Peter Watts Quotes

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It's kind of like a Zen thing. Like playing the piano, or being a centipede in Heaven. -Peter Watts
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People aren't rational. We're not thinking machines, we're - we're feeling machines that happen to think. -Peter Watts
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Thanks to a vampire and a boatload of freaks and an invading alien horde, I'm Human again. -Peter Watts
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But then I remembered: the universe was closed, and so very small. There was really nowhere else to go. -Peter Watts
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Pack animals always tear apart the weaklings in their midst. Every child knows that much instinctively. -Peter Watts
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Dogs are always going to come up short if you insist on defining them as a weird kind of cat. -Peter Watts
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The vampires win every time. -Peter Watts
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Word of advice, ' the Colonel said from the other side. 'Don't tease the zombies. -Peter Watts
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At least with the Catholics, you know that when someone hands you a cracker there's gonna be wine in the mix at some point. -Peter Watts
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Technology implies belligerence. -Peter Watts
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You can't turn a sunset into a string of grunts without losing something. -Peter Watts
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You can't see why anyone wouldn't want to wallow in the sheer beauty of language. -Peter Watts
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It's really kind of... well, beautiful, in a way. Even the monsters, once you get to know 'em. We're all beautiful. -Peter Watts
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Property damage is so much easier to live with than murder. -Peter Watts
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Everyone's running from something. -Peter Watts
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Radar is too long in the tooth for fine detail. -Peter Watts
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I don't understand how meat like you survived to adulthood. -Peter Watts
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Transcendence is transformation. -Peter Watts
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What's the survival value of obsessing on a sunset? -Peter Watts
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If the rest of your brain were conscious, it would probably regard you as the pointy-haired boss from Dilbert -Peter Watts
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What's the difference between being dead, and just not knowing you're alive? -Peter Watts
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You ever try holding, say, even a single chapter of a novel in your head? Consciously? All at once? -Peter Watts
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The neurological condition of echopraxia is to autonomy as blindsight is to consciousness. -Peter Watts
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I visited blathernodes, soaked myself in other people's opinions. -Peter Watts
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The most altruistic and sustainable philosophies fail before the brute brain stem imperative of self-interest. -Peter Watts
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Everything's an act. Everything's strategy. -Peter Watts
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Stars, everywhere. So many stars that I could not for the life me understand how the sky could contain them all yet be so black. -Peter Watts
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Brains are survival engines, not truth detectors. -Peter Watts
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The laws of physics were the OS of some inconceivable supercomputer called reality. -Peter Watts
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After four thousand years we can't even prove that reality exists beyond the mind of the first-person dreamer. -Peter Watts
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The static's nice. I could do without the screeching.' 'Are you kidding? That's the music of the spheres, commissar. It's beautiful. Like old jazz. -Peter Watts
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Everyone's got intimacy issues these days, in case you hadn't noticed.' He must have; the population had been dropping for decades. -Peter Watts
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