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Iain M. Banks Quotes: "By the usual reckoning, the worst books make the best films."

By the usual reckoning, the worst books make the best films.




Iain M. Banks Quotes: "One should never regret one's excesses, only one's failures of nerve."

One should never regret one's excesses, only one's failures of nerve.




Iain M. Banks Quotes: "I love writing and can't imagine not being able to do it. I want an easy life and if it had been difficult doing it I wouldn't be doing it. I do admire writers who do it even though it costs them."

I love writing and can't imagine not being able to do it. I want an easy life and if it had been difficult doing it I wouldn't be doing it. I do admire writers who do it even though it costs them.



Iain M. Banks Quotes: "You been mud wrestling..?' 'Only with my conscience.' 'Really? Who won?' 'Well, it was one of those rare occasions when violence really doesn't solve anything."

You been mud wrestling..?' 'Only with my conscience.' 'Really? Who won?' 'Well, it was one of those rare occasions when violence really doesn't solve anything.




Iain M. Banks Quotes: "In life you hoped to do what you could but mostly you did what you were told and that was the end of it."

In life you hoped to do what you could but mostly you did what you were told and that was the end of it.



Iain M. Banks Quotes: "It gripped her hand gently. 'Regret is for humans, ' it said.She laughed. 'Really?'The machine shrugged and let go of her hand. 'Oh, no. It's just something we tell ourselves."

It gripped her hand gently. 'Regret is for humans, ' it said.She laughed. 'Really?'The machine shrugged and let go of her hand. 'Oh, no. It's just something we tell ourselves.



Iain M. Banks Quotes: "Patience can be a means of letting matters mature to a proper state for action, not just a way of letting time slip away."

Patience can be a means of letting matters mature to a proper state for action, not just a way of letting time slip away.




Iain M. Banks Quotes: "We are a race prone to monsters, she thought, and when we produce one we worship it."

We are a race prone to monsters, she thought, and when we produce one we worship it.



Iain M. Banks Quotes: "The Culture gives us so much, but in fact it’s only taking things away from us, lobotimizings everybody in it, taking away their choices, their potential for being really good or even slightly bad."

The Culture gives us so much, but in fact it’s only taking things away from us, lobotimizings everybody in it, taking away their choices, their potential for being really good or even slightly bad.



Iain M. Banks Quotes: "All you ever were was a little bit of the universe, thinking to itself."

All you ever were was a little bit of the universe, thinking to itself.



Iain M. Banks Quotes: "They speak very well of you".- "They speak very well of everybody."- "That so bad?"- "Yes. It means you can´t trust them."

They speak very well of you".- "They speak very well of everybody."- "That so bad?"- "Yes. It means you can´t trust them.



Iain M. Banks Quotes: "the ignobility of thought and action that desperation born of indigence produces."

the ignobility of thought and action that desperation born of indigence produces.




Iain M. Banks Quotes: "[T]here can be a form of vanity in grief that is indulged rather than suffered."

[T]here can be a form of vanity in grief that is indulged rather than suffered.



Iain M. Banks Quotes: "I have seen people who find that grief gives them something they never had before, and no matter how terrible and real their loss they choose to hug that awfulness to them rather than push it away."

I have seen people who find that grief gives them something they never had before, and no matter how terrible and real their loss they choose to hug that awfulness to them rather than push it away.



Iain M. Banks Quotes: "[M]y determined and strenuous endeavours to take in absolutely nothing of what I had regarded as entirely the most irrelevant part of my schooling had patently not met with total success"

[M]y determined and strenuous endeavours to take in absolutely nothing of what I had regarded as entirely the most irrelevant part of my schooling had patently not met with total success



Iain M. Banks Quotes: "One believed what one was told to believe, what it made sense to believe. Unless one was a foreigner, of course, or a philosopher."

One believed what one was told to believe, what it made sense to believe. Unless one was a foreigner, of course, or a philosopher.



Iain M. Banks Quotes: "Welcome to the future, she thought, surveying all this wordage and tat. All our tragedies and triumphs, our lives and deaths, our shames and joys are just stuffing for your emptiness."

Welcome to the future, she thought, surveying all this wordage and tat. All our tragedies and triumphs, our lives and deaths, our shames and joys are just stuffing for your emptiness.



Iain M. Banks Quotes: "The trick, he supposed, was never to lose sight of the theoretical possibility while not for a moment taking the idea remotely seriously."

The trick, he supposed, was never to lose sight of the theoretical possibility while not for a moment taking the idea remotely seriously.



Iain M. Banks Quotes: "The History Of The Universe In Three WordsCHAPTER ONEBang!CHAPTER TWOsssssCHAPTER THREEcrunch.THE END"

The History Of The Universe In Three WordsCHAPTER ONEBang!CHAPTER TWOsssssCHAPTER THREEcrunch.THE END