This flattery has been rather slow in coming. I think all of sudden late in life now I'm getting some credit for what I've done. Which is gratifying, but it's kind of a little late.
More Quotes from Jack Vance:But I'm so slow on it because I find it terribly hard writing blind on computers. The computer speaks to me, but it's just so slow, I'm so terribly slow using it.
In fact, almost every job you get somebody watching you.
It seems to limit you; when you're working in an office, you're a creature in a small cell under somebody's supervision and surveillance.
As I mentioned, I was a carpenter for a time.
I do read books. I suppose it's more or less the same thing, but at least I'm alone and I'm an individual. I can stop anytime I want, which I frequently do.
I thought that automobiles were going to have mufflers and go fast and airplanes were going to fly fast.
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