Quote by Dean Koontz
In my books, I never portray violence as a reasonable solution to a problem. If the lead characters in the story are driven to it, it's at the extreme end of their experience.
This quote highlights the author's stance on violence in their books. The author states that they never depict violence as a viable or sensible solution to problems within their narratives. Even if the lead characters in the story resort to violence, it is portrayed as a last resort or a reaction to extreme circumstances. This statement emphasizes the author's commitment to promoting alternative means of conflict resolution and discouraging violence as a means of problem-solving in their storytelling.
The liberal holds that he is true to the republic when he is true to himself. (It may not be as cozy an attitude as it sounds.) He greets with enthusiasm the fact of the journey, as a dog greets a man's invitation to take a walk. And he acts in the dog's way too, swinging wide, racing ahead, doubling back, covering many miles of territory that the man never traverses, all in the spirit of inquiry and the zest for truth. He leaves a crazy trail, but he ranges far beyond the genteel old party he walks with and he is usually in a better position to discover a skunk.