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    I'm not sure my books would translate into movies very easily. So rather than have someone do a terrible job, I haven't been willing to sell them.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: job  movie  book  sell 
     
    I'm not of the opinion that the next logical step for a book is for it to be made into a film.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: opinion  film  book 
     
    There is a contract between the reader and the writer. The readers give me their hard-earned cash, and I have to entertain them.
    — Jasper Fforde
    I hope that in my books there's an undertone of politics, basic tenets of how we should live.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: live  politics  book  hope 
     
    When you're an author, you're always two people. Jasper the writer is different from Jasper the person at home.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: people  author 
     
    Speak to any editor and ask them what they turned down, and they'll have long lists of books.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: book 
     
    When I was about 10 or 11, I realised that people made movies; until then, I had thought they just happened.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: people  thoughts 
     
    If you give children the freedom to do very little, quite a lot will do very little.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: children  freedom  child 
     
    Class clowns become actors.
    — Jasper Fforde
    I started writing because I wanted to write scripts, but I wasn't very good at it. Then I started writing short stories, sort of as treatments for the film scripts, and I found I enjoyed writing short stories far more than I enjoyed writing film scripts. Then the short stories got longer and longer and suddenly, I had novels.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: film  novel  writing  stories  write 
     
    My mind wanders terribly. I'm not wholly annoyed by my daydreaming as it has been immense use to me as regards imaginative thought, but it doesn't help when it comes to concentration. And writing needs concentration - lots of it.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: thoughts  help  mind  writing 
     
    In the creative industries, there are few things more exciting than a zinger - a thought, idea, line, plot device - anything really, that just totally works in a fundamentally new and fresh way. It's like a uniquely lovely melody or a new taste idea in cooking. Something special, something new, something wonderful. They're also very rare.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: work  thoughts  creative  ideas 
     
    Perhaps fantasy offers imaginative escapism more than other genres.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: fantasy 
     
    I just write books, and I do it without any notion of what I should do or shouldn't do.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: book  write 
     
    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.
    — Jasper Fforde
    Take no heed of her.... She reads a lot of books.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: book  read 
     
    I didn't set out to discover a truth. I was actually sent to the Outer Fringes to conduct a chair census and learn some humility. But the truth inevitably found me, as important truths often do, like a lost thought in need of a mind.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: truth  thoughts  humility  lost  mind  learn 
     
    Individual words, sounds, squiggles on paper with no meanings other than those with which our imagination can clothe them.
    — Jasper Fforde
    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.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: simplicity  hope 
     
    Aspects that we consider normal today could very well be repugnant in the future - eating animals, for one thing, or abundant choice, or invasive surgery. I was simply trying to demonstrate that what is acceptable today may not be acceptable forever, and vice-versa.
    — Jasper Fforde
    Prejudice is a product of ignorance that hides behind barriers of tradition.
    — Jasper Fforde
    Yes, and imagine a world where there were no hypothetical situations.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: world  imagine 
     
    In any regime there is always something that one should agree with, and in Shades there are quite a few notions that, on the face of it, seem like a good thing - the strict adherence to good manners, the fact that learning a musical instrument is compulsory, as is dancing, performing musicals and an hour's Useful Work every day in order to properly discharge your duty to society. But a cage is still a cage, irrespective of the nature of its bars.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: nature  work  society  facts  learning 
     
    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
    I could almost see common sense and denial fighting away at each other within her. In the end, denial won, as it so often does.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: fighting  denial 
     
    The inspiration comes from everywhere, from what I grew up with. There's so much silliness and nonsense in the world that we regard as normal working procedure. The satirical point of the view may be to counterpoint that. The way we look at classics has been hijacked by the intelligentsia - Shakespeare is highbrow and seen as something clever people do, which isn't right at all. I basically pull inspiration from everywhere.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: people  world  right 
     
    I collect ex-boyfriends - and more than five, at last count.
    — Jasper Fforde
    Marriage, like spinach and opera, was something I had never thought I would like.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: thoughts  marriage 
     
    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.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: world  real  book 
     
    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.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: book  technology  complex 
     
    After all, reading is arguably a far more creative and imaginative process than writing; when the reader creates emotion in their head, or the colors of the sky during the setting sun, or the smell of a warm summer's breeze on their face, they should reserve as much praise for themselves as they do for the writer - perhaps more.
    — Jasper Fforde
    Words are like leaves,. . .like people really, fond of their own society.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: people  society 
     
    Religion isn't the cause of wars, it's the excuse.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: war 
     
    The Goliath Corporation was to altruism what Genghis Khan was to soft furnishings.
    — Jasper Fforde
    Don't ever call me mad, Mycroft. I'm not mad. I'm just ... well, differently moraled, that's all.
    — Jasper Fforde
    There is much unexplained in the world. It behooves us to be wary at all times. Just when you think you've got the hang of it, along comes string theory, collateralized debt obligations or Björk's new album, and bam! You're as confused as you were when you first started.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: time  world 
     
    Two minds with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: heart  thoughts  mind 
     
    To a great extent, I still write for myself, write what amuses me. Fortunately, I have a quirky sort of strange sense of humor that appeals to other people and that's good. I still sort of write for myself though there are some areas of the book I feel I have to put in and I feel I have to deliver.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: humor  people  book  write 
     
    the best lies to tell are the ones people want to believe
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: people  believe  lies 
     
    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.
    — Jasper Fforde
    tags: work  human  mankind  stories  spirit 
     
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    jasper fforde
    Birth    : January 11, 1961
    Occupation  : Novelist