Quotes: stakes

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  • Brandon Lee
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    Action-adventure, that genre, only works for me if you can care about the characters. If the hero's not taking some kind of a journey, then there are no stakes - and no stakes, then you don't care if he lives or dies, wins or loses.
  • Buzz Aldrin
    Buzz Aldrin
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    I'm urging NASA to foster the development of what I call 'runway landers.' No, that's not the name of a high stakes gambler from Vegas. It's a type of spacecraft that flies to orbit like the retiring Shuttles but then glides to a landing like an airplane on a runway. Just like the Shuttles do.
  • In plotting a book, my goal is to raise the stakes for the characters and, in so doing, keep the reader mesmerized.
  • Douglas Adams
    Douglas Adams
    British science-fiction writer 1952-
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    In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.
  • Cass Sunstein
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    One lesson is that if you want to predict voter turnout, you should ask whether at least one candidate is attracting high levels of enthusiasm - not whether the stakes are high, or even perceived to be high. That fits the historical pattern.
  • Carol Berg
    Carol Berg
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    Some reviewers call my stories dark - and yes, there is violence and angst, and the stakes are high - but I like to think that the endings are satisfying and hopeful.
  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas Fuller
    English preacher and writer 1608-1661
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    Though bachelors be the strongest stakes, married men are the best binders, in the hedge of the commonwealth.
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