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All Quotes by author - Larry Niven
" And every friend I've got has been writing Mars stories. It was pretty clear I'd never catch up. "
" Anything beats an expensive stack of paper. "
" As for AIDS, it's a plague. We are human, we get plagues. They come along every so often, kill off two thirds of the population; in the next generation it's a quarter; after that it's a childhood disease. "
" Bruce Sterling is one terrific writer and he's relatively new, but I don't know how long he's been doing it; he probably doesn't need the publicity anymore! "
" Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen. "
" But... watching Steven Barnes taught me to treat my life like an art form. "
" Everything starts as somebody's daydream. "
" I do not believe they've run out of surprises. "
" I don't have a strong interest in history. "
" I do suspect that privacy was a passing fad. "
" I'd repair our education system or replace it with something that works. "
" I'd visit the near future, close enough that someone might want to talk to Larry Niven and can figure out the language; distant enough to get me decent medical techniques and a ticket to the Moon. "
" I love superconductors. "
" I'm not predicting; I just love playing with superconductors. "
" I never got good at predicting what millions of people will suddenly decide is rational. "
" In general, I don't know when inspiration will pop up. "
" In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist society will starve when it runs out of capitalists. "
" I've got five or six unpublished stories kicking around looking for somebody to buy them. "
" I've spent a lot of my life among people brighter than myself. "
" My problem with new writers is that it takes me five or six years to memorise the right names. "
" SF isn't a genre; SF is the matrix in which genres are embedded, and because the SF field is never going in any one direction at any one time, there is hardly a way to cut it off. "
" The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program. "
" The human species really could have faced global thermonuclear war. During seventy years of Cold War we grew used to it. "
" Treat your life like something to be sculpted. "
" We need to take command of the solar system to gain that wealth, and to escape the sea of paper our government is becoming, and for some decent chance of stopping a Dinosaur Killer asteroid. "
" We're looking as far ahead as we can, and we don't get penalized for mistakes. "
" We should not have assumed that a political space station could be built. "
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