Dystopian Author Quotes

May 1, 2020
If the Coastal Republic had believed in the existence of virtue, it could at least have aspired to hypocrisy.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#50

Neal Stephenson If the Coastal Republic had believed in the existence of virtue, it could at least have aspired to hypocrisy.
May 1, 2020
Our opponent is an alien starship packed with atomic bombs, I said. "We have a protractor."

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#49

Neal Stephenson Our opponent is an alien starship packed with atomic bombs, I said. “We have a protractor.”
May 1, 2020
[Emacs] is written in Lisp, which is the only computer language that is beautiful.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#48

Neal Stephenson [Emacs] is written in Lisp, which is the only computer language that is beautiful.
May 1, 2020
That's funny because if anyone actually did prove the existence of God we'd just tell him 'nice proof, Fraa Bly' and start believing in God.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#47

Neal Stephenson That’s funny because if anyone actually did prove the existence of God we’d just tell him ‘nice proof, Fraa Bly’ and start believing in […]
May 1, 2020
Jad said, The leakage was forcing choices the making of which in no way improved matters." Okay. So we were in effect locked in a room with a madman sorcerer. That clarified things a little."

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#46

Neal Stephenson Jad said, The leakage was forcing choices the making of which in no way improved matters.” Okay. So we were in effect locked in a room […]
May 1, 2020
So, you're worried that a pink dragon will fly over the concent and fart nerve gas on us?

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#45

Neal Stephenson So, you’re worried that a pink dragon will fly over the concent and fart nerve gas on us?
May 1, 2020
One of the most frightening things about your true nerd, for may people, is not that he's socially inept - because everybody's been there - but rather his complete lack of embarrassment about it.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#44

Neal Stephenson One of the most frightening things about your true nerd, for may people, is not that he’s socially inept – because everybody’s been there […]
April 30, 2020
I just assume I'm not invisible. I assume I'm wearing fluorescent clothes, and there's a million-dollar bounty going to the first driver who manages to hit me. And I ride on that assumption.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#43

Neal Stephenson I just assume I’m not invisible. I assume I’m wearing fluorescent clothes, and there’s a million-dollar bounty going to the first driver who manages […]
April 30, 2020
Can't you see that everyone is buying station wagons?

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#42

Neal Stephenson Can’t you see that everyone is buying station wagons?