A book may only be judged for what it is, not what you'd like it to be.
(7 January 2007)
A writer who does not write is nothing. One may as well be a fisherman who doesn't fish, a stripper who doesn't strip, or a beggar who doesn't beg.Caitlín R. Kiernan
The writing of a novel or short story or poem or whatever should elevate the audience, not drag the writer down to some level beneath herself. And she — the author — should fight always to prevent that dragging down, especially when the only possible benefit of allowing it to happen is monetary.Caitlín R. Kiernan
Art should never be a slave to commerce, but for all working artists that's exactly what it must be.Caitlín R. Kiernan
Magick may be no more than the willful invocation of awe.Caitlín R. Kiernan
If there must be resolution and explanation, it must be something worth its weight in mystery. Most times, I'd be content with the mystery.Caitlín R. Kiernan
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man will poke out his eye to fit in.Caitlín R. Kiernan