35 Total Quotes

William Gibson Quotes

William Gibson
Time moves in one direction, memory in another.
William Gibson
#American Writer #Direction

William Gibson
I think that technologies are morally neutral until we apply them. It's only when we use them for good or for evil that they become good or evil.
William Gibson
#American Writer

William Gibson
It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.
William Gibson
#American Writer #Information

William Gibson
The future has already arrived. It's just not evenly distributed yet.
William Gibson
#American Writer #Future

William Gibson
For years I have been mourning and not for my dead, it is for this boy for whatever corner in my heart died when his childhood slid out of my arms.
William Gibson
#American Writer

William Gibson
And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human
William Gibson
#Certainty

William Gibson
Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts...
William Gibson
#Children

William Gibson
Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description, as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams. We're dreamers, you see, but we're also realists, of a sort.
William Gibson
#American Writer #Dreams

William Gibson
The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it.
William Gibson
#American Writer

William Gibson
The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead station.
William Gibson
#American Writer #Television

William Gibson
Why shouldn't we give our teachers a license to obtain software, all software, any software, for nothing? Does anyone demand a licensing fee, each time a child is taught the alphabet?
William Gibson
#American Writer #Teachers

William Gibson
Cyberspace was a consensual hallucination that felt and looked like a physical space but actually was a computer-generated construct representing abstract data.
William Gibson
#Space

William Gibson
A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding.
William Gibson
#American Writer #Complexity

William Gibson
I don't have to write about the future. For most people, the present is enough like the future to be pretty scary.
William Gibson
#American Writer #Future

William Gibson
The box was a universe, a poem, frozen on the boundaries of human experience.
William Gibson
#American Writer #Experience

William Gibson
Language is to the mind more than light is to the eye.
William Gibson
#American Writer #Language

William Gibson
When I began to write fiction that I knew would be published as science fiction, [and] part of what I brought to it was the critical knowledge that science fiction was always about the period in which it was written. '1984' is really about 1948. It can't really be understood outside the historical context of 1948.
William Gibson
#Fiction

William Gibson
Generation X is dead. It has come to mean anyone aged 13 to 55 years old.
William Gibson
#American Writer

William Gibson
I've had a growing frustration, particularly when I would go out and do book tours and interviews. I got frustrated with people asking me, "How do you know what the future is going to be like?" And I'd always say, "I don't."
William Gibson
#Frustration

William Gibson
The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet.
William Gibson
#American Writer