A Fire Upon the Deep Quotes.

1. "I never guessed I could cry so hard my face hurt."
- Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

2. "Sometimes the biggest disasters aren't noticed at all - no one's around to write horror stories."
- Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

3. "One of his greatest talents was empathy; no sadist can aspire to perfection without that diagnostic ability."
- Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

4. "Once upon a time I was such a good liar; I could talk the fish right into my mouths."
- Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

5. "[The Universe] does not care, and even with all our science there are some disasters that we can not avert. All evil and good is petty before nature. Personally, we take comfort from this, that there is a universe to admire that can not be twisted to villainy or good, but which simply is."
- Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

6. "Intelligence is the handmaiden of flexibility and change."
- Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

7. "He claimed that nearby gun thunder cleared the mind - but most everybody else agreed it made you daft."
- Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

8. "Sometimes terror and pain are not the best levers; deception, when it works, is the most elegant and the least expensive manipulation of all."
- Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

9. "The illusion of self-awareness. Happy automatons, running on trivial programs. I'll bet you never guess. From the inside, how can you?"
- Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

10. "Little fish risking everything for a piece of godhood...and not knowing heaven from hell, even when they find it."
- Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

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