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    Stay low, stay quiet, keep it simple, don't expect too much, enjoy what you have.
    — Dean Koontz
    Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: dog 
     
    I'm small, I'm young- and I'm so different. You've always respected that difference, and you've always trusted it. Trust me now. There's a reason I am the way I am, and there's a reason I was born to you. There's always a reason. We belong together.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: trust 
     
    The heart is an artist that paints over what profoundly disturbs it, leaving on the canvas a less dark, less sharp version of the truth.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: truth  heart  dark  artist 
     
    Given my heritage and the ordeal of my childhood, I sometimes wonder why I myself am not insane. Maybe I am.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: wonder  childhood 
     
    As long as I have laughter, I am not without hope
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: laughter  hope 
     
    When we hope, we usually hope for the wrong thing.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: wrong  hope 
     
    There are no explanations for human evil. Only excuses.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: evil  human 
     
    If we were always conscious of the fact that people precious to us are frighteningly mortal, hanging not even by a thread, but by a wisp of gossamer, perhaps we would be kinder to them and more grateful for the love and friendship they give to us.
    — Dean Koontz
    If one's friends do not openly laugh at him, they are not in fact his friends.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: friends  facts 
     
    Even as a child, she had preferred night to day, had enjoyed sitting out in the yard after sunset, under the star-speckled sky listening to frogs and crickets. Darkness soothed. It softened the sharp edges of the world, toned down the too-harsh colors. With the coming of twilight, the sky seemed to recede; the universe expanded. The night was bigger than the day, and in its realm, life seemed to have more possibilities.
    — Dean Koontz
    Where there is cake, there is hope. And there is always cake.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: hope 
     
    Humanity is a parade of fools, and I am at the front of it, twirling a baton.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: humanity  fools 
     
    Please, don't torture me with cliches. If you're going to try to intimidate me, have the courtesy to go away for a while, acquire a better education, improve your vocabulary, and come back with some fresh metaphors.
    — Dean Koontz
    Do as little harm to others as you can; make any sacrifice for your true friends; be responsible for yourself and ask nothing of others; and grab all the fun you can. Don't give much thought to yesterday, don't worry about tomorrow, live in the moment, and trust that your existence has meaning even when the world seems to be all blind chance and chaos. When life lands a hammer blow in your face, do your best to respond to the hammer as if it had been a cream pie.
    — Dean Koontz
    From time to time, I do consider that I might be mad. Like any self-respecting lunatic, however, I am always quick to dismiss any doubts about my sanity.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: time  doubt 
     
    Human beings can always be relied upon to exert, with vigor, their God-given right to be stupid.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: human  right 
     
    She was fascinated with words. To her, words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combined with other words to create powerful spells.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: beauty  powerful 
     
    Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion, and empathy.
    — Dean Koontz
    Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: heart  soul  dog  prayer  meditation  mind 
     
    Intuition is seeing with the soul.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: soul  seeing  intuition 
     
    Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life--and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: world  friends  hope 
     
    The things we worry about the most are never the things that bite us. The sharpest teeth always take their nip of us when we are looking the other way.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: worries 
     
    Change isn't easy. Changing the way you live means changing the way you think, means changing what you believe about life. That's hard.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: live  believe 
     
    When we make our own misery we sometimes cling to it even when we want so bad to change, because misery is something we know. The misery is comfortable.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: bad  misery 
     
    Now take my hand and hold it tight. I will not fail you here tonight, For failing you, I fail myself And place my soul upon a shelf In Hell's library without light. I will not fail you here tonight.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: soul  hell  library  fail 
     
    Nothing is worse than being alone on the evening of the day when one's cow has exploded.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: alone 
     
    For the likes of you, the path to happiness is one mean son of a bitch of a path.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: happiness  path  son 
     
    In this world only the paranoid survive.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: world 
     
    This world, which has the potential to be Eden, is instead the hell before Hell. In our arrogance, we have made it so.
    — Dean Koontz
    In an infinite universe, anything that could be imagined might somewhere exist.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: universe 
     
    Every life is complicated, every mind a kingdom of unmapped mysteries.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: mystery  mind 
     
    In self- defense and in defense of the innocent, cowardice is the only sin.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: sin 
     
    Books were this wonderful escape for me because I could open a book and disappear into it, and that was the only way out of that house when I was a kid.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: book  kids 
     
    If dogs talked, one of them would be president by now. Everybody likes dogs.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: dog 
     
    It will all be better in the end and if it is not better then it must not be the end yet
    — Dean Koontz
    Human beings are such knotted, desperate pieces of work-it's a rare thing to know one completely, to the core, and still love him.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: human 
     
    No one can grant you happiness. Happiness is a choice we all have the power to make.
    — Dean Koontz
    tags: happiness  power  choice 
     
    On the Road that I have taken, one day walking I awaken, amazed to see where I've come, where I'm going, where I'm from.
    — Dean Koontz
    We are not strangers to ourselves, we only try to be.
    — Dean Koontz
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    dean koontz
    Birth    : July 9, 1945
    Occupation  : Author