Paolo Bacigalupi Quotes

Laws are a fine thing on paper, but painful when no bribery can ease their bind.

Paolo Bacigalupi

Politics is ugly. Never doubt what small men will do for great power.

Paolo Bacigalupi

Laws are confusing documents. They get in the way of justice.

Paolo Bacigalupi

Knowledge is simply a terrible ocean we must cross, and hope that wisdom lies on the other side.

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They say in the military that a good battle plan can last as long as five minutes in real fighting. After that, it comes down to if the general is favored by fate and the spirits.

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You're saying that you yoked the world to your patented grains and seeds, happily enslaved us alland now you finally realize that you are dragging us all to hell.

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All life produces waste. The act of living produces costs, hazards and disposal questions, and so the (Environment) Ministry has found itself in the center of all life, mitigating, guiding and policing the detritus of the average person along with investigating the infractions of the greedy and short-sighted, the ones who wish to make quick profits and trade on others lives for it.

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Food should come from the place of its origin, and stay there. It shouldnt spend its time crisscrossing the globe for the sake of profit. We went down that path once, and it brought us to ruin.

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Every time he makes plans for his future, he seems to fail. Every time he reaches forward, the world leans against him, pressing him down.

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At first, when California started winning its water lawsuits and shutting off cities, the displaced people just followed the waterright to California. It took a little while before the bureaucrats realized what was going on, but finally someone with a sharp pencil did the math and realized that taking in people along with their water didn't solve a water shortage.

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We write dust epitaphs for our vanquished enemies and watch them blow away in the desert wind.

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