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William Gibson Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from William Gibson
  1. #1
    “Probably got him on ice. Thaw when needed.”
  2. #2
    “Wintermute was hive mind ... effecting change in the world ... Neuromancer was personality. Neuromancer was immortality.”
  3. #3
    “He’d operated on an almost permanent adrenaline high, a byproduct of youth and proficiency, jacking into a custom cyberspace deck that projected his disembodied consciousness into the consensual hallucination that was the matrix.”
  4. #4
    “Case fell into the prison of his own flesh.”
  5. #5
    “Anybody any good at what they do, that’s what they are, right?”
  6. #6
    “Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation.”
  1. #7
    “You can’t let the little pricks generation-gap you.”
  2. #8
    “For ... years men dreamed of pacts with demons. Only now are such things possible.”
  3. #9
    “The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.”
  4. #10
    “Unlike my brother. I create my own personality. Personality is my medium.”
  5. #11
    “Very flash. What he imagines, you see.”
  6. #12
    “You dead awhile there, mon.”

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  1. #13
    “I like it, you know? Like I’ve always talked to myself, in my head, when I’ve been in tight spots. Pretend I got some friend, somebody I can trust, and I’ll tell ‘em what I really think, what I feel like, and then I’ll pretend they’re telling me what they think about that, and I’ll just go along that way. Having you in is kinda like that.”
  2. #14
    “The ... smart ones are as smart as the Turing heat is willing to let ‘em get.”
  3. #15
    “Operators above a certain level tended to submerge their personalities, he knew. ”
  4. #16
    “Things aren’t different. Things are things.”
  5. #17
    “Power, in Case’s world, meant corporate power. ”
  6. #18
    “She dreamed of a state involving very little in the way of individual consciousness.”
  7. #19
    “Of course I dreamed. The cold let the outside in, that was it. The outside. All the night I built this to hide us from. Just a drop, at first, one grain of night seeping in, drawn by the cold.”
  8. #20
    “I don’t cry, much.” “But how would you cry, if someone made you cry?” “I spit,” [Molly] said. “The ducts are routed back into my mouth.‘”
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