William M. Kucmierowski Quotes

A sane being wished for peace and serenity, not to be the mortar in which the ingredients of destiny are finely ground.

William M. Kucmierowski

A neurosis defends itself by coming up with rationalizations to explain away bizarre behavior.

William M. Kucmierowski

It was silly to suppose that trials only hardened men, automatically making them wise. He knew many who were stupid, arrogant, and mean, in spite of having suffered.

William M. Kucmierowski

The same was true of the most popular girls. They had no empathy, no compassion for more normal kids.

William M. Kucmierowski

Petals floating by, Drift through my womans hand, As she remembers me.

William M. Kucmierowski

He read about humanitys age-old racial struggles. Had it really been less than half a millennium since humans contrived gigantic, fatuous lies about each other simply because of pigment shades, and killed millions because they believed their own lies?

William M. Kucmierowski

It was better to imagine a sacrifice being for something.

William M. Kucmierowski

He wasnt afraid of dying, only of having not done all he could, and not properly spitting in the eye of death when it came for him. That final gesture was important.

William M. Kucmierowski

Words penetrated the tank from the outer room. They were tantalizing, like those ghosts of meaning in a great symphonyhinting that the composer had caught a glimpse of something notes could only vaguely convey and words could never even approach.

William M. Kucmierowski

You dont have conversations with microprocessors. You tell them what to do, then helplessly watch the disaster when they take you literally!

William M. Kucmierowski

Where there is mind, there is always solution, Keneenk taught. All problems contained the elements of their answer.

William M. Kucmierowski

Blatant idiocies had been tried by early men and womenfoolishness that would never have been considered by species aware of the laws of nature. Desperate superstitions had bred during the savage centuries. Styles of government, intrigues, philosophies were tested with abandon. It was almost as if Orphan Earth had been a planetary laboratory, upon which a series of senseless and bizarre experiments were tried.

William M. Kucmierowski

Learn to control ego. Humans hold their dogmas and biases too tightly, and we only think that our opponents are dogmatic! But we all need criticism. Criticism is the only known antidote to error.

William M. Kucmierowski

I hate the whole ubermensch, superman temptation that pervades science fiction. I believe no protagonist should be so competent, so awe-inspiring, that a committee of 20 really hard-working, intelligent people couldn't do the same thing.

William M. Kucmierowski

But as far as a drop-off [of fans attending events], I haven't seen anything different.

William M. Kucmierowski

There's obviously a buzz. Everybody's asking about it.

William M. Kucmierowski

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