Neal Stephenson

Neal Stephenson

Most of my colleagues go on backpacking trips when they have to do some thinking. I go to a good hardware store and head for the oiliest, dustiest corners. ... If they're really good, they don't hassle me. They let me wander around and think. Young hardware clerks have a lot of hubris. They think they can help you find anything.... Old hardware clerks have learned the hard way that nothing in a hardware store ever gets bought for its nominal purpose. You buy something that was designed to do one thing, and you use it fMore Neal Stephenson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Middle class prosperity is lapidary; the flow of cash rounds and smooths a person like water does riverbed stones.More Neal Stephenson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
At the beginning of the project, I wasn't certain that I could come up with an engaging storyline and cast of characters in this world, so I had a strong bias toward actually writing, and worrying about research later. In other words, I was afraid that I'd devote a year or two of my life to grinding through Kant and Husserl, then discover that there simply was no novel to be written here.More Neal Stephenson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Leibniz is at the disadvantage of not having seen it. Or perhaps we should count this as an advantage, for anyone who sees it is dumbfounded by the brilliance of the geometry, and it is difficult to criticize a man’s work when you are down on your knees shielding your eyes.More Neal Stephenson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
So, you're worried that a pink dragon will fly over the concent and fart nerve gas on us?More Neal Stephenson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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