Conservatism is not about tradition and morality, hasn't been for many decades... It is about the putative biological and spiritual superiority of the wealthy.
When all hopes are lost, only then does reality acquire that sharp focus that defines who we are and what we have become.
I will learn by screwing up.
Mother Nature is a bitch.
It's been a great place to get in touch with what people are really thinking. And to make contact with readers and other writers. Egalitarian, wide open, like the Wild West!
Life on earth is hard. Competition for the necessities of life is fierce. How ridiculous to believe that the law of harsh survival would not be true elsewhere, or that it would be negated by the progress of technology in an advanced civilization...
Sometimes I feel like a beetle crawling through a fusion power plant. I can feel a certain amount, see a certain amount, but I sure as hell don't understand everything.
Grief is not productive. It simply represents an inefficiency in accepting change of status.
Altruism is masked self-interest. Aggressive self-interest is a masked urge to self-destruction.
You deserve whoever governs you... Everyone is responsible for the actions of their leaders.
We'd like to agree with you. He glanced at Arthur. We can't, however, Arthur said. For the moment, then, amicable disagreement and open minds.
That's insane, Lanier said. Not very. It's politics.
A Stellar's jay hopped along behind him, watching closely for dropped crumbs. It's dark, he told the bird. Go to sleep. I've eaten already. Where were you? No food now. The bird persisted, however; it knew humans were liars.
Working in Isaac's universe was more of a treat than a challenge.
Apocalypse could not be repealed by the democratic process.