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#1. The penalty for a long life is increasing resistance to change. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#2. Perfection," Inigo said, "is what we strive for; it is never what we should achieve. There is no such thing as utopia. Life by its nature is a struggle. Take that away and you take away any reason to exist. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#3. Hindsight must surely be the most useless function of the human brain, torturing yourself over the unalterable past. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#4. So government did what government always does when confronted with an opposition which can't be brought down by fair and legal means. It cheated. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#5. Without education and understanding, the barbarians would have outnumbered us and swarmed the city gates a long time ago. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#6. During the Trinity test of the very first atom bomb, Fermi wondered if the detonation would ignite the Earth's atmosphere. They just didn't know, you see. We think the quantum disruption won't propagate. If it does, then the whole universe gets converted into energy. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#7. Most people who have failed miserably in life itself have one last resort left available to them, they become a politician. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#8. I doubt any system that won't reveal its purpose, that only offers promises of a better tomorrow. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#9. Resolution, the ability and determination to see things through to the end. However unexpected or disappointing that end turns out to be. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#10. You've no idea how wonderful toilet paper is until it's taken away from you by an unfeeling universe. I think it's the defining characteristic of human civilization, the ability to manufacture something decent to wipe your ass on. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#11. Wherever you find human misery, you find lawyers, either causing it or making a profit from it. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#12. rationalize that as something else - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#13. Let's see how long the rich can eat their money for - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#14. She couldn't organize an orgy in a brothel. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#15. You cannot impose ideologies on people who do not embrace it wholeheartedly. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#16. This universe and all it is connected with will come to an end. Entropy carries us towards the inevitable omega point, that is why entropy exists. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#17. Start taking money away from the privileged, and they can turn just as savage as any animal that gets shoved into Philippa's arena. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#18. It is the epitome of entropy, the final enemy of all things. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#19. Memories do not hurt, they only influence. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#20. HR?'
'Human Resources.'
'In Brussels that kind of department is referred to as the Office for Personkind Enablement. Resources sounds like something you dig out of the ground. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#21. We spend most of our lives in relationships or bringing up children which are a product of relationships. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#22. Don't worry. The chaps train for civil disobedience suppression. We'll crack a few heads, chuck some of the would-be revolutionaries in jail, and the rest will slink off back to their hovels and drink themselves stupid all night. And if worse comes to worst, well, we've got all the guns, haven't we? - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#23. I believe that intelligence and rationality will always be primary no matter what shape sentient creatures take. To not think that would be to doubt the value of life itself. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#24. He said that for wickedness to succeed all it takes is for decent people to do nothing. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#25. Meteorites fell through the night sky like a gentle sleet of icefire, - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#26. Three hundred and twenty-eight wormholes were opened in unison. They were small, all of them measuring a metre and a half wide. Just enough for a ten-megatonne warhead to pass through. The wormholes closed. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#27. So how big an interest have you been taking in the Pilgrimage?' 'Big. That idiot Ethan really could trigger the end of the galaxy. I'd have to move.' 'How terrible. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#28. Societies only have waste products while acquiring fresh raw material remains a cheaper option than recycling. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#29. Consciousness is just a window into time. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#30. True life is the understanding and support of other people, of selflessness, of charity, of kindness. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#31. Sometimes you have to do what's wrong in order to do what's right. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#32. That was the trouble with freethinkers, they had overactive imaginations that made them uncertain. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#33. How many twenty-second-century bureaucrats did it take to change a light panel?
We'll have a sub-committee meeting and get back to you with an estimate. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#34. Ian chuckled. "You know what the world's greatest oxymoron is?" "Happily married," Sid said wearily. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#35. The military do so love shiny new technology, there's always so many ways to abuse it. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#36. What's a lightwave ship?"
"UFO, basically."
"Cool," Angela said. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#37. Any sentient entity who has lived, has changed. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#38. This is the age of total digitalisation; everything is online always.'
'Uh huh, and that's why our politicians are pure and clean, and the world works so well, is it? Because everybody knows everything and there's no hiding place. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#39. That's a huge gamble." "We're long past the time for careful certainty. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#40. Computers aren't smart, just fast. Garbage in, garbage out. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#41. Laura Brandt knew all about coming out of a suspension chamber. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#42. Interpretation though the filters of ideology has always been one of our race's curses. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#43. Ian kept his brain in his dick, - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#44. Once you have extrapolated the effects a particular science will have on society - cheap clean energy, rejuvenation - the political impact is quite easy to predict. The two are twinned. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#45. Once you've achieved everything, there is nothing left. You take out the core of being human: the striving. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#46. You cannot fight entropy. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#47. Would being completely alone in a universe bring a sensation of closing limitations or infinitely expanding horizons with associated loneliness? - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#48. This must be the sixth realm, the nameless void. Entropy is the only lord here. We will all bow down before him in the end. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#49. Alien Affairs. Bad name I always thought, makes it sound like they're shagging them rather than investigating them. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#50. Funny how different life could be, so many things that make you take one route instead of another. If only we could live them all. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#51. Think of it as an eight-dimensional onion.' Justine straightened her back and gave her father an exasperated look. 'Thanks, Dad. That's helpful. I always think in those terms, it really helps a lot. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#52. Genuine scientific progress is a slow climb, which requires a stable society to support thinkers and theorists over many generations. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#53. People are put off by the perception of science fiction, and it doesn't help if you've got references to quantum this and quantum that on the first page, and people think, 'This isn't for me,' and chuck it. I'm probably a pretty bad offender, given how far in the future some of my stuff is. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#54. Always demand proof of nirvana before you start following messiahs who're selling it to you. Those guys don't exactly have the greatest track record in the universe. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#55. If you've enjoyed 'Battlestar Galactica', you should love my stuff. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#56. The dead hand of society's inertia and the financial interest of the elite minority hold us back as a species. They govern us so they can continue to govern us. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#57. Kelly was starting to have serious second thoughts about the whole assignment. Like all war correspondents, she supposed. Being on the ground was very different to sitting in the office anticipating being on the ground. Especially with the appearance of that red cloud. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#58. Taxis are useful in this town, aren't they?" Clayton mused. "So perfectly anonymous. And they all look the same. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#59. Random Acts of Kindness," he said. "You need some in your life. Everybody does."
"No, I don't have much of a rak, but hey, this is the twenty-third century, you can get anything fixed if you have enough money. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#60. It was always a puzzle, given that he spent his days achieving nothing, that he had no time for anything. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#61. The human race, for all our facets and our institutional stupidity, is something I believe in. I admire our diversity, our stubbornness. The dynamic of conflict is one of our greatest traits. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#62. There will always be people treated badly, which I feel is basic human nature and difficult to eliminate. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#63. But to have dreamed the dream is to have flown above the mountains so high in all but deed. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#64. It's not a god he worships, it's the devil. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#65. You convinced yourselves we're just a bunch of regular lads who got a bad break in life. Anything else would have cracked your dream open and made you face reality. Illusion is easy. Illusion is the loser's way out. Your way. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#66. How they hell does it do that? - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#67. I'm an appropriate companion personality for a girl your age, young missy. We spent all night ransacking that library to see what I should be like. You got any idea what it's like watching eight million hours of Disney AVs? - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#68. Their electronics are still back in the Stone Age. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#69. Bollocks! Bollocks, bollocks. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#70. Are you sure it is trustworthy, Mellanie?"
"I'd be dead if it wasn't."
"yes. I suppose that does generate a respectable level of personsal confidence - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#71. As if we didn't have enough weapons already. But that's human nature, we've always got to go one better, to increase the terror another notch. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#72. That's just to start?' 'Yeah.' 'Giu. So what happens after that?' 'Whatever needs to happen. That's the whole point of being strategic. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#73. The universe was not built on integrity. In the face of weakness, force can and will triumph. All you can do is choose who wields that force. Us or the Starflyer. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#74. I don't get it. There's nothing here. Send your invasion force halfway across the galaxy so they can build a five star ski resort? That's crazy. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#75. babies are God's way of persuading parents to have teenagers. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#76. The whole point of science fiction is that you explore the effect of ideas on a society. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#77. Another religious fanatic to whom facts and reality took second place to dogma. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#78. He never did understand why people admired or even collected art. The greatest human artist could never hope to match what nature did with a single flower. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#79. Space opera has always given authors a way to include a vast array of ideas and concepts. The opportunities it provides are limitless. Long may it reign. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#80. Always trust in proven survivors. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#81. Only people with one short life want to go tearing out into the great unknown with nothing more than a flashlight and a stick to poke the rattlers with. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#82. Ego had brought him to this point, that stupid refusal to quit the case, to simply do the job according to procedure and pick up the monthly salary transfer. Now look where it had brought him, sitting right next to a crapping great fusion bomb. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#83. Any species possessing this kind of knowledge base is best left unannoyed. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#84. Humans can do anything if they have enough determination. And knowledge. Knowledge is the key to everything. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#85. We're on Earth, now, remember. You can do anything you want here as long as you've got money. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#86. The sun was boiling, the swaying was uncomfortable, the horse stank. She felt wonderful - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#87. Yet, in the end, entropy will always emerge victorious, snuffing out the very last glimmer of heat and light. After that there is only darkness. When that state is reached even eternity will cease to exist, for one moment will be like every other and nothingness will claim the universe. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#88. How you humans survive so much experience is something I shall never understand. To do so much and react to it all in the way you do is as much a curse as a blessing. You never take time to digest and appreciate what happens to you. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#89. Lawyers had abolished the simple concept of right and wrong, turning it into degrees of guilt. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#90. I grew up on a farm," Ayanna protested. "We worked the land." She pulled a face. "Well, I helped Dad program the agribots. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#91. [sic] his reaction was a sign of civilization. Nobody reaches for a gun anymore, just for his lawyer. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#92. I haven't yet written a book in a far-future utopia, where all bad things are eliminated, but it would be fun to do that one day and introduce some subversion. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#93. It is the others you must convince, the ignorant masses, yet paradoxically, they are the ones hardest for you to reach. Theirs are the minds which, thanks to circumstance, have set and hardened against new concepts and ideas from an early age. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#94. Life alone is precious, but conscious thought is the greatest gift the universe offers. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#95. Life's a bitch, then you rejuvenate and do it all over again. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#96. killed fifteen men when I was in combat. Yeah, he was a nurse. Couldn't read the label on the medicine bottle. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#97. Thoale alone knows why suicides are so fond of jumping off cliffs and bridges; they wouldn't if they knew what that trip's like. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#98. Weapons science was always kept very close to the government's chest, receiving the most funds and the least publicity. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#99. Violence: the brutish solution of the ignorant who know they could never get enough people to vote for them. - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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#100. The hostile force! The reasone the barrier was established. "Astrophysics, do we know what's causing that?"
"No, sir," Bruno said cheerfully. "Not a clue". - Author: Peter F. Hamilton
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