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Joan D. Vinge Quotes: Probably I chose immortality because mortality is a universal human obsession.
         

Probably I chose immortality because mortality is a universal human obsession.


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And so The Snow Queen also became a story about the need to seek equilibrium, in our own lives, with the natural world, even within the universe at large.

And so The Snow Queen also became a story about the need to seek equilibrium, in our own lives, with the natural world, even within the universe at large.



In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death.

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death.



Indifference is the strongest force in the universe. It makes everything it touches meaningless. Love and hate don't stand a chance against it.

Indifference is the strongest force in the universe. It makes everything it touches meaningless. Love and hate don't stand a chance against it.



The ecosystem of our world is a closed system: it would run out of gas, collapse of its own weight.

The ecosystem of our world is a closed system: it would run out of gas, collapse of its own weight.



Throughout the ages, stories with certain basic themes have recurred over and over, in widely disparate cultures; emerging like the goddess Venus from the sea of our unconscious.

Throughout the ages, stories with certain basic themes have recurred over and over, in widely disparate cultures; emerging like the goddess Venus from the sea of our unconscious.



For every path you choose, there is another you must abandon, usually forever.

For every path you choose, there is another you must abandon, usually forever.



Studying anthropology, I developed a kind of holistic view of human existence, in which the dichotomies you listed are all necessary and vital aspects of life.

Studying anthropology, I developed a kind of holistic view of human existence, in which the dichotomies you listed are all necessary and vital aspects of life.



Archaeology is the anthropology of the past, and science fiction is the anthropology of the future.

Archaeology is the anthropology of the past, and science fiction is the anthropology of the future.



Here was a fragment of Goddess myth that, through all its permutations, had somehow escaped being turned on its head. It was the perfect springboard for the sort of novel I wanted to write.

Here was a fragment of Goddess myth that, through all its permutations, had somehow escaped being turned on its head. It was the perfect springboard for the sort of novel I wanted to write.



But our society does not grant nontraditional forms of intelligence equal recognition, no matter how much it would help us get along or truly enrich our lives.

But our society does not grant nontraditional forms of intelligence equal recognition, no matter how much it would help us get along or truly enrich our lives.





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If the people speak and the king doesn't listen, there is something wrong with the king. If the kings acts precipitously and the people say nothing, something is wrong with the people.

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