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41 Best Rod Serling Quotes From The Twilight Zone Writer

The Twilight Zone series is as beautiful as a twilit sky

Rod Serling is a playwright, screenwriter, narrator, and television producer known for his popular anthology TV series and live television dramas from the 1950s.

Serling was loved by American audiences for his madly popular 'Twilight Zone' series. Serling also had an active involvement in politics.

Rod Serling was an intense individual who would smoke a couple of packs of cigarettes a day and was known to lie awake in bed, coming up with his best ideas. Apparently, he rarely touched a typewriter, preferring to dictate his scripts to maintain the idea's vividly. 'The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street' is one of the most famous episodes from his entire series.

Below are some of Serling's refreshing quotes; if you like these, you might also like to read our 'Twilight Zone' quotes and [Marlon Brando quotes].

Twilight Zone Rod Serling

The series witnesses an undying romance between two very different classes similar to the sun and the moon.

Mentioned below are some of the famous Serling's quotes.

1. "In almost everything I've written, there is a thread of this: man's seemingly palpable need to dislike someone other than himself."

- Rod Serling.

2. "For civilization to survive, the human race has to remain civilized."

- Rod Serling.

3. "There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices - to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all its own."

- Rod Serling.

4. "It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper."

- Rod Serling.

5. "Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull."

- Rod Serling.

6. "The Dachaus, the Belsens, the Buchenwalds, the Auschwitzes -all of them. They must remain standing because they are a monument to a moment in time when some men decided to turn the earth into a graveyard."

- Rod Serling.

7. "The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout."

- Rod Serling.

8. "Coming up with ideas is the easiest thing on earth. Putting them down is the hardest."

- Rod Serling.

9. "The ultimate obscenity is not caring, not doing something about what you feel, not feeling! Just drawing back and drawing in; becoming narcissistic."

- Rod Serling.

10. "Human beings must involve themselves in the anguish of other human beings."

- Rod Serling.

Rod Serling Twilight Zone Quotes

Mentioned below are Serling's quotes from 'Twilight Zone' quotes.

11. "Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science Fiction is the improbable made possible."

- Rod Serling.

12. "You're traveling through another dimension -- a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind."

- Rod Serling.

13. " And the moment we forget this, the moment we cease to be haunted by its remembrance, then we become the gravediggers. Something to dwell on and to remember, not only in the Twilight Zone."

- Rod Serling.

14. "And what I further don't understand is how little you appreciate the nature of your departure. Think of all the poor souls who go in violent accidents."

- Rod Serling.

15. "All the Dachaus must remain standing."

- Rod Serling.

16. "The ultimate obscenity is not caring, not doing something about what you feel, not feeling! Just drawing back and drawing in, becoming narcissistic."

- Rod Serling.

17. "For the record, suspicion can kill, and prejudice can destroy. And a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all its own, for the children and the children yet unborn."

- Rod Serling.

18. "The ultimate obscenity is not caring, not doing something about what you feel, not feeling! Just drawing back and drawing in, becoming narcissistic."

- Rod Serling.

19. "Every man is put on earth condemned to die. Time and method of execution unknown."

- Rod Serling.

20. "It may be said with a degree of assurance that not everything that meets the eye is as it appears."

- Rod Serling.

Rod Serling Twilight Zone Intro Quotes

Mentioned below are Rod Serling 'Twilight Zone' introduction quotes.

21. "If in any quest for magic, in any search for sorcery, witchery, legerdemain, first check the human spirit."

- Rod Serling.

22. "Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull."

- Rod Serling.

23. "Ladies and Gentlemen, you're entering the wondrous dimension of imagination- next stop The Twilight Zone."

- Rod Serling.

24. "You see. No shock. No engulfment. No tearing asunder. What you feared would come like an explosion is like a whisper. What you thought was the end is the beginning."

- Rod Serling.

25. "There is nothing in the dark that isn't there when the lights are on."

- Rod Serling.

26. "Some people possess talent, others are possessed by it. When that happens, a talent becomes a curse."

- Rod Serling.

27. "It has forever been thus: So long as men write what they think, then all of the other freedoms."

- Rod Serling.

28. "Being like everybody is the same as being nobody."

- Rod Serling.

29. "Any state, any entity, any ideology that fails to recognize the worth, the dignity, the rights of man, that state is obsolete."

- Rod Serling.

30. "The worst aspect of our time is prejudice...In almost everything I've written, there is a thread of this - man's seemingly palpable need to dislike someone other than himself."

- Rod Serling.

Rod Serling Science Fiction

Science fictions take you to a whole new world.

Mentioned below are Serling's quotes related to science fiction.

31. "We're developing a new citizenry. One that will be very selective about cereals and automobiles, but won't be able to think."

- Rod Serling.

32. "You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind."

- Rod Serling.

33. "In his grave, we praise him for his decency - but when he walked among us, we responded with no decency of our own."

- Rod Serling.

34. "There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge."

- Rod Serling.

35. "Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science Fiction is the improbable made possible."

- Rod Serling.

36. "If you need drugs to be a good writer, you are not a good writer."

- Rod Serling.

37. "Any state, any entity, any ideology that fails to recognize the worth, the dignity, the rights of man, that state is obsolete."

- Rod Serling.

38. "The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices."

- Rod Serling.

39. "If you write, fix pipes, grade papers, lay bricks or drive a taxi - do it with a sense of pride. And do it the best you know how."

- Rod Serling.

40. "This highway leads to the shadowy tip of reality: you're on a through route to the land of the different, the bizarre, the unexplainable...Go as far as you like on this road. Its limits are only those of mind itself."

- Rod Serling.

41. "According to the Bible, God created the heavens and the Earth. It is man’s prerogative - and woman’s - to create their own particular and private hell."

- Rod Serling.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for the best Rod Serling quotes from the 'Twilight Zone' writer, then why not take a look at Nicholas Sparks quotes, or Salman Rushdie quotes.

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