John Kilian Houston Brunner Quotes

UNFAIR Term applied to advantages enjoyed by other people which we tried to cheat them out of and didnt manage.

John Kilian Houston Brunner

SHALMANESER That real cool piece of hardware up at the GT tower. They say he's apt to evolve to true consciousness one day. Also they say he's as intelligent as a thousand of us put together, which isn't really saying much, because when you put a thousand of us together look how stupidly we behave.

John Kilian Houston Brunner

They surely are condemned to Hell Who rule their lives by greed and lust And Satan waits for those as well Who in machines repose their trust.

John Kilian Houston Brunner

In an individual one would regard it as evidence of insanity to see someone repeatedly undertaking enterprises that resulted in his losing precisely what he claimed he was trying to achieve; it is not less lunatic to do it on the international scale, but if youve been catching the news lately youll have noticed its being done more than ever.

John Kilian Houston Brunner

Theyd have me out and shoot me the first day they took charge. Anyone like me is intolerably subversive to an authoritarian rgime, because Im not interested in imposing my ideas by force on other people.

John Kilian Houston Brunner

I can't see heaven but I credit hell I live in New York so I know it well. When they shut out heaven with the Fuller Dome God gave it up and He went home.

John Kilian Houston Brunner

Weve always cared more about property rights than human rights in this country. You should know that.

John Kilian Houston Brunner

I love the place, and when they get love down to a bunch of factors you can analyse with a computer therell be nothing left of whatever makes it worth being human!

John Kilian Houston Brunner

NEGRO Member of a subgroup of the human race who hails, or whose ancestors hailed, from a chunk of land nicknamednot by its residentsAfrica. Superior to the Caucasian in that negroes did not invent nuclear weapons, the automobile, Christianity, nerve gas, the concentration camp, military epidemics, or the megalopolis.

John Kilian Houston Brunner

You dont have to know everything. You simply need to know where to find it when necessary.

John Kilian Houston Brunner

What are you going to do for a career? Diverted from his orbit, Donald binked. Well, something which uses up a minimum of my time, I imagine. So I can use the rest to mortar up the gaps in my education.

John Kilian Houston Brunner

COINCIDENCE You werent paying attention to the other half of what was going on.

John Kilian Houston Brunner

Nothing short of religion could persuade a normal girl to make herself look so awful.

John Kilian Houston Brunner

Were aware of the scale of the planet, so we dont accept that our own circumscribed horizons constitute reality. Much more real is whats relayed to us by the TV.

John Kilian Houston Brunner

LEADERSHIP A form of self-preservation exhibited by people with autodestructive imaginations in order to ensure that when it comes to the crunch itll be someone elses bones which go crack and not their own.

John Kilian Houston Brunner
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