14 Total Quotes

Neal Stephenson Quotes

The science fiction approach doesn't mean it's always about the future; it's an awareness that this is different.
Neal Stephenson
#Awareness

Talent was not rare; the ability to survive having it was.
Neal Stephenson
#American Writer

It is the fate of operating systems to become free.
Neal Stephenson
#American Writer #Fate

One of the most frightening things about your true nerd, for may people, is not that he's socially inept - because everybody's been there - but rather his complete lack of embarrassment about it.
Neal Stephenson
#American Writer #People

The difference between stupid and intelligent people - and this is true whether or not they are well-educated - is that intelligent people can handle subtlety.
Neal Stephenson
#American Writer #People

Most countries are static, and they need to do is keep having babies. But America's like this big old clanking smoking machine that just lumbers across the landscape scooping up and eating everything in sight.
Neal Stephenson
#American Writer #Babies

The difference between ignorant and educated people is that the latter know more facts. But that has nothing to do with whether they are stupid or intelligent.
Neal Stephenson
#American Writer

Once a person has all the things they need to live, everything else is entertainment.
Neal Stephenson
#American Writer #Entertainment

But he wouldn't drive for CosaNostra Pizza any other way. You know why? Because there's something about having your life on the line.
Neal Stephenson
#American Writer