Dean Koontz

Dean Ray Koontz (born July 9, 1945) is an American author

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I am my own worst enemy. This, more than any other trait, proves my fundamental humanity.
I realized I was crying. I bit back my grief, blinked back my tears. As I always do.
I would not cry. I do not cry. How bitter do you risk becoming by swallowing too many tears?
I'd give Charles Darwin videotapes of 'Geraldo,' 'Beavis and Butt-head' and 'The McLaughlin Group.' I would be interested in seeing if he still believes in evolution.
In such moments I can't escape the truth that I'm not coping as well as I pretend to be.
Life's mysterious, strange, and full of wonders- and only a fool withdraws from it willingly and lets it pass him by.
Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love.
People couldn't bear to go on living if they faced every cold truth about themselves.
Perhaps extreme danger strips us of all pretenses, all ambitions, all confusions, focusing us more intensely than we are otherwise ever focused, so that we remember what we otherwise spend most of our lives forgetting that our nature and purpose is, more than anything else, to love and to make love, to take joy from the beauty of the world, to live with an awareness that the future is not as real a place for any of us as are the present and the past.
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.
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.
We are an arrogant species, full of terrible potential, but we also have a great capacity for love, friendship, generosity, kindness, faith, hope, and joy.

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