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Larry Niven quotes (26)

And every friend I've got has been writing Mars stories. It was pretty clear I'd never catch up.
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Anything beats an expensive stack of paper.
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As for AIDS, it's a plague. We are human, we get plagues. They come along every so often, kill off two thirds of the population; in the next generation it's a quarter; after that it's a childhood disease.
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Bruce Sterling is one terrific writer and he's relatively new, but I don't know how long he's been doing it; he probably doesn't need the publicity anymore!
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Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen.
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But... watching Steven Barnes taught me to treat my life like an art form.
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Everything starts as somebody's daydream.
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I do not believe they've run out of surprises.
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I do suspect that privacy was a passing fad.
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I don't have a strong interest in history.
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I love superconductors.
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I never got good at predicting what millions of people will suddenly decide is rational.
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I'd repair our education system or replace it with something that works.
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I'd visit the near future, close enough that someone might want to talk to Larry Niven and can figure out the language; distant enough to get me decent medical techniques and a ticket to the Moon.
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I'm not predicting; I just love playing with superconductors.
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I've got five or six unpublished stories kicking around looking for somebody to buy them.
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I've spent a lot of my life among people brighter than myself.
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In general, I don't know when inspiration will pop up.
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In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist society will starve when it runs out of capitalists.
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My problem with new writers is that it takes me five or six years to memorise the right names.
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SF isn't a genre; SF is the matrix in which genres are embedded, and because the SF field is never going in any one direction at any one time, there is hardly a way to cut it off.
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The human species really could have faced global thermonuclear war. During seventy years of Cold War we grew used to it.
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Treat your life like something to be sculpted.
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We need to take command of the solar system to gain that wealth, and to escape the sea of paper our government is becoming, and for some decent chance of stopping a Dinosaur Killer asteroid.
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We should not have assumed that a political space station could be built.
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We're looking as far ahead as we can, and we don't get penalized for mistakes.
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