The best Quotes by William Gibson

The best Quotes by William Gibson

William Ford Gibson (born March 17, 1948) is an American-Canadian speculative fiction writer and essayist widely credited with pioneering the science fiction subgenre known as cyberpunk.

Time moves in one direction, memory in another.
Distrust That Particular Flavor
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For years I have been mourning and not for my dead, it is for this boy for whatever corner in my heart died when his childhood slid out of my arms.
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Because people who couldn't imagine themselves capable of evil were at a major disadvantage in dealing with people who didn't need to imagine, because they already were.
Conspiracy theory's got to be simple. Sense doesn't come into it. People are more scared of how complicated shit actually is than they ever are about whatever's supposed to be behind the conspiracy.
A few stray bits of Lego edged fitfully about among lower strata, like bright rectilinear beetles.
The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed.
December 2003
When the past is always with you, it may as well be present; and if it is present, it will be future as well.
We have sealed ourselves away behind our money, growing inward, generating a seamless universe of self.
Night City was like a deranged experiment in social Darwinism, designed by a bored researcher who kept one thumb permanently on the fast-forward button.
Cliches became cliches for a reason; that they usually hold at least a modicum of truth, and the following cliche is truer than most: You can't know where you're going if you don't know where you've been.
Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation.
I guess Twitter is the first thing that has been attractive to me as social media. I never felt the least draw to Facebook or MySpace.
The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.
Language is to the mind more than light is to the eye.

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In the 1950s in Columbia, South Carolina, it was considered OK for kids to play with weird things. We could go to the hardware store and buy 100 feet of dynamite fuse.
There was very little art in my childhood. I was raised in South Carolina; I wasn't aware of any art in South Carolina. There was a minor museum in Charleston, which had nothing of interest in it. It showed local artists, paintings of birds.
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to South Carolina - and that's pretty much the same thing.
You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think we don’t recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble? Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself plainly when you have need of him.
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How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand... there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep, that have taken hold.
36
A child's voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who've forgotten how to listen.
39
All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.
16
I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!
8
If you can't find a Lego brick, just turn off the light and walk through the room barefoot - the brick's gonna find you!
Ich gehe langsam, aber ich gehe nie zurück.
4
Wild globalisation has benefited some, but it's been a catastrophe for most.
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3
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