Quotes: Author Appeal

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If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of creation, it would appear that God has an inordinate fondness for stars and beetles.
—Attributed to J. B. S. Haldane

I'm Russ Meyer. I like big breasts.
Playboy: Voluptuous Vixens

You could accuse me of having a fetish for powerful, sexy women who like cheating people. That would be fair.

Morrissey: As a child of the sixties, when the seats of cars were made entirely of leather, to me there was something highly erotic about actually being in a car... I've always found cars highly erotic.
Black: Why? Because they go vroom vroom, and you can switch them on and switch them off when you want?
Morrissey: No, no —- not the driver's seat... there was just something about the old leather seats...
Black: So you're into leather?
Morrissey: Y-y-e... next question.
Morrissey interviewed by Antonella Black, Zig Zag, May 1985

I enjoy cycling, so I occasionally do some bike strips. Other cyclists seem to enjoy them, so its tempting to do more of them, but bike strips risk being self indulgent. A lot of cartoonists do golf strips and I find those insufferable.

"A young woman rejects a financially independent hunter in favor of an unemployed nobleman who lives off of the labor of others. Also, there are no trains in this movie. —Two stars."

Ha! More duct tape. I think this is like the third episode in a row that features the use of duct tape. No, the writers are not obsessed with duct tape. It's just a coincidence.
Dan Schneider, hanging a lampshade on the fact that three of the first four episodes of season 3 of iCarly feature someone being restrained with duct tape

Someone pointed out recently that I draw my characters in bath scenes an awful lot, and I want to make it clear to everyone that this is certainly not due to any perverseness on my part. No, the fact is, I demand the cleanliness of my characters! This is simply an issue of hygiene, and has nothing to do with getting characters in lecherous situations in various states of undress.
Tom Fischbach, author of Twokinds

Nurse Mahiro and Shishio Tokiko... I'm sorry. It's not my characters that are out of control. It's me.
Nobuhiro Watsuki displays refreshing honesty, Busou Renkin chapter notes

Burt Reynolds used to make movies about people's lifestyles. Now he seems more interested in making movies that fit in with his own lifestyle.
Roger Ebert on Stocker Ace

Who said Doctor Who wasn’t capable of putting the willies up you in the 80’s? And that's not me speaking literally in the wake of JNT's memoirs...Enjoy a moment of bondage on JNT as two skinheads are stripped to their boxers and left hanging from a tree.

Pertwee was perhaps the most physical of Doctors, and he was — rather famously — fond of cars. So Planet of the Spiders features an incredibly gratuitous (and pointless) chase sequence that end with the villain mysteriously disappearing... I enjoy a nice car chase every now and then. Of course, it is quite difficult to film an exciting an compelling car chase on the budget of Doctor Who in 1974. And it’s particularly frustrating when the sequence is split across two episodes and makes absolutely no difference to how anything plays out. I think that’s the real problem with the touches that were inserted to appeal to Pertwee’s style of Doctor Who. His fight sequences and his car chases don’t ever actually seem to be important to the grand scheme of the plot. It’s as if somebody mapped out the episode and then tried to shoehorn in these little nods towards Pertwee’s own preferences. So the Doctor is always beating up guards, only to be overpowered when the writers and the director think the scene has gone on long enough.

It's mentioned in the behind-the-scenes footage that Patrick Stewart is a fan of cars and driving in real life, and he would be much happier with the screenplay if it has a scene in it where he drives a dune buggy. Yes, the enlightened Captain Picard — who loves playing flutes, drinking tea and reading Shakespeare — also loves redneck off-roading.

As Henry Ford (sort of) said about his famous Model T, 'You can have any color as long as it’s black. Or, in McMahon’s case, 6’4’’ or taller. Also, not black.

It's none too hard to look at a movie in which (Tom) Cruise is playing an eternally recurring soul, using the power of his mind and memory of his past life to expand his capacity as a human being, unlocking his full potential after endless cycles of repetitive exercises, and think, 'Hmmmm...this reminds me of something.'

Chris: It is weird that Mr. Freeze is smoking a cigar in this scene, though. Like, Arnold, do you like cigars so much that you had to have your guy whose body temperature is 50 degrees below zero using a lighter? Really? Couldn’t have stuck a nicotine patch on for the duration of the movie?
David: I didn’t know Arnold loved cigars, I assumed the writers just wanted to make him look more mob-boss-y. Or set designers, or costumers, or director, or whatever.
Chris: Some Batman expert you are. Didn’t even buy the special Batman Forever four-cover set of the June ’97 Cigar Aficionado.
—Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Batman & Robin

[Jon] Peters was previously a producer on a now-obviously-shelved Superman V film that was written by Kevin Smith. In An Evening With Kevin Smith, Smith revealed that Peters had only three demands of the Superman script, one of which was that it needed to involve 'a giant spider in the third act.' Huh. Weird that, before the script was even written, Peters knew that the story NEEDED a giant spider, but sure, whatever, let's move on.

Peters was also a producer attached to a film based on Neil Gaiman's The Sandman. The source material already existed and was great, and two writers were brought on to write the screenplay, and they were also great, but when Peters came on board, he, having not read the graphic novel, 'had figured out that what the movie needed to be successful was a giant mechanical spider,' according to Gaiman...If Wild Wild West hadn't come along to satisfy Peters' bizarre robo-spider boner, you can bet your ass he'd be trying to cram it into Ali.

Once upon a time, there was a short, bearded man from Southern California who wanted to make a modern fairy tale. He wanted the world to experience his take on Campbellian mytho-archetypes and the movie serials of his youth. He also wanted to make enough money to swim in it like a cowboy-booted Uncle Scrooge. Also, he wanted the world to share his fetish for dismemberment as entertainment.

About an hour later it was lunch and Hermione pulled out some pepper jack cheese, her fave kind of cheese. (AN: mine too!)
Ice Bear, Punk Butt Hermione?

Every series written [by Piers Anthony] post-Xanth-success has a pubescent girl involved with an older man. It's just that thing that happens to science fiction authors where their brain passes its "sell by" date and curdles, and they put their fetishes in every book. I call it Heinlein Syndrome.
cappadocius, rpg.net forums