Spider Robinson Quotes

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Spider Robinson Quotes

And I repeat: if there is anything that can divert the land of my birth from its current stampede into the Stone Age, it is the widespread dissemination of the thoughts and perceptions that Robert Heinlein has been selling as entertainment since 1939.
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Librarians are the secret masters of the world. They control information. Don't ever piss one off.

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Shared pain is lessened.
Shared joy is increased.
Thus we refute entropy.

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One of the secret masters of
the world: a librarian. They
control information. Don't ever p**s one off.

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The problems of today's youth were no longer a Sunday supplement, or a news broadcast, or anything so remote and intangible. They were suddenly become a dirty, shivering boy, who told us that in this world we had built for him with our sweat and our blood, he was not only tired of living, but so unscared of dying that he did it daily, sometimes for recreation.

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In 1971, after seven years in college, with that magic piece of paper clutched triumphantly in my fist, the best job I was able to get was night watchman on a sewer project in Babylon, N.Y. guarding a hole in the ground to prevent anyone from stealing it. God bless the American educational system!

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Progress is something with no pity, and no purpose. It just happens. It chews up all you ever knew, and spits out things you can't understand, and the only value it seems to have is to make a few people a lot of money.

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I had not until then fully realized that I was odd, that there was anything strange about growing up with a single-parent genius. I thought all homes had equations scrawled with disc-marker across all the cabinets and walls, and clean laundry in the freezer, and defrosting chicken in the tool drawer. I thought everyone read a book a day and listened to hours of ancient music.

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Anger is always fear in disguise

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He smiled like a sun lamp.

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Never attribute to malice, that which can be reasonably explained by stupidity.

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You become uneasy with people in direct proportion to how many lies you have to keep track of in their presence.

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Information can't be put in any container that isn't leaky.

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We are all time travelers moving at the speed of exactly 60 minutes per hour.

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Euphemisms are for the differently brained.

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Dreams should be forgotten when we wake. Or one day we will find ourselves unable to sleep.

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