Alan Lightman

Alan Lightman

American physicist, essayist and writer
I have a number of vague ideas where I just have the core or kernel of the idea. I feel like I need some time for my mind to fill up again. I feel empty. Right now.More Alan Lightman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I picked such seemingly disparate essays, I thought it was important to say what was the guiding principle in the selection rather than focus on any one essay. I reached for some principle that had been subconscious in me and lifted it into consciousness. Authenticity and sincerity were the most important unifying principles of all these apparently different essays.More Alan Lightman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you over-plot your book you strangle your characters. Your characters have to have enough freedom and life to be able to surprise you.More Alan Lightman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think Joe Leiberman has been one of the leaders of the country... people have such a broad respect for him as a moral force.More Alan Lightman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I re-read a lot of books that I like a lot. There are some books that I try to reread every couple of years. A good book changes for you every few years because you are in a different place in your own life.More Alan Lightman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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