Connie Willis Quotes

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Connie Willis Quotes

They were a susitute. They were what you did when you couldnt have what you wanted.
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And kissed her for a hundred and sixty-nine years.

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The entire range of human experience is present in a church choir, including, but not restricted to jealousy, revenge, horror, pride, incompetence (the tenors have never been on the right note in the entire history of church choirs, and the basses have never been on the right page), wrath, lust and existential despair.

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One of the nastier trends in library management in recent years is the notion that libraries should be 'responsive to their patrons'.

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The amazing thing is that chaotic systems don't always stay chaotic," Ben said, leaning on the gate. "Sometimes they spontaneously reorganize themselves into an orderly structure."
"They suddenly become less chaotic?" I said, wishing that would happen at HiTek.
"No, that's the thing. They become more and more chaotic until they reach some sort of chaotic critical mass. When that happens, they spontaneously reorganize themselves at a higher equilibrium level. It's called self-organized criticality.

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It is my belief that everything you need to know about the world can be learned in a church choir.

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I hate sequels. They're never as good as the first book.

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I watched the entire O.J. Simpson trial, and he was guilty.

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That's what the movies do. They don't entertain us, they don't send the message: 'We care.' They give us lines to say, they assign us parts: John Wayne, Theda Bara, Shirley Temple, take your pick.

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And every place and time an author writes about is imaginary, from Oz to Raymond Chandler's L.A. to Dickens's London.

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Wrong, and wrong agains,' he said. 'The likeness is already there. The metaphor only sees it. And it is not a mere figure of speech. It is the very essence of our minds as we seek to make sense of our surroundings, our experiences, ourselves, seeing similarities, parallels, connections. We cannot help it. Even as the mind fails, it goes on trying to make sense of what is happening to it.

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Movie Cliche #12: The Moral. A character states the obvious and everybody gets the point.

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Moom' and 'tomb' actually rhyme, which is something Dickinson hardly ever did, preferring near-rhymes such as 'mat/gate', 'tune/sun,' and 'balm/hermaphrodite.

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Seriousness of mind was a prerequisite for understanding Newtonian physics. I am not convinced it is not a handicap in understanding quantum theory.

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None of the things one frets about ever happen. Something one's never thought of does.

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