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Dan Simmons quotes: Artists recognize other artists as soon as the pencil begins to move. Artists recognize other artists as soon as the pencil begins to move.
Dan Simmons quotes: You'll have to ask him in the next life," said Sol tiredly. "He's dead. You'll have to ask him in the next life," said Sol tiredly. "He's dead.
Dan Simmons quotes: The past is dead and buried. But I know now that buried things have a way of rising to the surface when one least expects them to. The past is dead and buried. But I know now that buried things have a way of rising to the surface when one least expects them to.
Dan Simmons quotes: The Hegemony had known how to treat cancer, but most of the gene-tailoring knowledge and technology had been lost after the Fall. The Hegemony had known how to treat cancer, but most of the gene-tailoring knowledge and technology had been lost after the Fall.
Dan Simmons quotes: I'm hungry, Raul," she said from the head of the stairs. "Want to go down and see what this old ship's galley can whomp up for lunch? I'm hungry, Raul," she said from the head of the stairs. "Want to go down and see what this old ship's galley can whomp up for lunch?
Dan Simmons quotes: You treat violence as an aberration ... when in truth it is the norm. It is the very essence of the human condition. You treat violence as an aberration ... when in truth it is the norm. It is the very essence of the human condition.
Dan Simmons quotes: It no longer matters who consider themselves the masters of events. Events no longer obey their masters. It no longer matters who consider themselves the masters of events. Events no longer obey their masters.
Dan Simmons quotes: People always pay a lot of money for things that make them stupid. People always pay a lot of money for things that make them stupid.
Dan Simmons quotes: Human philosophy tends to shake down into values which might be categorized as intellectual, religious, moral, and aesthetic. Human philosophy tends to shake down into values which might be categorized as intellectual, religious, moral, and aesthetic.
Dan Simmons quotes: apocalyptic statuary of the post-Hegira expansionist period. I apocalyptic statuary of the post-Hegira expansionist period. I
Dan Simmons quotes: There is something about raising a child that helps to sharpen one's sense of what is real. There is something about raising a child that helps to sharpen one's sense of what is real.
Dan Simmons quotes: The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. I The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. I
Dan Simmons quotes: Life and work revolved around duty, self-respect, and the ultimate value of one's word. Life and work revolved around duty, self-respect, and the ultimate value of one's word.
Dan Simmons quotes: Odd how many suffering members of humankind have faced eternity obsessed with their bowels, their bedsores, or the meagerness of their diets. Odd how many suffering members of humankind have faced eternity obsessed with their bowels, their bedsores, or the meagerness of their diets.
Dan Simmons quotes: In the beginning was the Word.In the end ... past honor, past life, past caring ... In the end will be the Word. In the beginning was the Word.
In the end ... past honor, past life, past caring ...
In the end will be the Word.
Dan Simmons quotes: You stay with her. I'll follow it in. You stay with her. I'll follow it in.
Dan Simmons quotes: I desperately want to talk to her now. I want to ask her who it was who so deftly crafted and shaped the legend that was our love. I desperately want to talk to her now. I want to ask her who it was who so deftly crafted and shaped the legend that was our love.
Dan Simmons quotes: It was as if they had climbed the last hill in creation. It was as if they had climbed the last hill in creation.
Dan Simmons quotes: A society devoted to self-destruction and waste but unwilling to acknowledge its indulgent ways. A society devoted to self-destruction and waste but unwilling to acknowledge its indulgent ways.
Dan Simmons quotes: My intellect was my greatest vanity. My intellect was my greatest vanity.
Dan Simmons quotes: Philosophical poetry by moonlight was all right, but guns that shot straight and true were a necessity. Philosophical poetry by moonlight was all right, but guns that shot straight and true were a necessity.
Dan Simmons quotes: At that point Lord Agamemnon, Atreus' son, began shitting whole goats, laughs Orus, speaking loudly enough that several captains turn to frown at us. At that point Lord Agamemnon, Atreus' son, began shitting whole goats, laughs Orus, speaking loudly enough that several captains turn to frown at us.
Dan Simmons quotes: The whole planet reeks of mysticism without revelation. The whole planet reeks of mysticism without revelation.
Dan Simmons quotes: Love was as hardwired into the structure of the universe as gravity and matter. Love was as hardwired into the structure of the universe as gravity and matter.
Dan Simmons quotes: Yes. But terrible heresies have proven to be grim truths many times before in the longer history of my Church, Sek Hardeen. Yes. But terrible heresies have proven to be grim truths many times before in the longer history of my Church, Sek Hardeen.
Dan Simmons quotes: If there is a God, I thought, it's a painkiller. If there is a God, I thought, it's a painkiller.
Dan Simmons quotes: Womangrove root and firefern lined the banks, and each branch and twisting Womangrove root and firefern lined the banks, and each branch and twisting
Dan Simmons quotes: What, after all, is more real to us than the geography of our childhoods? What, after all, is more real to us than the geography of our childhoods?
Dan Simmons quotes: Designed from DNA to compute, I said, appalled at the thought of Core machines being given the benefit of the doubt when it came to souls. Designed from DNA to compute, I said, appalled at the thought of Core machines being given the benefit of the doubt when it came to souls.
Dan Simmons quotes: The love of violence is an aspect of our humanity. Even the weak wish to be strong primarily so they can wield the whip. The love of violence is an aspect of our humanity. Even the weak wish to be strong primarily so they can wield the whip.
Dan Simmons quotes: Evolution brings human beings. Human beings, through a long and painful process, bring humanity. Evolution brings human beings. Human beings, through a long and painful process, bring humanity.
Dan Simmons quotes: If one is to steal, steal from the forgotten masters. The If one is to steal, steal from the forgotten masters. The
Dan Simmons quotes: Anything which deceives is evil, I believe. Anything which deceives is evil, I believe.
Dan Simmons quotes: Context is to data what water is to a dolphin Context is to data what water is to a dolphin
Dan Simmons quotes: Who, like Crozier, would rather have his kidney stones removed with a spoon than be forced to suffer sermons - Who, like Crozier, would rather have his kidney stones removed with a spoon than be forced to suffer sermons -
Dan Simmons quotes: God is the creature, not the creator. God is the creature, not the creator.
Dan Simmons quotes: Henry James hated epilogues and refused to use them in his fiction. He said that life granted us no "epilogues", so why should art or literature? Henry James hated epilogues and refused to use them in his fiction. He said that life granted us no "epilogues", so why should art or literature?
Dan Simmons quotes: I loved you backward and forward in time. I loved you beyond boundaries of time and space. I loved you backward and forward in time. I loved you beyond boundaries of time and space.
Dan Simmons quotes: Failing tastes of bile and dog vomit. Shame on any man who gets used to that taste. Failing tastes of bile and dog vomit. Shame on any man who gets used to that taste.
Dan Simmons quotes: We are not the only avatars of humanity. Once our computing machines achieved self-consciousness, they became part of this design. We are not the only avatars of humanity. Once our computing machines achieved self-consciousness, they became part of this design.
Dan Simmons quotes: I did not forget that there was a panic button. The problem is simple - when there is real panic, one does not immediately think of buttons. The I did not forget that there was a panic button. The problem is simple - when there is real panic, one does not immediately think of buttons. The
Dan Simmons quotes: [H]istory viewed from the inside is always a dark, digestive mess, far different from the easily recognizable cow viewed from afar by historians. [H]istory viewed from the inside is always a dark, digestive mess, far different from the easily recognizable cow viewed from afar by historians.
Dan Simmons quotes: His imagination was always more real than the reality of daily life. His imagination was always more real than the reality of daily life.
Dan Simmons quotes: Human art, Mahnmut knew, simply transcended human beings. Human art, Mahnmut knew, simply transcended human beings.
Dan Simmons quotes: Poetry is only secondarily about words. Primarily, it is about truth. Poetry is only secondarily about words. Primarily, it is about truth.
Dan Simmons quotes: Entropy is a bitch, Entropy is a bitch,
Dan Simmons quotes: Who was Hitler?' I said.Tyrena smiled slightly. 'An Old Earth politician who did some writing. Who was Hitler?' I said.
Tyrena smiled slightly. 'An Old Earth politician who did some writing.
Dan Simmons quotes: Sol had not known he was lonely until he met Sarai. Sol had not known he was lonely until he met Sarai.
Dan Simmons quotes: There is a war up there where time creaks which spans galaxies and eons back and forward to the Big Bang and the Final Implosion There is a war up there where time creaks which spans galaxies and eons back and forward to the Big Bang and the Final Implosion
Dan Simmons quotes: People scream and run for coyer. People scream and run for coyer.
Dan Simmons quotes: In an interstellar society where the Church ruled all but absolutely, news awaited not only independent confirmation but official permission to exist. In an interstellar society where the Church ruled all but absolutely, news awaited not only independent confirmation but official permission to exist.
Dan Simmons quotes: But I think, and hope, that the novels can be understood and enjoyed as science fiction, on their own terms. But I think, and hope, that the novels can be understood and enjoyed as science fiction, on their own terms.
Dan Simmons quotes: In the end, thought Sol, past logic and hope, it is dreams and the love of those dearest to us that form Abraham's answer to God. In the end, thought Sol, past logic and hope, it is dreams and the love of those dearest to us that form Abraham's answer to God.
Dan Simmons quotes: - Was I a swordsman then? sends Johnny. Or a poet? [Yes There is never one without the other] - Was I a swordsman then? sends Johnny. Or a poet? [Yes There is never one without the other]
Dan Simmons quotes: A hero. You want to be one of those rare human beings who make history, rather than merely watch it flow around them like water around a rock. A hero. You want to be one of those rare human beings who make history, rather than merely watch it flow around them like water around a rock.
Dan Simmons quotes: The day is perfect and I hate it for being so. The day is perfect and I hate it for being so.
Dan Simmons quotes: At that moment I would have welcomed spider-rats nibbling on my toes about as much as the idea of chatting with a missionary priest. At that moment I would have welcomed spider-rats nibbling on my toes about as much as the idea of chatting with a missionary priest.
Dan Simmons quotes: Odd how the daily imperatives persist even in the face of collective disaster. Odd how the daily imperatives persist even in the face of collective disaster.
Dan Simmons quotes: No one wants to pay for a look at another person's angst. No one wants to pay for a look at another person's angst.
Dan Simmons quotes: Sometimes," said General Morpurgo, taking her hand, "dreams are all that separate us from the machines. Sometimes," said General Morpurgo, taking her hand, "dreams are all that separate us from the machines.
Dan Simmons quotes: The young remember most deeply The young remember most deeply
Dan Simmons quotes: To be a true poet is to become God. To be a true poet is to become God.
Dan Simmons quotes: Pain has been with him since birth - the universe's gift to a poet ... Pain has been with him since birth - the universe's gift to a poet ...
Dan Simmons quotes: Quality wine, Scotch, and coffee had been the three irreplaceable commodities after the death of Old Earth. Quality wine, Scotch, and coffee had been the three irreplaceable commodities after the death of Old Earth.
Dan Simmons quotes: We will revel in hardships and welcome strangeness. We will revel in hardships and welcome strangeness.
Dan Simmons quotes: Alone with the Morlocks, thought Silenus. But not even Morlocks for company in the end. Only my muse. There Alone with the Morlocks, thought Silenus. But not even Morlocks for company in the end. Only my muse. There
Dan Simmons quotes: Merely to live without a pain Is little gladness, little gain, Ah, welcome joy tho' mixt with grief The thorn-set flower that crowns the leaf. Merely to live without a pain Is little gladness, little gain, Ah, welcome joy tho' mixt with grief
The thorn-set flower that crowns the leaf.
Dan Simmons quotes: I know the fucking Bible, and there ain't no fucking Book of Leviathan. I know the fucking Bible, and there ain't no fucking Book of Leviathan.
Dan Simmons quotes: She returned, trailing clouds of glory which quickly dissipated in the mundane flow of sensory trivia. She returned, trailing clouds of glory which quickly dissipated in the mundane flow of sensory trivia.
Dan Simmons quotes: So many important things pass quickly without being understood at the time. So many powerful moments are buried beneath the absurd So many important things pass quickly without being understood at the time. So many powerful moments are buried beneath the absurd
Dan Simmons quotes: He was, in other words, a careful man with careless impulses. He was, in other words, a careful man with careless impulses.
Dan Simmons quotes: Life is brutal that way ... the loss of irrecoverable moments amid trivia and distraction. Life is brutal that way ... the loss of irrecoverable moments amid trivia and distraction.
Dan Simmons quotes: Later, when the battles are won and the world is theirs, I will tell them about her. I will sing to them of Siri. Later, when the battles are won and the world is theirs, I will tell them about her. I will sing to them of Siri.
Dan Simmons quotes: All good things beyond sleep come precisely because we defy gravity while we live. All good things beyond sleep come precisely because we defy gravity while we live.
Dan Simmons quotes: Mystery. The strangeness of place so necessary to some creative spirits. A perfect mixture of the classical utopia and the pagan mystery. Mystery. The strangeness of place so necessary to some creative spirits. A perfect mixture of the classical utopia and the pagan mystery.
Dan Simmons quotes: But it's not just a game of finding literary references. But it's not just a game of finding literary references.
Dan Simmons quotes: Life doesn't retreat. Life doesn't retreat.
Dan Simmons quotes: Among us we represent islands of time as well as separate oceans of perspective. Among us we represent islands of time as well as separate oceans of perspective.
Dan Simmons quotes: Doing a life study while drunk and in the process of being seduced is never a formula for quality art. Doing a life study while drunk and in the process of being seduced is never a formula for quality art.
Dan Simmons quotes: The shortest route to courage is absolute ignorance. The shortest route to courage is absolute ignorance.
Dan Simmons quotes: It had long been accepted that if a species put mankind on its food-chain menu the species would be extinct before long. It had long been accepted that if a species put mankind on its food-chain menu the species would be extinct before long.
Dan Simmons quotes: Fate and victory shift ... now this way, now that way like a line of unarmored men under a hail of enemy arrows. Fate and victory shift ... now this way, now that way
like a line of unarmored men under a hail of enemy arrows.