Literary Birthday - 20 February - Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson was born 20 February 1926, and died 23 June 2013

Five Quotes

  1. I think we’re yearning for something beyond the every day. And I will tell you I don’t believe in the supernatural, I believe in the supernormal. To me there is nothing that goes against nature. If it seems incomprehensible, it’s only because we haven’t been able to understand it yet.
  2. I hope people are reading my work in the future. I hope I have done more than frighten a couple of generations. I hope I’ve inspired a few people one way or another.
  3. I’m sitting in my office trying to squeeze a story from my head. It is that kind of morning when you feel like melting the typewriter into a bar of steel and clubbing yourself to death with it.
  4. I think most writers can never divorce themselves from their private lives and personas; they are the ones that are writing. And the more they remove themselves from their own persona, the more, perhaps, mechanical the work becomes.
  5. I had to write about realistic circumstances. That’s the way my brain works. And I think that gave me a sort of place in the field.

Matheson was an American author and screenwriter. He is best known as the author of What Dreams May Come, and I Am Legend, a 1954 horror novel that has been adapted for the screen four times.

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