Book Quote: “I Do Not Believe That I Am…”



It is safe to assume that Edgar Rice Burroughs will always be best remembered as the author of Tarzan Of The Apes, and the creator of its titular hero who has appeared in numerous on screen adaptations, radio broadcasts, and comics. But there’s also no denying how influential his science fantasy works in the form of the Barsoom series has been. Many luminaries of science fiction literature, including Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke, have cited Burroughs as an influence.

Below is one of my favourite quotes from A Princess Of Mars, the first instalment of the Barsoom series. You may be aware that it was adapted into a big screen Hollywood movie by Disney in 2012 called John Carter.


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I do not believe that I am made of the stuff which constitutes heroes, because, in all of the hundreds of instances that my voluntary acts have placed me face to face with death, I cannot recall a single one where any alternative step to that I took occurred to me until many hours later.

Edgar Rice Burroughs
A Princess Of Mars


Keep your eyes peeled for a review of A Princess Of Mars in the not to distant future.

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