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Richard Powers quotes: Librarian is a service occupation. Gas station attendant of the mind. Librarian is a service occupation. Gas station attendant of the mind.
Richard Powers quotes: For me, university was just awful because it was closing one door after the other of all these candy shops of professional possibilities. For me, university was just awful because it was closing one door after the other of all these candy shops of professional possibilities.
Richard Powers quotes: I don't know any sad songs. Except for the funny ones. I don't know any sad songs. Except for the funny ones.
Richard Powers quotes: The use of music is to remind us how short a time we have a body. The use of music is to remind us how short a time we have a body.
Richard Powers quotes: Zag when they think you'll zig. Zag when they think you'll zig.
Richard Powers quotes: I used to work for 12 or 14 hours at a time but the digital age has made such happy immersions almost impossible. I used to work for 12 or 14 hours at a time but the digital age has made such happy immersions almost impossible.
Richard Powers quotes: Do you run away or toward? Do you run away or toward?
Richard Powers quotes: The loneliness of writing is that you baffle your friends and change the lives of strangers. The loneliness of writing is that you baffle your friends and change the lives of strangers.
Richard Powers quotes: There is no safety. There is only forgetfulness. There is no safety. There is only forgetfulness.
Richard Powers quotes: Something in those jittery black-and-golden scraps recalled her sight's desire. So it always went, with life and its paler imitations. Something in those jittery black-and-golden scraps recalled her sight's desire. So it always went, with life and its paler imitations.
Richard Powers quotes: We don't consider the roles that we're taking in making the world the way it is. We don't consider the roles that we're taking in making the world the way it is.
Richard Powers quotes: Evil is the refusal to see one's self in others. Evil is the refusal to see one's self in others.
Richard Powers quotes: What was acrophobia anyway, if not the half-acknowledged desire to jump? What was acrophobia anyway, if not the half-acknowledged desire to jump?
Richard Powers quotes: Everything interests me. Everything interests me.
Richard Powers quotes: Novel-writing is the only place where someone who would have liked to do anything can still do that vicariously. Novel-writing is the only place where someone who would have liked to do anything can still do that vicariously.
Richard Powers quotes: Way too late in life, Els learned that the time to concentrate yourself was right before sunrise. Way too late in life, Els learned that the time to concentrate yourself was right before sunrise.
Richard Powers quotes: The thing that makes reading and writing suspect in the eyes of the market economy is that it's not corrupted. The thing that makes reading and writing suspect in the eyes of the market economy is that it's not corrupted.
Richard Powers quotes: Sooner or later, all men will do and know all things. Sooner or later, all men will do and know all things.
Richard Powers quotes: Love was long over, but what was lost to him he still loved so harshly that it prevented him from listening even to its trace. Love was long over, but what was lost to him he still loved so harshly that it prevented him from listening even to its trace.
Richard Powers quotes: Still, history is the long process of outsourcing human ability in order to leverage more of it. Still, history is the long process of outsourcing human ability in order to leverage more of it.
Richard Powers quotes: Insecurity will always be a growth industry. The economy now depends on fear. Insecurity will always be a growth industry. The economy now depends on fear.
Richard Powers quotes: Life is nothing but mutual infection. Life is nothing but mutual infection.
Richard Powers quotes: Until I was 42, I could fit everything that I owned into two suitcases. Until I was 42, I could fit everything that I owned into two suitcases.
Richard Powers quotes: It seemed to me that half of life's problems would be solved if one of us had a vagina. It seemed to me that half of life's problems would be solved if one of us had a vagina.
Richard Powers quotes: It was like so, but wasn't. It was like so, but wasn't.
Richard Powers quotes: Chance was just an order that you hadn't yet perceived. Chance was just an order that you hadn't yet perceived.
Richard Powers quotes: What I really like to learn how to do is to build sentences that are equal to mental states. What I really like to learn how to do is to build sentences that are equal to mental states.
Richard Powers quotes: Creation is much in need of ordering. Creation is much in need of ordering.
Richard Powers quotes: The morning was glorious, one of those crystalline, dry, blue, fall days when the temperature hovers right at anticipation. The morning was glorious, one of those crystalline, dry, blue, fall days when the temperature hovers right at anticipation.
Richard Powers quotes: Art is not a mobocracy. It's a republic. Art is not a mobocracy. It's a republic.
Richard Powers quotes: zoomable from a hundred miles per yard clown to about ten. zoomable from a hundred miles per yard clown to about ten.
Richard Powers quotes: Maybe happiness is like a virus. Maybe it's one of those bugs that sits for a long time, so we don't even know that we are infected. Maybe happiness is like a virus. Maybe it's one of those bugs that sits for a long time, so we don't even know that we are infected.
Richard Powers quotes: Maybe the key to acclaim is simply to live long enough.But then, maybe acclaim is the foyer to death. Maybe the key to acclaim is simply to live long enough.
But then, maybe acclaim is the foyer to death.
Richard Powers quotes: My dream has always been to suspend myself in space when I write, and lying horizontal in bed is the closest to doing that. My dream has always been to suspend myself in space when I write, and lying horizontal in bed is the closest to doing that.
Richard Powers quotes: The oldest principle of composition: repeat everything. The oldest principle of composition: repeat everything.
Richard Powers quotes: Reading is the last act of secular prayer. Reading is the last act of secular prayer.
Richard Powers quotes: Yet this rumble is cartoon thunder. Yet this rumble is cartoon thunder.
Richard Powers quotes: All the different ways we know the world all come from the brain, and they all depend on each other to make sense. All the different ways we know the world all come from the brain, and they all depend on each other to make sense.
Richard Powers quotes: Maybe they're not scared of different. Maybe they're scared of same. If we turn out to be too much like them, who can they be? Maybe they're not scared of different. Maybe they're scared of same. If we turn out to be too much like them, who can they be?
Richard Powers quotes: But memory will forever replay this day in black and white, the slow voice-over pan of Movietone But memory will forever replay this day in black and white, the slow voice-over pan of Movietone
Richard Powers quotes: What we can do should never by itself determine what we choose to do, yet this is the way technology tends to work. What we can do should never by itself determine what we choose to do, yet this is the way technology tends to work.
Richard Powers quotes: Be grateful for anything that still cuts. Dissonance is a beauty that familiarity hasn't destroyed yet. Be grateful for anything that still cuts. Dissonance is a beauty that familiarity hasn't destroyed yet.
Richard Powers quotes: Time didn't age you; memory did. Time didn't age you; memory did.
Richard Powers quotes: We will live with racism for ever. But senses of self, senses of belonging, senses of us and of others? Those are up for grabs. We will live with racism for ever. But senses of self, senses of belonging, senses of us and of others? Those are up for grabs.
Richard Powers quotes: In 25 years of writing novels, I've never had anything that felt like writer's block. In 25 years of writing novels, I've never had anything that felt like writer's block.
Richard Powers quotes: We'd drifted too far to rely on the old boyhood telepathy anymore. We'd drifted too far to rely on the old boyhood telepathy anymore.
Richard Powers quotes: Je ne fais aucun mal en restant ici.I do no harm by remaining here. Je ne fais aucun mal en restant ici.
I do no harm by remaining here.
Richard Powers quotes: When you're sure of what you're looking at, look harder. When you're sure of what you're looking at, look harder.
Richard Powers quotes: The Midwest is such a tabula rasa. The Midwest is such a tabula rasa.
Richard Powers quotes: I remain one of those unreformable suckers who want to hear, just hear from time to time, even if the point of hearing has long since disappeared. I remain one of those unreformable suckers who want to hear, just hear from time to time, even if the point of hearing has long since disappeared.
Richard Powers quotes: I'd like, each time out as a writer, to reinvent who I am and what I'm doing. That's one of the great pleasures and rewards of the occupation. I'd like, each time out as a writer, to reinvent who I am and what I'm doing. That's one of the great pleasures and rewards of the occupation.
Richard Powers quotes: Feeling for the first time what it meant to kick open doors that kept closing, no matter how many legends had already passed through. Feeling for the first time what it meant to kick open doors that kept closing, no matter how many legends had already passed through.
Richard Powers quotes: Only white men have the luxury of ignoring race. Only white men have the luxury of ignoring race.
Richard Powers quotes: She saw how the mind makes forever, in order to store the things it had already lost. She saw how the mind makes forever, in order to store the things it had already lost.
Richard Powers quotes: I would say the flip side to my fascination with systems is a fascination with components. So many of my books are dialogues between little and big. I would say the flip side to my fascination with systems is a fascination with components. So many of my books are dialogues between little and big.