, and then when the prayer’s never answered, you feel even worse, and you wonder what’s the point. I’m not criticizing God, if that’s what you think, because nobody knows why God does things or how He thinks, and He’s humongously smarter than any of us, even smarter than Ed. They say He works in mysterious ways, which is for sure true. What I’m saying is, maybe the whole praying business is a human idea, maybe God never asked us to do it. Yeah, all right, He wants us to like Him, and He wants us to respect Him, so we’ll live right and do good. But God is good—right?—and to be really good you’ve got to have humility, we all know that, so then if God is the best of the best, then He’s also the humblest of the humble. Right? So maybe it embarrasses Him to be praised like around the clock, to be called great and mighty all the time. And maybe it makes Him a little bit nuts the way we’re always asking Him to solve our problems instead of even trying to solve them ourselves, which He made us so we could do. Anyway, so after almost giving up on prayer, and being pretty darned sure that God is too humble to sit around all day listening to us praise Him and beg Him, the funny thing is, I’m praying like crazy for Oddie. I guess I’m hopeless.

- Dean Koonz, Dean Koontz 3 Books Collection Set

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.