Best Quotes by Neal Stephenson (Top 10)

  1. See, the world is full of things more powerful than us. But if you know how to catch a ride, you can go places,
  2. Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. If I moved to a martial-arts monastery in China and studied real hard for ten years. If my family was wiped out by Colombian drug dealers and I swore myself to revenge. If I got a fatal disease, had one year to live, and devoted it to wiping out street crime. If I just dropped out and devoted my life to being bad.
  3. Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker's game because they almost always turn out to be"”or to be indistinguishable from"”self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time.
  4. The difference between stupid and intelligent people - and this is true whether or not they are well-educated - is that intelligent people can handle subtlety.
  5. Ninety-nine percent of everything that goes on in most Christian churches has nothing whatsoever to do with the actual religion. Intelligent people all notice this sooner or later, and they conclude that the entire one hundred percent is bullshit, which is why atheism is connected with being intelligent in people's minds.
  6. When you are wrestling for possession of a sword, the man with the handle always wins.
  7. To condense fact from the vapor of nuance.
  8. Like every other creature on the face of the earth, Godfrey was, by birthright, a stupendous badass, albeit in the somewhat narrow technical sense that he could trace his ancestry back up a long line of slightly less highly evolved stupendous badasses to that first self-replicating gizmo—-which, given the number and variety of its descendants, might justifiably be described as the most stupendous badass of all time. Everyone and everything that wasn't a stupendous badass was dead.
  9. Boredom is a mask frustration wears.
  10. Talent was not rare; the ability to survive having it was.

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