“If you want to double your success rate, triple your failure rate.”
Kim Stanley Robinson
“Very few people ever bother to find out what other people really think. They are willing to accept whatever they are told about anyone sufficiently distant.”
A word after a word after a word is power.
Fiction is optimistic or unrealistic enough to demand that there should be a meaningful narrative.
“Don’t become a well-rounded person. Well-rounded people are smooth and dull. Become a thoroughly spiky person. Grow spikes from every angle. Stick in their throats like a pufferfish.”
“Trick suffering into becoming creativity – that’s magic.”
“The truth is a stranger…Not always welcome by daylight.”
“See, the world is full of things more powerful than us. But if you know how to catch a ride, you can go places.”