Michael Moorcock’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Michael Moorcock Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Michael Moorcock, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Michael Moorcock you will find my Ten favourites of Michael Moorcock’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“Time is the enemy of identity”
― Michael Moorcock

 “We must be bound to one another then,” Elric murmured despairingly. “Bound by hell-forged chains and fate-haunted circumstance. Well, then—let it be thus so—and men will have cause to tremble and flee when they hear the names of Elric of Melinbone and Stormbringer, his sword. We are two of a kind—produced by an age which has deserted us. Let us give this age cause to hate us!”
― Michael Moorcock, Elric: The Stealer of Souls

“And now, Elric had told three lies. The first concerned his cousin Yyrkoon. The second concerned the Black Sword. The third concerned Cymoril. And upon those three lies was Elric’s destiny to be built, for it is only about things which concern us most profoundly that we lie clearly and with profound conviction.”
― Michael Moorcock, The Elric Saga Part I

 “What happened to fantasy for me is what also happened to rock and roll. It found a common denominator for making maximum money. As a result, it lost its tensions, its anger, its edginess and turned into one big cup of cocoa.”
― Michael Moorcock

 “I think of myself as a bad writer with big ideas, but I’d rather be that than a big writer with bad ideas.”
― Michael Moorcock, Elric: The Stealer of Souls

 “Is the prisoner a prisoner because he lives in a cage or because he knows that he lives in a cage?”
― Michael Moorcock, The Dancers at the End of Time

“Treasures are not won by care and forethought
but by swift slaying and reckless attack.”
― Michael Moorcock

 “Legends are best left as legends and attempts to make them real are rarely successful”
― Michael Moorcock, Elric of Melniboné

“The book trade invented literary prizes to stimulate sales, not to reward merit.”
― Michael Moorcock

“It’s History that’s caused all the troubles in the past.”
― Michael Moorcock

10 Famous Quotes by Author Michael Moorcock

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Michael Moorcock, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Michael Moorcock.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Michael Moorcock. 

One Final Bonus – Michael Moorcock Quote 

“Elric knew that everything that existed had its opposite. In danger he might find peace. And yet, of course, in peace there was danger. Being an imperfect creature in an imperfect world he would always know paradox. And that was why in paradox there was always a kind of truth. That was why philosophers and soothsayers flourished. In a perfect world there would be no place for them. In an imperfect world the mysteries were always without solution and that was why there was always a great choice of solutions.”

― Michael Moorcock, The Elric Saga Part I

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