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Alastair Reynolds quotes: Even monsters are beautiful. Even monsters are beautiful.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: I live each day as it comes." "It's the only way. Pedro I live each day as it comes." "It's the only way. Pedro
Alastair Reynolds quotes: They would continue to live in New Tiamaat, orbiting Crucible. They would continue to live in New Tiamaat, orbiting Crucible.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: Clavain was looking at a hyperpig: a genetic chimera of pig and human. Clavain was looking at a hyperpig: a genetic chimera of pig and human.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: It was a mansion of ghosts and monsters, with ghouls in the shadows and demons scuttling behind the wainscotting. It was a mansion of ghosts and monsters, with ghouls in the shadows and demons scuttling behind the wainscotting.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: We should have brought a torch," he was saying. "We have been to Saturn and back and we didn't bring a torch. We should have brought a torch," he was saying. "We have been to Saturn and back and we didn't bring a torch.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: The next time you need a piece of apparently obscure information, try asking a science fiction writer. You might be surprised. The next time you need a piece of apparently obscure information, try asking a science fiction writer. You might be surprised.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: You look older, son." "Yes, well, some of us have to get on with the business of being alive in the entropic universe. You look older, son." "Yes, well, some of us have to get on with the business of being alive in the entropic universe.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: You didn't weld it shut or anything like that?""Yes, stupid me, I forgot. You didn't weld it shut or anything like that?"
"Yes, stupid me, I forgot.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: I'm always serious about my fun. I I'm always serious about my fun. I
Alastair Reynolds quotes: An idea so dangerous it can't be discussed. I thought we buried all that nonsense back in the Dark Ages. An idea so dangerous it can't be discussed. I thought we buried all that nonsense back in the Dark Ages.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: Some promises are best broken. Trust me on this: I'm a politician. Some promises are best broken. Trust me on this: I'm a politician.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: I think I've reduced the amount of blood in my caffeine system to an acceptable level. I think I've reduced the amount of blood in my caffeine system to an acceptable level.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: At best noise, at worse a potentially damaging input. At best noise, at worse a potentially damaging input.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: As the old saying went, the Manhattan Project wasn't built in a day. Or was that Rome? Something to do with Earth, anyway. As the old saying went, the Manhattan Project wasn't built in a day. Or was that Rome? Something to do with Earth, anyway.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: It's called optimism - but I'm losing the hang of it fast. It's called optimism - but I'm losing the hang of it fast.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: Everything ends,' the Master said. 'That's the beauty of it. Everything ends,' the Master said. 'That's the beauty of it.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: Well," she said, "I see it hasn't got a fuck of a lot better since I was away. Well," she said, "I see it hasn't got a fuck of a lot better since I was away.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: Rise to the occasion. Roar like a lion. Rise to the occasion. Roar like a lion.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: We all have it in us to be something other than what we are, I thought, but we don't often get a glimpse of what we could have been We all have it in us to be something other than what we are, I thought, but we don't often get a glimpse of what we could have been
Alastair Reynolds quotes: I think the danger with using the term 'trilogy' is that it sets up particular expectations in the reader's mind. I think the danger with using the term 'trilogy' is that it sets up particular expectations in the reader's mind.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: Victory loses its meaning without the memory of what you've vanquished. Victory loses its meaning without the memory of what you've vanquished.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: Surely you can hear him now? Surely you can hear him now?
Alastair Reynolds quotes: I am playing in a playground that's already been played in. I am always aware that a lot of the furniture in science fiction is second hand. I am playing in a playground that's already been played in. I am always aware that a lot of the furniture in science fiction is second hand.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: It's one thing to be given a big boxful of theory and quite another to make an engine out of it. It's one thing to be given a big boxful of theory and quite another to make an engine out of it.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: The cards always look different when it's your turn to play them; loaded with subtly different possibilities. The cards always look different when it's your turn to play them; loaded with subtly different possibilities.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: We have worlds to save, Doctor Aziba.""That sounds ... compelling," the physician allowed. We have worlds to save, Doctor Aziba."
"That sounds ... compelling," the physician allowed.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: It is always better to try and fail than not to try. It is always better to try and fail than not to try.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: I couldn't ever write a straight crime novel: there'd be an intrusion of weirdness at some point. I couldn't ever write a straight crime novel: there'd be an intrusion of weirdness at some point.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: And the knowledge that humanity was not alone in the universe would be as relevant to most as the knowledge that protons were built of quarks. And the knowledge that humanity was not alone in the universe would be as relevant to most as the knowledge that protons were built of quarks.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: I'm still bothered by the threat of nuclear war. I'm still bothered by the threat of nuclear war.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: Weapons readiness?" "Nominal," Dalal Weapons readiness?" "Nominal," Dalal
Alastair Reynolds quotes: Nothing had ever existed between us except the possibility of something, and now even that was over. Nothing had ever existed between us except the possibility of something, and now even that was over.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: Sooner or later everything boils down to trust. You just have to make that leap of faith. Sooner or later everything boils down to trust. You just have to make that leap of faith.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: Enjoy it, kid. Enjoy feeling that you can make a difference.' Floyd flashed him a smile. 'It won't last for ever. Enjoy it, kid. Enjoy feeling that you can make a difference.' Floyd flashed him a smile. 'It won't last for ever.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: Wind snapped at me, warm and fragrant. The atmosphere was thick with pollen and micro-organisms, goading my body's ancient defences. Wind snapped at me, warm and fragrant. The atmosphere was thick with pollen and micro-organisms, goading my body's ancient defences.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: It was one of the oldest tricks of mob-management: give them a hate figure. The It was one of the oldest tricks of mob-management: give them a hate figure. The
Alastair Reynolds quotes: Life is precious. Infinitely so. Perhaps it takes a machine intelligence to appreciate that."~"Understanding Space & Time Life is precious. Infinitely so. Perhaps it takes a machine intelligence to appreciate that."
~"Understanding Space & Time
Alastair Reynolds quotes: The first six million years had been all fun and games. The first six million years had been all fun and games.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: It's an ancient technique known as lying, Khouri. It's an ancient technique known as lying, Khouri.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: To be remembered at all is an achievement of sorts. To be remembered at all is an achievement of sorts.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: Weyl curvature tensor ... but consciousness was no Weyl curvature tensor ... but consciousness was no
Alastair Reynolds quotes: Still, it was vision, or at least vision's idiot cousin. Still, it was vision, or at least vision's idiot cousin.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: Humanity is an assemblage of information-processing entities, and in that regard you have potential. Humanity is an assemblage of information-processing entities, and in that regard you have potential.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: I prioritise story over science, but not at the expense of being really stupid about it. I prioritise story over science, but not at the expense of being really stupid about it.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: Masai and elephants. The rest is dust. Masai and elephants. The rest is dust.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: One of the big breakthroughs I had as a writer was when I stopped agonising over every word. One of the big breakthroughs I had as a writer was when I stopped agonising over every word.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: I am not cruel," he said. "Not in the sense you mean. But cruelty is a useful tool if one can only recognise the precise moment when it must be I am not cruel," he said. "Not in the sense you mean. But cruelty is a useful tool if one can only recognise the precise moment when it must be used.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: Behold the wedding gun,' the Ordinator said, holding the box aloft. Behold the wedding gun,' the Ordinator said, holding the box aloft.
Alastair Reynolds quotes: I'm not massively fond of right-wing nutters or war criminals. I'm not massively fond of right-wing nutters or war criminals.