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Neal Stephenson quotes: Sir, if you ask a Marine if he wants another cigarette, or if he's ready, the answer is always the same, sir! Sir, if you ask a Marine if he wants another cigarette, or if he's ready, the answer is always the same, sir!
Neal Stephenson quotes: I mean, who wants to be the fucking goddess of macrame? I mean, who wants to be the fucking goddess of macrame?
Neal Stephenson quotes: Can't you see that everyone is buying station wagons? Can't you see that everyone is buying station wagons?
Neal Stephenson quotes: They knew many things but had no idea why. And strangely this made them more, rather than less, certain that they were right. They knew many things but had no idea why. And strangely this made them more, rather than less, certain that they were right.
Neal Stephenson quotes: It is what you don't expect," he'd said, "that most needs looking for." "Do It is what you don't expect," he'd said, "that most needs looking for." "Do
Neal Stephenson quotes: As soon as you're sure you're right, there's no point in your being here. As soon as you're sure you're right, there's no point in your being here.
Neal Stephenson quotes: to insist on everything's being reasonable, in a world that wasn't, was, in itself, unreasonable. to insist on everything's being reasonable, in a world that wasn't, was, in itself, unreasonable.
Neal Stephenson quotes: Markus's mind jumped straight to the most obvious explanation: Is the president nuking people again? Markus's mind jumped straight to the most obvious explanation: Is the president nuking people again?
Neal Stephenson quotes: The science fiction approach doesn't mean it's always about the future; it's an awareness that this is different. The science fiction approach doesn't mean it's always about the future; it's an awareness that this is different.
Neal Stephenson quotes: It is heavy enough to stun a muskellunge. It is heavy enough to stun a muskellunge.
Neal Stephenson quotes: Maybe this was all down to some supernatural effect, such as grace, that flowed through people's lives even if they didn't understand why. Maybe this was all down to some supernatural effect, such as grace, that flowed through people's lives even if they didn't understand why.
Neal Stephenson quotes: Dr. Harris was now wishing that the late Doc Dubois had never opened his big fat mouth. Dr. Harris was now wishing that the late Doc Dubois had never opened his big fat mouth.
Neal Stephenson quotes: These women stared out from the canvases with arched brows, enormous eyes and tiny mouths, seeing much, and saying little. These women stared out from the canvases with arched brows, enormous eyes and tiny mouths, seeing much, and saying little.
Neal Stephenson quotes: Why do they believe that?" "Because we are hackers," Csongor said, "and they have seen movies. Why do they believe that?" "Because we are hackers," Csongor said, "and they have seen movies.
Neal Stephenson quotes: every pirate and privateer has lurking within him the soul of an accountant. Though some would say 'tis the other way round. every pirate and privateer has lurking within him the soul of an accountant. Though some would say 'tis the other way round.
Neal Stephenson quotes: Kids need to get answers from humans who love them. Kids need to get answers from humans who love them.
Neal Stephenson quotes: His comb had left visible, parallel grooves through his heavily gelled brown hair, like the tracks of fleeing dinosaurs in a fresh volcanic mudflow. His comb had left visible, parallel grooves through his heavily gelled brown hair, like the tracks of fleeing dinosaurs in a fresh volcanic mudflow.
Neal Stephenson quotes: His rule of thumb, after a walk, is to drink water until he begins to urinate again. Then he can consider other activities. His rule of thumb, after a walk, is to drink water until he begins to urinate again. Then he can consider other activities.
Neal Stephenson quotes: Boredom is a mask frustration wears. Boredom is a mask frustration wears.
Neal Stephenson quotes: Once a person has all the things they need to live, everything else is entertainment. Once a person has all the things they need to live, everything else is entertainment.
Neal Stephenson quotes: It was more likely that they would lose consciousness from the gee forces first - a relatively painless way to go. It was more likely that they would lose consciousness from the gee forces first - a relatively painless way to go.
Neal Stephenson quotes: The ability to make judgments, to believe things, is the entire point of having a culture. I The ability to make judgments, to believe things, is the entire point of having a culture. I
Neal Stephenson quotes: Anyway, she was now the sort of girl who shot people. Useful to know. Anyway, she was now the sort of girl who shot people. Useful to know.
Neal Stephenson quotes: Every true heart needed a pragmatic counterweight, and every cynic an idealist to lift his spirits. Every true heart needed a pragmatic counterweight, and every cynic an idealist to lift his spirits.
Neal Stephenson quotes: Crappy old OSes have value in the basically negative sense that changing to new ones makes us wish we'd never been born. Crappy old OSes have value in the basically negative sense that changing to new ones makes us wish we'd never been born.
Neal Stephenson quotes: She's in shock. Keep her head low and her legs high, She's in shock. Keep her head low and her legs high,
Neal Stephenson quotes: These are one-time pads. These are one-time pads.
Neal Stephenson quotes: A gazebo on top of a welding rig" was how Yul might have described it, if only he had been here. A gazebo on top of a welding rig" was how Yul might have described it, if only he had been here.
Neal Stephenson quotes: That sounds like bulshytt! That sounds like bulshytt!
Neal Stephenson quotes: some manner of cause-and-effect relationship existed between the rise of scientific knowledge and the decline of magic. some manner of cause-and-effect relationship existed between the rise of scientific knowledge and the decline of magic.
Neal Stephenson quotes: Y'know, watching government regulators trying to keep up with the world is my favorite sport. Y'know, watching government regulators trying to keep up with the world is my favorite sport.
Neal Stephenson quotes: Ever think of introducing yourself?" Y.T. says."Nah," he says, "people always forget names. You can just think of me as that one guy, y'know? Ever think of introducing yourself?" Y.T. says.
"Nah," he says, "people always forget names. You can just think of me as that one guy, y'know?
Neal Stephenson quotes: Plastic is essentially frozen gasoline. Plastic is essentially frozen gasoline.
Neal Stephenson quotes: It wasn't just a matter of hiding what you really felt. If you hid your feelings well enough, it actually changed you. A It wasn't just a matter of hiding what you really felt. If you hid your feelings well enough, it actually changed you. A
Neal Stephenson quotes: In the wilderness, only the most terrible beasts of prey cavort and gambol. Deer and rabbits play no games. In the wilderness, only the most terrible beasts of prey cavort and gambol. Deer and rabbits play no games.
Neal Stephenson quotes: Bach's Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor Bach's Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor
Neal Stephenson quotes: All the people saying mean things about me on the Internet are gonna be dead in four hundred and thirty-three days," she said, deadpan. All the people saying mean things about me on the Internet are gonna be dead in four hundred and thirty-three days," she said, deadpan.
Neal Stephenson quotes: The stars' positions were randomly generated, a fact that drove Pluto crazy. The stars' positions were randomly generated, a fact that drove Pluto crazy.
Neal Stephenson quotes: Earth looked as if some god had attacked it with a welder's torch, slashing away at it and leaving thin trails of incandescence. Earth looked as if some god had attacked it with a welder's torch, slashing away at it and leaving thin trails of incandescence.
Neal Stephenson quotes: nothing was worse than getting stuck in a situation like that with nothing to read. Elsewhere nothing was worse than getting stuck in a situation like that with nothing to read. Elsewhere
Neal Stephenson quotes: encircling a large new habitat called Akureyri, encircling a large new habitat called Akureyri,
Neal Stephenson quotes: That's even worse. They'll steal it. Then they'll say they didn't steal it, they confiscated it. I know you Feds, you're always confiscating shit. That's even worse. They'll steal it. Then they'll say they didn't steal it, they confiscated it. I know you Feds, you're always confiscating shit.
Neal Stephenson quotes: The last ship home has sailed. From now on, launch vehicles will rise up into orbit, but they will not go back for ten thousand years. The last ship home has sailed. From now on, launch vehicles will rise up into orbit, but they will not go back for ten thousand years.
Neal Stephenson quotes: The cat, morbidly obese from eating virtually all of Isaac's meals, fell off the table like a four-legged haggis, and trudged away. The cat, morbidly obese from eating virtually all of Isaac's meals, fell off the table like a four-legged haggis, and trudged away.
Neal Stephenson quotes: At this point in their lives, neither one of them is important enough to kill, kidnap, or interrogate. At this point in their lives, neither one of them is important enough to kill, kidnap, or interrogate.
Neal Stephenson quotes: It is commonly the case with technologies that you can get the best insight about how they work by watching them fail. It is commonly the case with technologies that you can get the best insight about how they work by watching them fail.
Neal Stephenson quotes: Semper FidelisDawn star flares on disk of nightI fall, sun rises Semper Fidelis
Dawn star flares on disk of night
I fall, sun rises
Neal Stephenson quotes: remember that "layman" is just a polite word for "idiot. remember that "layman" is just a polite word for "idiot.
Neal Stephenson quotes: In Memoriam, Louis Anglesey, Earl of Upnor, finest swordsman in England, beaten to death with a stick by an Irishman. In Memoriam, Louis Anglesey, Earl of Upnor, finest swordsman in England, beaten to death with a stick by an Irishman.
Neal Stephenson quotes: There was silence around the big table in the Banana. There was silence around the big table in the Banana.
Neal Stephenson quotes: The string goes taught and the tray slides into the tunnel and disappears. The string goes taught and the tray slides into the tunnel and disappears.
Neal Stephenson quotes: I made it into Wikipedia," sang Erszebet. "I'll bet none of my enemies ever made it into Wikipedia. I made it into Wikipedia," sang Erszebet. "I'll bet none of my enemies ever made it into Wikipedia.
Neal Stephenson quotes: Disaster' is an astrological term meaning 'bad star. Disaster' is an astrological term meaning 'bad star.
Neal Stephenson quotes: He was already thinking about the videos he was going to make to teach his baby about calculus when he climaxed. He was already thinking about the videos he was going to make to teach his baby about calculus when he climaxed.
Neal Stephenson quotes: The problem with those honorable men," Avi says, "is that they expect everyone else to be honorable in the same way. The problem with those honorable men," Avi says, "is that they expect everyone else to be honorable in the same way.
Neal Stephenson quotes: In the background she can hear the shopping carts performing their clashy, anal copulations. In the background she can hear the shopping carts performing their clashy, anal copulations.
Neal Stephenson quotes: No one thought about the big picture for a few thousand years. We were all scrambling to survive. No one thought about the big picture for a few thousand years. We were all scrambling to survive.
Neal Stephenson quotes: The social structure of any nation-state is ultimately determined by its security arrangements. The social structure of any nation-state is ultimately determined by its security arrangements.
Neal Stephenson quotes: On a sub, you know, there's no place for things to drain to. The survivors claimed that the blood was knee-deep all through the submarine. On a sub, you know, there's no place for things to drain to. The survivors claimed that the blood was knee-deep all through the submarine.
Neal Stephenson quotes: THE PREMISE OF THIS BOOK CAME TO ME CIRCA 2006, THE PREMISE OF THIS BOOK CAME TO ME CIRCA 2006,
Neal Stephenson quotes: Now he had learned that a machine, simple in its design, could produce results of infinite complexity. Now he had learned that a machine, simple in its design, could produce results of infinite complexity.
Neal Stephenson quotes: The Sword fled, and would have vanished utterly if the Pope had not granted them refuge in the ranks of the Teutonic Knights. The Sword fled, and would have vanished utterly if the Pope had not granted them refuge in the ranks of the Teutonic Knights.
Neal Stephenson quotes: Clearly Mr. Drkh has had a long career of being the weirdest person in any given room, but he's about to go down in flames. Clearly Mr. Drkh has had a long career of being the weirdest person in any given room, but he's about to go down in flames.
Neal Stephenson quotes: I was wondering when I was going to end up like this. I was wondering when I was going to end up like this.
Neal Stephenson quotes: Tekla wanted to slap her so much that her hand actually twitched. Tekla wanted to slap her so much that her hand actually twitched.
Neal Stephenson quotes: I see there are no heroes any more. Where is my head of Joseph Kony on a plate? Slice him thinly so there's enough to go around. I see there are no heroes any more. Where is my head of Joseph Kony on a plate? Slice him thinly so there's enough to go around.
Neal Stephenson quotes: but not subjecting him to the tiresome demands of polite social interaction. but not subjecting him to the tiresome demands of polite social interaction.
Neal Stephenson quotes: heliocentric orbits, come too close to the sun's heat heliocentric orbits, come too close to the sun's heat
Neal Stephenson quotes: If you sincerely believed in God, how could you form one thought, speak one sentence, without mentioning Him? If you sincerely believed in God, how could you form one thought, speak one sentence, without mentioning Him?
Neal Stephenson quotes: To condense fact from the vapor of nuance. To condense fact from the vapor of nuance.
Neal Stephenson quotes: But even if they did have that kind of money rattling around in their pockets, actually spending it would offend their native frugality. But even if they did have that kind of money rattling around in their pockets, actually spending it would offend their native frugality.
Neal Stephenson quotes: Vitaly owns half a carton of Lucky Strikes, an electric guitar, and a hangover Vitaly owns half a carton of Lucky Strikes, an electric guitar, and a hangover
Neal Stephenson quotes: For between true science and erroneous doctrines, ignorance is in the middle. - HOBBES, Leviathan For between true science and erroneous doctrines, ignorance is in the middle. - HOBBES, Leviathan
Neal Stephenson quotes: There followed one of those comical interludes in which the jihadists were confused about what to do next and fell to bitter recriminations. There followed one of those comical interludes in which the jihadists were confused about what to do next and fell to bitter recriminations.
Neal Stephenson quotes: So, you're worried that a pink dragon will fly over the concent and fart nerve gas on us? So, you're worried that a pink dragon will fly over the concent and fart nerve gas on us?
Neal Stephenson quotes: Being in the military is amazing; you give orders, and things happen. Being in the military is amazing; you give orders, and things happen.
Neal Stephenson quotes: The kind of woman who could pleasantly instruct you to fuck off, dear, and you immediately would because you'd just hate to disappoint her. The kind of woman who could pleasantly instruct you to fuck off, dear, and you immediately would because you'd just hate to disappoint her.
Neal Stephenson quotes: the question hung there like an invisible wall of flatulence the question hung there like an invisible wall of flatulence
Neal Stephenson quotes: People tried and failed to combine the words Izzy and Ymir. The closest they came was Izmir, but that had been the name of a city in Turkey. People tried and failed to combine the words Izzy and Ymir. The closest they came was Izmir, but that had been the name of a city in Turkey.
Neal Stephenson quotes: Parking lots and chaos. Parking lots and chaos.