Harry Turtledove: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Harry Turtledove Quotes 

Harry Turtledove, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Harry Turtledove 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 Harry Turtledove’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Harry Turtledove made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favorites: 

About Harry Turtledove

The American novelist Harry Norman Turtledove has published numerous works in several genres, including alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction.

Dr. Harry Turtledove graduated from UCLA with a Ph.D. in Byzantine history in 1977.

Turtledove is known as the “Master of Alternate History”. His work in this genre is characterized by both the creation of original scenarios, such as the survival of the Byzantine Empire and an alien invasion during World War II, and also the treatment of themes previously dealt with by other authors, such as the victory of the South during the American Civil War; and Nazi Germany during World War II.

He is credited with bringing alternate history into the mainstream with his novels. The theme of his alternate history is strong military.

Born: June 14, 1949, Los Angeles, California, The United States
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Popular Quotes

“People were as they were, not not as he wished them to be.”
― Harry Turtledove, The Misplaced Legion

 “…all the pools are going batshit like you wouldn’t believe…. Batshit… It’s a technical term… Fleidermausscheisse, okay?”
Fleidermausscheisse? Kelly silently mouthed the word, and as silently clapped her hands. With a dictionary and patience, she could read scientific German. Thanks to fragments of Yiddish from her folks, she could make a better–not good, but better–stab at speaking it than most of her anglophone peers. But she knew she never would have come up with that particular terminus technicus in a million months of Sundays.”
― Harry Turtledove, Eruption

“That anyone would want to be famous still mystified Colin. As TV had trained him to do, he associated the word with divorces and court appearances and rehab and jail time. He knew more than he wanted about all of those except rehab, and that was the one famous people blew off anyway.”
― Harry Turtledove, Eruption

 “You count snouts,” Straha said. “Whichever side can persuade most snouts to join it prevails. It does not have to be clever. It does not have to be wise. It only needs to be popular.”
― Harry Turtledove, Second Contact

 “…Do you see things in black and white, or are there shades of gray for you?”
“I hope there’s gray…Black and white make things easier, but only if you don’t want to think.”
― Harry Turtledove, In at the Death

 “He said, “You misunderstand. We did not kill the nuggies and the other folk hereabouts. They see us, and then they commonly die.”
“Of what?” I asked.
“Of embarrassment.”
― Harry Turtledove, Atlantis and Other Places: Stories of Alternate History

“Somewhere near the Alamo, a bugle brayed: either that or McCulloch’s men had found some reason to torture a poor, defenseless donkey.”
― Harry Turtledove, Lee at the Alamo

 “He gathered enthusiasm when he thought of the goal, and not the means by which he had accomplished it.”
― Harry Turtledove, Atlantis and Other Places: Stories of Alternate History

“When you thought of permanent oblivion, temporary oblivion was the only foxhole you had.”
― Harry Turtledove, Bombs Away

“Well, I might even get used to the idea that she had no tail.”
― Harry Turtledove, Atlantis and Other Places: Stories of Alternate History

10 Famous Quotes by Author Harry Turtledove

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Harry Turtledove quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Harry Turtledove 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 Harry Turtledove. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Harry Turtledove quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Harry Turtledove Quote 

“If dogs had gods, those they worshiped would wag their tails and bark. If sheep had gods, they would follow woolly deities who grazed. As the world is, almost all folk have many things in common, as if the gods who shaped them were using certain parts of a pattern over and over again. The folk striding towards us through the green, green grass might have been the pattern itself, the pattern from whose rearranged pieces the rest of us had been clumsily reassembled. As bronze, which had brought us here, is an alloy of copper and tin, so I saw that sirens were an alloy of these folk and birds, sphinxes of them and birds and lions, satyrs of them and goats, fauns of them and horses. And I saw that we centaurs blended these folk and horses as well, though in different proportions, as one bronze will differ from another depending on how much is copper and how much tin. Is it any wonder, then, that, on seeing this folk, I at once began to wonder if I had any true right to exist?
“Who are you? What is your folk?” I asked him.
“I am Geraint,” he answered. “I am a man.”
― Harry Turtledove, Atlantis and Other Places: Stories of Alternate History

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