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Iain Banks quotes: Fuck every cause that ends in murder and children crying. Fuck every cause that ends in murder and children crying.
Iain Banks quotes: All reality is a game. All reality is a game.
Iain Banks quotes: It was the day my grandmother exploded. It was the day my grandmother exploded.
Iain Banks quotes: A lot of what the 'Culture' is about is a reaction to all the science fiction I was reading in my very early teens. A lot of what the 'Culture' is about is a reaction to all the science fiction I was reading in my very early teens.
Iain Banks quotes: I wouldn't like to be a character in one of my books! I wouldn't like to be a character in one of my books!
Iain Banks quotes: And I confess that, like a child, I cry. Ah, self-pity; I think we are at our most honest and sincere when we feel sorry for ourselves. And I confess that, like a child, I cry. Ah, self-pity; I think we are at our most honest and sincere when we feel sorry for ourselves.
Iain Banks quotes: In so much of politics you're not allowed to disagree with what's been agreed. In so much of politics you're not allowed to disagree with what's been agreed.
Iain Banks quotes: I am not being obtuse. You are being paranoid. I am not being obtuse. You are being paranoid.
Iain Banks quotes: jammed inside the bastard for three hours.'). And that bridge, the bridge . . . have to make a pilgrimage to jammed inside the bastard for three hours.'). And that bridge, the bridge . . . have to make a pilgrimage to
Iain Banks quotes: I still have some of my old University essays, and I do still have my drawing book from primary year seven. I still have some of my old University essays, and I do still have my drawing book from primary year seven.
Iain Banks quotes: After doing extensive research, I can definitely tell you that single malt whiskies are good to drink. After doing extensive research, I can definitely tell you that single malt whiskies are good to drink.
Iain Banks quotes: My gratitude extends beyond the limits of my capacity to express it, My gratitude extends beyond the limits of my capacity to express it,
Iain Banks quotes: Most mainstream male fiction is littered with heroines, and female characters are basically so great, you want to fall in love with them. Most mainstream male fiction is littered with heroines, and female characters are basically so great, you want to fall in love with them.
Iain Banks quotes: I think we need politicians; we need people who want to serve. I think we need politicians; we need people who want to serve.
Iain Banks quotes: I still find it hard to understand that anyone could argue that you can't have machines that exhibit consciousness. I still find it hard to understand that anyone could argue that you can't have machines that exhibit consciousness.
Iain Banks quotes: Escape is a consumer goods like another Escape is a consumer goods like another
Iain Banks quotes: Political correctness is what right-wing bigots call what everybody else calls being polite Political correctness is what right-wing bigots call what everybody else calls being polite
Iain Banks quotes: 'Dead Air' is full of rants; it's a rant-based book. Yes, it's self-indulgence. I plead guilty; mea culpa. 'Dead Air' is full of rants; it's a rant-based book. Yes, it's self-indulgence. I plead guilty; mea culpa.
Iain Banks quotes: Intellectual achievement. The exercise of skill. Human feeling. Intellectual achievement. The exercise of skill. Human feeling.
Iain Banks quotes: You need to read more science fiction. Nobody who reads science fiction comes out with this crap about the end of history You need to read more science fiction. Nobody who reads science fiction comes out with this crap about the end of history
Iain Banks quotes: I think the future stopped looking American when you think back to Blade Runner and Neuromancer, when it started to look more Japanese. I think the future stopped looking American when you think back to Blade Runner and Neuromancer, when it started to look more Japanese.
Iain Banks quotes: It made me feel good to know that I could see him and he couldn't see me, and that I was aware and fully conscious and he wasn't It made me feel good to know that I could see him and he couldn't see me, and that I was aware and fully conscious and he wasn't
Iain Banks quotes: It hung above the livid, bruised land like an admonition It hung above the livid, bruised land like an admonition
Iain Banks quotes: Poor Eric came home to see his brother, only to find (Zap!Pow!Dams burst!Bombs go off!Wasps fry:ttssss!) he's got a sister. Poor Eric came home to see his brother, only to find (Zap!Pow!Dams burst!Bombs go off!Wasps fry:ttssss!) he's got a sister.
Iain Banks quotes: My point has always been that, ever since the Industrial Revolution, science fiction has been the most important genre there is. My point has always been that, ever since the Industrial Revolution, science fiction has been the most important genre there is.
Iain Banks quotes: I am not answering these questions anymore," I said to him as I took my plate to the sink. "We should have gone metric years ago."Iain Banks I am not answering these questions anymore," I said to him as I took my plate to the sink. "We should have gone metric years ago."
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Iain Banks quotes: Well," he sighed to no one in particular, and looked up into yet another alien sky. "Here we are again. Well," he sighed to no one in particular, and looked up into yet another alien sky. "Here we are again.
Iain Banks quotes: You're a wicked man." "Thank you. It's taken years of diligent practice. You're a wicked man." "Thank you. It's taken years of diligent practice.
Iain Banks quotes: Science fiction is trying to find alternative ways of looking at realities. Science fiction is trying to find alternative ways of looking at realities.
Iain Banks quotes: Half the fun of writing a novel is finding out from other people later on what you actually meant. Half the fun of writing a novel is finding out from other people later on what you actually meant.
Iain Banks quotes: You have to have something worth saying and then the ability to say it- writing's a double skill, really. You have to have something worth saying and then the ability to say it- writing's a double skill, really.
Iain Banks quotes: My enemy is twice dead, and I still have him. My enemy is twice dead, and I still have him.
Iain Banks quotes: Even galaxy-spanning anarchist utopias of stupefying full-spectrum civilisational power have turf wars within their unacknowledged militaries. Even galaxy-spanning anarchist utopias of stupefying full-spectrum civilisational power have turf wars within their unacknowledged militaries.
Iain Banks quotes: It's a library, only the stupid or the evil are afraid of those It's a library, only the stupid or the evil are afraid of those
Iain Banks quotes: Empathize with stupidity and you're halfway to thinking like an idiot Empathize with stupidity and you're halfway to thinking like an idiot
Iain Banks quotes: There is a quite a lot of effort involved but I find action sequences some of the quickest to write and the most fun. There is a quite a lot of effort involved but I find action sequences some of the quickest to write and the most fun.
Iain Banks quotes: Here, in the bare dark face of night A calm unhurried eye draws sight We see in what we think we fear The cloudings of our thought made clear Here, in the bare dark face of night A calm unhurried eye draws sight We see in what we think we fear The cloudings of our thought made clear
Iain Banks quotes: Hey, Wrobik; cheer up, yeah? You're going to shoot down a fucking starship. It'll be an experience. Hey, Wrobik; cheer up, yeah? You're going to shoot down a fucking starship. It'll be an experience.
Iain Banks quotes: Yes of course I know it's all a dream. Isn't everything? Yes of course I know it's all a dream. Isn't everything?
Iain Banks quotes: There's an old Sysan saying that the soup of life is salty enough without adding tears to it. There's an old Sysan saying that the soup of life is salty enough without adding tears to it.
Iain Banks quotes: Smell is a very animal thing, almost reptilian, where the more cerebral things like reading less so. Smell is a very animal thing, almost reptilian, where the more cerebral things like reading less so.
Iain Banks quotes: Even though he is mad and I am sane. Even though he is mad and I am sane.
Iain Banks quotes: It never ceased to amaze him how quickly a small child's face could turn from peach to beetroot. It never ceased to amaze him how quickly a small child's face could turn from peach to beetroot.
Iain Banks quotes: He was one of those men ... who know in their hearts that for all their edgy, belligerent hardness they are just unhappy kids, emotional retards. He was one of those men ... who know in their hearts that for all their edgy, belligerent hardness they are just unhappy kids, emotional retards.
Iain Banks quotes: Future became Present, Present became Past. A truth so banal, so obvious and accepted that he had somehow managed to ignore it before. Future became Present, Present became Past. A truth so banal, so obvious and accepted that he had somehow managed to ignore it before.