Gene Wolfe Quotes

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Gene Wolfe quotes: Time turns our lies into truth Time turns our lies into truth
Gene Wolfe quotes: When a gift is deserved, it is not a gift but a payment. When a gift is deserved, it is not a gift but a payment.
Gene Wolfe quotes: I was young, so that I desired high things only. I was young, so that I desired high things only.
Gene Wolfe quotes: What a man knows hardly matters. It is what he does. What a man knows hardly matters. It is what he does.
Gene Wolfe quotes: Weak people believe what is forced on them. Strong people what they wish to believe, forcing that to be real. Weak people believe what is forced on them. Strong people what they wish to believe, forcing that to be real.
Gene Wolfe quotes: Awake! for Morning in the Bowl of Night, Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to. Flight. Awake! for Morning in the Bowl of Night, Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to. Flight.
Gene Wolfe quotes: As I drew breath, I heard bone snap - a horrible sound, but a joyful one because the bone was not mine. As I drew breath, I heard bone snap - a horrible sound, but a joyful one because the bone was not mine.
Gene Wolfe quotes: Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard. Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.
Gene Wolfe quotes: I was miserable before I knew I was no longer happy I was miserable before I knew I was no longer happy
Gene Wolfe quotes: Magic," Martha whispered breathlessly, "is diplomacy. It isn't just saying the words. It's who says them, how he says them, and when he says them. Magic," Martha whispered breathlessly, "is diplomacy. It isn't just saying the words. It's who says them, how he says them, and when he says them.
Gene Wolfe quotes: One of the easiest ways to dominate a man is to demand something he cannot supply. One of the easiest ways to dominate a man is to demand something he cannot supply.
Gene Wolfe quotes: I have seldom found a lot to love about my fellow human beings, even when I liked them; I have seldom found a lot to love about my fellow human beings, even when I liked them;
Gene Wolfe quotes: We have treatments for disturbed persons, Nicholas. But, at least for the time being, we have no treatment for disturbing persons. We have treatments for disturbed persons, Nicholas. But, at least for the time being, we have no treatment for disturbing persons.
Gene Wolfe quotes: I take his gold. I'm hated for that by men who would grovel for it, were it offered to them. Myt-ser I take his gold. I'm hated for that by men who would grovel for it, were it offered to them. Myt-ser
Gene Wolfe quotes: There is no limit to stupidity. - Space itself is said to be bounded by its own curvature, but stupidity continues beyond infinity. There is no limit to stupidity. - Space itself is said to be bounded by its own curvature, but stupidity continues beyond infinity.
Gene Wolfe quotes: We call for night to hide our acts, But Night, a god, gives God the facts. We call for night to hide our acts, But Night, a god, gives God the facts.
Gene Wolfe quotes: There is no magic. There is only knowledge, more or less hidden. There is no magic. There is only knowledge, more or less hidden.
Gene Wolfe quotes: Powerful is the charm of words, which for us reduces to manageable entities all the passions that would otherwise madden and destroy us. Powerful is the charm of words, which for us reduces to manageable entities all the passions that would otherwise madden and destroy us.
Gene Wolfe quotes: I rejoiced in the flaws that made her more real to me I rejoiced in the flaws that made her more real to me
Gene Wolfe quotes: If you know anything of science, madame, you must know that water is but ice given energy. If you know anything of science, madame, you must know that water is but ice given energy.
Gene Wolfe quotes: One can't found a novel theology on Nothing, and nothing is so secure a foundation as a contradiction. One can't found a novel theology on Nothing, and nothing is so secure a foundation as a contradiction.
Gene Wolfe quotes: his body close to the ground, he turned and his body close to the ground, he turned and
Gene Wolfe quotes: Time turns our lies into truths. Time turns our lies into truths.
Gene Wolfe quotes: We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last. We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
Gene Wolfe quotes: The best offense is a good defense, but a bad defense is offensive. The best offense is a good defense, but a bad defense is offensive.
Gene Wolfe quotes: My definition of good literature is that which can be read by an educated reader, and reread with increased pleasure. My definition of good literature is that which can be read by an educated reader, and reread with increased pleasure.
Gene Wolfe quotes: I am filthy. So is Doris, but we'll bathe and change clothes and be clean. Your filth is within you. If it were gone, you'd collapse. I am filthy. So is Doris, but we'll bathe and change clothes and be clean. Your filth is within you. If it were gone, you'd collapse.
Gene Wolfe quotes: Nations are like men - growing old, never young. My son had the misfortune to be a young man of an old nation. Nations are like men - growing old, never young. My son had the misfortune to be a young man of an old nation.
Gene Wolfe quotes: God is the nest we build together. God is the nest we build together.
Gene Wolfe quotes: There's a certain kind of lonely man who rejects love, because he believes that anyone who offers it wouldn't be a lover worth having. There's a certain kind of lonely man who rejects love, because he believes that anyone who offers it wouldn't be a lover worth having.
Gene Wolfe quotes: Every woman is her true age when she sleeps. Every woman is her true age when she sleeps.
Gene Wolfe quotes: He is the oldest of our sons, and although I loved him, I did not like him. He is the oldest of our sons, and although I loved him, I did not like him.
Gene Wolfe quotes: You can't order the waves to be silent, madame," Baldanders told her. "They are coming, and they are bitter with salt. You can't order the waves to be silent, madame," Baldanders told her. "They are coming, and they are bitter with salt.
Gene Wolfe quotes: He paused, and I knew he was delving again in a mind larger and darker than even his great library. He paused, and I knew he was delving again in a mind larger and darker than even his great library.
Gene Wolfe quotes: Online publication is fine with me, in part because I hope to collect those stories later. Online publication is fine with me, in part because I hope to collect those stories later.
Gene Wolfe quotes: You never learn how to write a novel. You just learn how to write the novel that you're writing. You never learn how to write a novel. You just learn how to write the novel that you're writing.
Gene Wolfe quotes: That we are capable only of being what we are remains our unforgivable sin. That we are capable only of being what we are remains our unforgivable sin.
Gene Wolfe quotes: My rule is never save bits. They get the way, and you don't think of anything new. Put 'em in. Make a big mess. My rule is never save bits. They get the way, and you don't think of anything new. Put 'em in. Make a big mess.
Gene Wolfe quotes: It is well, I think, for us to learn to tell evil from good; but it has its price, as everything does. We leave our evil friend behind. It is well, I think, for us to learn to tell evil from good; but it has its price, as everything does. We leave our evil friend behind.
Gene Wolfe quotes: I nodded and grasped the woman by the arm; the cataphracts released her and turned away like silver automata. I nodded and grasped the woman by the arm; the cataphracts released her and turned away like silver automata.
Gene Wolfe quotes: Catch Catodon ... cast out his conation. Catch Catodon ... cast out his conation.
Gene Wolfe quotes: Before you ask more questions, think about whether you really want to know the answers. Before you ask more questions, think about whether you really want to know the answers.