Nick Harkaway Quotes

Top 94 wise famous quotes and sayings by Nick Harkaway

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pinterest Share on Linkedin

Nick Harkaway quotes: She dances in the water. Perhaps that was as good as life got, after all. She dances in the water. Perhaps that was as good as life got, after all.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Joe is never sure whether they're mad or just alarmingly and uncompromisingly incapable of self-delusion. Joe is never sure whether they're mad or just alarmingly and uncompromisingly incapable of self-delusion.
Nick Harkaway quotes: You need to relax and be yourself, not whoever it is you're trying to be in your mad little head. I bloody don't, though. I'm me and I'm good at You need to relax and be yourself, not whoever it is you're trying to be in your mad little head. I bloody don't, though. I'm me and I'm good at it.
Nick Harkaway quotes: If we one day cease to exist, what will be remarkable is that we were ever here at all. If we one day cease to exist, what will be remarkable is that we were ever here at all.
Nick Harkaway quotes: The notion of our leaders as patrician ascetics of unassailable virtue is risible. The notion of our leaders as patrician ascetics of unassailable virtue is risible.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Bollocks to should. Bollocks to should.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Google's library plan was staggering and exciting - it wasn't the idea I objected to, but the method. Google's library plan was staggering and exciting - it wasn't the idea I objected to, but the method.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Annabelle growls tunelessly, like a bear hibernating on a bassoonist. Annabelle growls tunelessly, like a bear hibernating on a bassoonist.
Nick Harkaway quotes: I'm really sorry I ate your dog. I'm really sorry I ate your dog.
Nick Harkaway quotes: The First World War was a horror of gas, industrialised slaughter, fear, and appalling human suffering. The First World War was a horror of gas, industrialised slaughter, fear, and appalling human suffering.
Nick Harkaway quotes: I thought about my personal version of heaven, which is small and calm and features only one angel, who cannot sing. I thought about my personal version of heaven, which is small and calm and features only one angel, who cannot sing.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Amazon makes money differently from a conventional publisher. It is an infrastructure player. Amazon makes money differently from a conventional publisher. It is an infrastructure player.
Nick Harkaway quotes: I'm usually reading too many books - in fact, I'm usually reading enough books that if the stack fell on me, I'd be injured. I'm usually reading too many books - in fact, I'm usually reading enough books that if the stack fell on me, I'd be injured.
Nick Harkaway quotes: The biggest lie was that the world worked the way it was supposed to, and having seen through it, Matthew Spork was free. The biggest lie was that the world worked the way it was supposed to, and having seen through it, Matthew Spork was free.
Nick Harkaway quotes: The trouble with shooting people, Edie Banister now remembers, is that it's so hard to do just one. The trouble with shooting people, Edie Banister now remembers, is that it's so hard to do just one.
Nick Harkaway quotes: They seemed to believe that the right mixture of Nike, granola and hard work would turn anyone, anywhere in the world, into a millionaire. They seemed to believe that the right mixture of Nike, granola and hard work would turn anyone, anywhere in the world, into a millionaire.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Google says young people don't care about privacy, but when asked if they'd let their parents see their phone bills and other stuff they say no. Google says young people don't care about privacy, but when asked if they'd let their parents see their phone bills and other stuff they say no.
Nick Harkaway quotes: We simply cannot afford to allow our government to go unscrutinised, most of all in amid the bleak seeming imperatives of the 'war on terror'. We simply cannot afford to allow our government to go unscrutinised, most of all in amid the bleak seeming imperatives of the 'war on terror'.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Executive power in any nation arguably has more in common with executive power in another country than with the citizens it should serve. Executive power in any nation arguably has more in common with executive power in another country than with the citizens it should serve.
Nick Harkaway quotes: I'm fascinated by human agency - by the process of decision, both in the individual and the mass. I'm fascinated by human agency - by the process of decision, both in the individual and the mass.
Nick Harkaway quotes: To my irritation, you still can't flick through an ebook properly; you can't riffle the pages, you can't look at more than one page at once. To my irritation, you still can't flick through an ebook properly; you can't riffle the pages, you can't look at more than one page at once.
Nick Harkaway quotes: I don't do a lot of research, exactly, but I'm constantly wandering through the world finding things incredible and remembering them. I don't do a lot of research, exactly, but I'm constantly wandering through the world finding things incredible and remembering them.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Never mind, never mind, let's get to the part where we smite the unrighteous. I've brought my most alarming teeth! Never mind, never mind, let's get to the part where we smite the unrighteous. I've brought my most alarming teeth!
Nick Harkaway quotes: Are you addicted if there is simply no reason for you to do anything else? Are you addicted if there is simply no reason for you to do anything else?
Nick Harkaway quotes: 'Tigerman' was born in the front seat of a Hilux SUV on the road north out of Chiang Mai. 'Tigerman' was born in the front seat of a Hilux SUV on the road north out of Chiang Mai.
Nick Harkaway quotes: He'd never prove it, and if he did there'd be nothing he could do about it. But it would be true, and that was something. He'd never prove it, and if he did there'd be nothing he could do about it. But it would be true, and that was something.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Margaret Thatcher inherited a country in transition. The British Empire was still a considerable entity well into the 20th century. Margaret Thatcher inherited a country in transition. The British Empire was still a considerable entity well into the 20th century.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Yes, you are under surveillance. Yes, it is odious. Yes, it should bother you. And yes, it's hard to know how to avoid it. Yes, you are under surveillance. Yes, it is odious. Yes, it should bother you. And yes, it's hard to know how to avoid it.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Real life has no understanding of proper structure," the boy said, "which is why news stories are always made of little lies. Real life has no understanding of proper structure," the boy said, "which is why news stories are always made of little lies.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Soot and sorrow: the Night Market's invocation of desperate seriousness, of doom and disaster. Soot and sorrow: the Night Market's invocation of desperate seriousness, of doom and disaster.
Nick Harkaway quotes: That's probably why she has added the two severed heads to the uprights of the throne. They lend her an undeniable air of not screwing around. That's probably why she has added the two severed heads to the uprights of the throne. They lend her an undeniable air of not screwing around.
Nick Harkaway quotes: This is the world, he thought. And I am in it. This is the world, he thought. And I am in it.
Nick Harkaway quotes: My wife runs the charity Reprieve, and so rendition, droning, and capital punishment are very much the topics of our dinner table because of that. My wife runs the charity Reprieve, and so rendition, droning, and capital punishment are very much the topics of our dinner table because of that.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Thus Gonzo, incendiarist and leader of men. Thus Gonzo, incendiarist and leader of men.
Nick Harkaway quotes: My family has something of a special relationship with confidence tricks: my grandfather was a professional swindler. My family has something of a special relationship with confidence tricks: my grandfather was a professional swindler.
Nick Harkaway quotes: In a lot of places, of course, the '80s had never really come to an end. In a lot of places, of course, the '80s had never really come to an end.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Because for Gonzo, anything which may explode at any moment is clearly a girl. Because for Gonzo, anything which may explode at any moment is clearly a girl.
Nick Harkaway quotes: The mainstream of literary culture in the U.K. is very averse to writing about technology. The mainstream of literary culture in the U.K. is very averse to writing about technology.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Don't fuck around thinking you could have done it better. There is no better. There's just not being dead. Don't fuck around thinking you could have done it better. There is no better. There's just not being dead.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Digitisation was supposed to lead to a great democratisation of access to creative work. Digitisation was supposed to lead to a great democratisation of access to creative work.
Nick Harkaway quotes: I can show him how to be the right kind of stupid. I can show him how to be the right kind of stupid.
Nick Harkaway quotes: If you ask who I aspire to, well, if a single line of mine was as funny as P. G. Wodehouse can be, that would be great. If you ask who I aspire to, well, if a single line of mine was as funny as P. G. Wodehouse can be, that would be great.
Nick Harkaway quotes: I have known heaven, and now I am in hell, and there are mimes. I have known heaven, and now I am in hell, and there are mimes.
Nick Harkaway quotes: It's not that any sufficiently advanced technology is magic, it's that any technology taking place beyond the threshold of our senses is. It's not that any sufficiently advanced technology is magic, it's that any technology taking place beyond the threshold of our senses is.
Nick Harkaway quotes: I grew up on the Roger Moore and Sean Connery Bond movies, so the DNA of my spies is extremely ridiculous and goofy. I grew up on the Roger Moore and Sean Connery Bond movies, so the DNA of my spies is extremely ridiculous and goofy.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Names aren't just coathooks, they're coats. They're the first thing anyone knows about you. Names aren't just coathooks, they're coats. They're the first thing anyone knows about you.
Nick Harkaway quotes: My reading of history is that we continually inherit trouble. My reading of history is that we continually inherit trouble.
Nick Harkaway quotes: I know that when I talk to my parents and my friends, there's a strong feeling of the world out of control and damaged. I know that when I talk to my parents and my friends, there's a strong feeling of the world out of control and damaged.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Bones were not strong just because they were the strongest thing a human body had. Bones were not strong just because they were the strongest thing a human body had.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Knowledge is not just power - it is control. Knowledge is not just power - it is control.
Nick Harkaway quotes: I'm not shy, exactly, but I am private. I don't like to talk about myself. I had to learn - I was interviewed for print, radio and even TV. I'm not shy, exactly, but I am private. I don't like to talk about myself. I had to learn - I was interviewed for print, radio and even TV.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Children, bored and opinionated, are scholars of the most dogmatic stripe. Children, bored and opinionated, are scholars of the most dogmatic stripe.
Nick Harkaway quotes: We need to create the institutions that will support the society we want to live in. The only answer is collective action. We need to create the institutions that will support the society we want to live in. The only answer is collective action.
Nick Harkaway quotes: A warsheep would be a cross between a dolphin and a small, limber elephant. A warsheep would be a cross between a dolphin and a small, limber elephant.
Nick Harkaway quotes: When your friend is decomposing, surely you owe it to them to inhale their death. To do otherwise seems impossible prim. When your friend is decomposing, surely you owe it to them to inhale their death. To do otherwise seems impossible prim.
Nick Harkaway quotes: He wondered if he should try to talk to the boy like that. Perhaps the boy wondered why he didn't. But they had silence, and not many people had that. He wondered if he should try to talk to the boy like that. Perhaps the boy wondered why he didn't. But they had silence, and not many people had that.
Nick Harkaway quotes: It's a Shit Creek tsunami, is what it is. Paddles are no longer the issue. It's a Shit Creek tsunami, is what it is. Paddles are no longer the issue.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Law is error, you see. It's an attempt to write down a lot of things everyone ought to know anyway. Law is error, you see. It's an attempt to write down a lot of things everyone ought to know anyway.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Performance is hard. I know this. I really enjoy it, but I have bombed, I have fluffed, and I have said the wrong thing. Performance is hard. I know this. I really enjoy it, but I have bombed, I have fluffed, and I have said the wrong thing.
Nick Harkaway quotes: I used desperately to want to be a brooding hero from literature, but I'm optimistic, healthy and fair-haired. I used desperately to want to be a brooding hero from literature, but I'm optimistic, healthy and fair-haired.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Nature intended in her design a hearty life of toil, open fires and plump old age attended by a brood of sun-touched brats. Nature intended in her design a hearty life of toil, open fires and plump old age attended by a brood of sun-touched brats.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Amazon is a corporation, not a philanthropic trust dedicated to the production of works of art and literature. Amazon is a corporation, not a philanthropic trust dedicated to the production of works of art and literature.
Nick Harkaway quotes: He concluded that governments were like wars: the reasons and the forces might change, but it was still the same dying over the same soil. He concluded that governments were like wars: the reasons and the forces might change, but it was still the same dying over the same soil.
Nick Harkaway quotes: I love you forever. I am sorry I cannot love you now. I love you forever. I am sorry I cannot love you now.
Nick Harkaway quotes: You must come, Lester," Inoue had said. "You must come! We will cry for this place, but also we will dance the Funky Chicken. You must come, Lester," Inoue had said. "You must come! We will cry for this place, but also we will dance the Funky Chicken.
Nick Harkaway quotes: Happiness is boundlessly weird. Other people's choices often seem to delight them, where I would run screaming. Happiness is boundlessly weird. Other people's choices often seem to delight them, where I would run screaming.