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William Gibson Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from William Gibson
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“Probably got him on ice. Thaw when needed.”
William Gibson
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Neuromancer
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The Finn
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justice
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“Wintermute was hive mind ... effecting change in the world ... Neuromancer was personality. Neuromancer was immortality.”
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“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.”
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“Case fell into the prison of his own flesh.”
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“Anybody any good at what they do, that’s what they are, right?”
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“Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation.”
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“You can’t let the little pricks generation-gap you.”
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“For ... years men dreamed of pacts with demons. Only now are such things possible.”
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“The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.”
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“Unlike my brother. I create my own personality. Personality is my medium.”
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“Very flash. What he imagines, you see.”
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“You dead awhile there, mon.”
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“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.”
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“The ... smart ones are as smart as the Turing heat is willing to let ‘em get.”
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“Operators above a certain level tended to submerge their personalities, he knew. ”
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“Things aren’t different. Things are things.”
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“Power, in Case’s world, meant corporate power. ”
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“She dreamed of a state involving very little in the way of individual consciousness.”
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“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.”
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“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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