Gregory Dale Bear Quotes

A Stellars jay hopped along behind him, watching closely for dropped crumbs. Its dark, he told the bird. Go to sleep. I've eaten already. Where were you? No food now. The bird persisted, however; it knew humans were liars.

Gregory Dale Bear

Altruism is masked self-interest. Aggressive self-interest is a masked urge to self-destruction.

Gregory Dale Bear

Life on earth is hard. Competition for the necessities of life is fierce. How ridiculous to believe that the law of harsh survival would not be true elsewhere, or that it would be negated by the progress of technology in an advanced civilization...

Gregory Dale Bear

Its not impossible, Minelli said. No, Edward admitted, but its paranoid as hell, and thats the last thing we need, more fear.

Gregory Dale Bear

Apocalypse could not be repealed by the democratic process.

Gregory Dale Bear

Wed like to agree with you. He glanced at Arthur. We cant, however, Arthur said. For the moment, then, amicable disagreement and open minds.

Gregory Dale Bear

Having ones eyes opened doesnt make one grateful.

Gregory Dale Bear

Grief is not productive. It simply represents an inefficiency in accepting change of status.

Gregory Dale Bear

Sometimes I feel like a beetle crawling through a fusion power plant. I can feel a certain amount, see a certain amount, but I sure as hell dont understand everything.

Gregory Dale Bear

The price of freedomof individualityis attention to politics, careful planning, careful organization; philosophy is no more a barrier against political disaster than it is against plague.

Gregory Dale Bear

Nothing is lost. Nothing is forgotten. It was in the blood, the flesh, And now it is forever.

Gregory Dale Bear

You deserve whoever governs you ... Everyone is responsible for the actions of their leaders.

Gregory Dale Bear

There is nothing finer in the world than the telling of tales. Split atoms if you wish, but splitting an infinitiveand getting away with itis far nobler. Lance boils if you wish, but pricking pretensions is often cleaner and always more fun.

Gregory Dale Bear

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