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This was an age of extremes, a...

This was an age of extremes, a fascinating century of freaks... but nobody loved it.

Alfred Bester 33 quotes

Don't ask the world to stop mo...

Don't ask the world to stop moving because you have doubts.

Alfred Bester 33 quotes

Millions for nonsense, but not...

Millions for nonsense, but not one cent for entropy.

Alfred Bester 33 quotes

It's been suggested that most ...

It's been suggested that most women fail to write significantly because the female mind is viscerotonic, and occupied almost exclusively with the moment-to-moment reality of emotions. If this is true, literature's loss is science fiction's gain, for Out of Bounds, Judith Merril's collection of short stories, is a warm and colorful rendering of the minutiae of the future.

Alfred Bester 33 quotes

The appeal of science fiction ...

The appeal of science fiction has always been its iconoclasm . . . But in order to be an iconoclast, an author must be more than merely aware of the idol he wishes to destroy. He must be intimate with it and understand it in all its aspects. This means that he must have devoted serious thought to it, and have beliefs of his own which will stand up in the place of the broken idol. In other words, any child can complain, but it takes an adult to clash with accepted beliefs . . . an adult with ideas.

Alfred Bester 33 quotes

I've handed life and death bac...

I've handed life and death back to the people who do the living and the dying.

Alfred Bester 33 quotes

Intellect is the ability to av...

Intellect is the ability to avoid belaboring the obvious.

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I challenge you, me. Die or li...

I challenge you, me. Die or live and be great.

Alfred Bester 33 quotes

Gully Foyle is my name And Ter...

Gully Foyle is my name And Terra is my nation Deep space is my dwelling place The stars my destination

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The damnable frustration of re...

The damnable frustration of revenge. Revenge is for dreams...never for reality.

Alfred Bester 33 quotes

Life is a freak. That's its ho...

Life is a freak. That's its hope and glory.

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If you can have everything at ...

If you can have everything at fifty that you wanted when you were fifteen, you're happy.

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The whole point of extravaganc...

The whole point of extravagance is to act like a fool and feel like a fool, but enjoy it.

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I'm not much interested in ext...

I'm not much interested in extrapolating science and technology; I merely use extrapolation as a means of putting people into new quandaries which produce colorful pressures and conflicts.

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I'm a great believer in people...

I'm a great believer in people and their untapped potential.

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Most science fiction, quite fr...

Most science fiction, quite frankly, is silly nonsense.

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It's obvious we can't all be a...

It's obvious we can't all be a Gully Foyle, but most of us energize at such a low level, so far short of our real capabilities, we could all be more, do more.

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no matter how we defend oursel...

no matter how we defend ourselves against the outside we're always licked by something from the inside. ThereЂџs no defense against betrayal, and we all betray ourselves.

Alfred Bester 33 quotes

You pigs, you. You rut like pi...

You pigs, you. You rut like pigs, is all. You got the most in you, and you use the least. You hear me, you? Got a million in you and spend pennies. Got a genius in you and think crazies. Got a heart in you and feel empties. All a you. Every you...

Alfred Bester 33 quotes

One of the things that everybo...

One of the things that everybody knows about space travel but never mentions is its aphrodisiac quality.

Alfred Bester 33 quotes

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