Dystopian Author Quotes

April 30, 2020
When you are wrestling for possession of a sword, the man with the handle always wins.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#5

Neal Stephenson When you are wrestling for possession of a sword, the man with the handle always wins.
April 30, 2020
I actually don't think that there is a connection between the survival instinct and a hunger for immortality.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#4

Neal Stephenson I actually don’t think that there is a connection between the survival instinct and a hunger for immortality.
April 30, 2020
Once a person has all the things they need to live, everything else is entertainment.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#3

Neal Stephenson Once a person has all the things they need to live, everything else is entertainment.
April 30, 2020
Constable Moore had reached the age when men can subject their bodies to the worst irritations - whisky, cigars, woolen clothes, bagpipes - without feeling a thing or, at least, without letting on.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#2

Neal Stephenson Constable Moore had reached the age when men can subject their bodies to the worst irritations – whisky, cigars, woolen clothes, bagpipes – without […]
April 30, 2020
Even the best of us have certain psychological mechanisms that can suddenly kick in and turn us into monsters.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#1

Neal Stephenson Even the best of us have certain psychological mechanisms that can suddenly kick in and turn us into monsters.
April 28, 2020
It is perfectly legitimate to write novels which are essentially prose poems, but in the end, I think, a novel is like a car, and if you buy a car and grow flowers in it, you're forgetting that the car is designed to take you somewhere else.

Robert Harris Dystopian Author Quotes#54

Robert Harris It is perfectly legitimate to write novels which are essentially prose poems, but in the end, I think, a novel is like a car, […]
April 28, 2020
A book unwritten is a delightful universe of infinite possibilities. Set down one word, however, and it immediately becomes earthbound. Set down one sentence and it's halfway to being just like every other bloody book that's ever been written.

Robert Harris Dystopian Author Quotes#53

Robert Harris A book unwritten is a delightful universe of infinite possibilities. Set down one word, however, and it immediately becomes earthbound. Set down one sentence […]
April 28, 2020
I've always just wanted to earn my living by writing. The best thing is to go into my study in the morning and stay there and put words together.

Robert Harris Dystopian Author Quotes#52

Robert Harris I’ve always just wanted to earn my living by writing. The best thing is to go into my study in the morning and stay […]
April 28, 2020
What is leadership, after all, but the blind choice of one route over another and the confident pretense that the decision was based on reason

Robert Harris Dystopian Author Quotes#51

Robert Harris What is leadership, after all, but the blind choice of one route over another and the confident pretense that the decision was based on […]