Vernor Vinge Quotes.

1. "Technical people don't make good slaves. Without their wholehearted cooperation, things fall apart."
- Vernor Vinge, A Deepness in the Sky

2. "On this small world, there will be no more real darkness. But there will always be the Dark. Go out tonight, Lady Pedure. Look up. We are surrounded by the Dark and always will be. And just as our Dark ends with the passage of time in a New Sun, so the greater Dark ends at the shores of a million million stars. Think! If our sun's cycle was once less than a year, then even earlier our sun might have been middling bright all the time. I have students who are sure most of the stars are just like our sun, only much much younger, and many with worlds like ours. You want a deepness that endures, a deepness that Spiderkind can depend on? Pedure, there is a deepness in the sky, and it extends forever."
- Vernor Vinge, A Deepness in the Sky

3. "It is an edged cliché that the world is most pleasant in the years of a Waning Sun. It is true that the weather is not so driven, that everywhere there is a sense of slowing down, and most places experience a few years where the summers do not burn and the winters are not yet overly fierce. It is the classic time of romance. It's a time that seductively beckons higher creatures to relax, postpone. It's the last chance to prepare for the end of the world."
- Vernor Vinge, A Deepness in the Sky

4. "We’re long on high principles and short on simple human understanding."
- Vernor Vinge, A Deepness in the Sky

5. "So High, So Low, So Many Things to Know"
- Vernor Vinge, A Deepness in the Sky

6. "Second by second, the Queng Ho counted from the instant that a human had first set foot on Old Earth's moon. But if you looked at it still more closely ... the starting instant was actually about fifteen million seconds later, the 0-second of one of Humankind's first computer operating systems."
- Vernor Vinge, A Deepness in the Sky

7. "Programming went back to the beginning of time. It was a little like the midden out back of his father's castle."
- Vernor Vinge, A Deepness in the Sky

8. "Les enfants sont des créatures extraordinaires, quand ils ne sont pas simplement chiants."
- Vernor Vinge, A Deepness in the Sky

9. "You ask me the real point of it all. Each of us must take his own path on that, Fleet Captain. Different paths have their own advantages, their own perils. But for your own, human, sake…you should consider: Each civilization has its time. Each science has its limits. And each of us must die, living less than half a thousand years. If you truly understand those limits…then you are ready to grow up, to know what counts. He was silent for a while. Yes…just listen to the peace. It’s a gift to be able to do that. Too much time is spent in frenzied rushing. Listen to the breeze in the lestras. Watch Fred try to figure us out. Listen to the laughter of your children and your grandchildren. Enjoy the time you have, however it is given to you, and for however long. Larson leaned"
- Vernor Vinge, A Deepness in the Sky

10. "From this era on, I think invention will be the parent of necessity – and not the other way around.’ That was easy for Sherkaner Underhill to say. He didn’t have to engineer the science into reality."
- Vernor Vinge, A Deepness in the Sky

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