Fritz Leiber: Author Bio About and Best Quotes


Ten of My Favorite Fritz Leiber Quotes 

Fritz Leiber, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Fritz Leiber quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Fritz Leiber’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Fritz Leiber made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favorites: 

About Fritz Leiber

He was one of the more interesting young writers who came into HP Lovecraft’s orbit, and some of his best early short fiction is horror rather than science fiction. When he wrote the first sword-and-sorcery adventure featuring the large sensitive barbarian Fafhrd and the small street-smart-ish Gray Mouser, he found his mature voice. At various points in his career, he used this series for farce and sometimes for gloomy mood pieces–The Swords of Lankhmar is perhaps the best single collection of their adventures. Among Leviber’s science fiction works is the planet-smashing The Wanderer in which a large cast mostly survive floods, fires, and the sexual attention of feline aliens, and the satire A Spectre is Haunting Texas about a gangling, exoskeleton-clad actor from the Moon who leads a revolution and finds his true love. Leiber’s late short fiction and the fine horror novel Our Lady of Darkness combine autobiographical themes like depression and alcoholism with meditations on the emotional content of fantastic novels. The capacity of Leiber for unending self-reinvention and productive self-examination enabled him to stay ahead of his generation of sci-fi writers until his death.

Born: December 24, 1910, Chicago, Illinois, The United States
Died: September 05, 1992
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Popular Quotes

“There are vampires and vampires, and not all of them suck blood.”
― Fritz Leiber, The Girl with the Hungry Eyes, and Other Stories

 “The dark dangerous forest is still there, my friends. Beyond the space of the astronauts and the astronomers, beyond the dark, tangled regions of Freudian and Jungian psychiatry, beyond the dubious psi-realms of Dr. Rhine, beyond the areas policed by the commissars and priests and motivations-research men, far, far beyond the mad, beat, half-hysterical laughter… the utterly unknown still is and the eerie and ghostly lurk, as much wrapped in mystery as ever.”
― Fritz Leiber

“The Mouser sighed. The moment had come, he knew, as it always did, when outward circumstances and inner urges commanded an act, when curiosity and fascination tipped the scale of caution, when the lure of a vision and an adventure became so great and deep-hooking that he must respond to it or have his inmost self-respect eaten away.”
― Fritz Leiber, Swords in the Mist

 “The right to take a chance, the right to suffer. The right to be unwise, the right to die. These aims are hateful to the government, which values ever frightened mouse and falling sparrow as equal to a tiger burning bright.”
― Fritz Leiber, The Wanderer

 “The result is … that there’s no room left in the world for the weird – though plenty for crude, contemptuous, wisecracking, fun-poking imitations of it.”
― Fritz Leiber, Heroes and Horrors

 “There we were, a small bunch of rather bright and fortunate young people, thinking ourselves somehow special and exceptional, but really very naive.”
― Fritz Leiber

“I ask you now, is any little thing like being damned eternally a satisfactory excuse for behaving like a complete rat?”
― Fritz Leiber, The Night of the Long Knives and Other Works

 “I’ll never stop writing. It’s one occupation in which being crazy, even senile, might help.”
― Fritz Leiber, The Best of Fritz Leiber

“He who lies artistically, treads closer to the truth than ever he knows.”
― Fritz Leiber

“Better freedom and a chilly road than a warm hearth and servitude.”
― Fritz Leiber

10 Famous Quotes by Author Fritz Leiber

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Fritz Leiber quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Fritz Leiber quote below and sharing our favorite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Fritz Leiber. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Fritz Leiber quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Fritz Leiber Quote 

“Franz said ‘Your picture, Viki, suggests that sense of breaking-up we feel in the modern world. Families, nations, classes, other loyalty groups falling apart. Things changing before you get to know them. Death on the installment plan – or decay by jumps. Instantaneous birth. Something out of nothing. Reality replacing science fiction so fast that you can’t tell which is which. Constant sense of deja-vu – ‘I was here before, but when, how?’ Even the possibility that there’s no real continuity between events, just inexplicable gaps. And of course every gap – every crack – means a new perching place for horror.”
― Fritz Leiber

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