A Fire Upon the Deep Quotes.

11. "Here we begin frank speculation. And since we are speculating, we'll use those powerful pseudo-laws, the Principles of Mediocrity and Minimal Assumption."
- Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

12. "All evil and good is petty before Nature. Personally, we take comfort from this, that there is a universe to admire that cannot be twisted to villainy or good, but which simply is."
- Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

13. "We're endangered by our own success."
- Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

14. "Ravna became a librarian. "The ultimate dilettante!" Lynne had teased."
- Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

15. "Hexapodia as the key insight"
- Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

16. "Where the surf meets the shore – lots of neat things can happen there."
- Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

17. "At the Docks’ altitude, gravity was still about three-quarters of a gee. Air fountains hung a breathable atmosphere over the middle part of the platform. The day before, she had taken a sailboat across the clear-bottomed sea. That was a strange experience indeed: planetary clouds below your keel, stars and indigo sky above."
- Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

18. "Five seconds, ten seconds, more change than ten thousand years of a human civilization. A billion trillion constructions, mold curling out from every wall, rebuilding what had been merely superhuman."
- Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

19. "The hours came to minutes, the minutes to seconds. And now each second was as long as all the time before"
- Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

20. "How long must a fish study to understand human motivation?"
- Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

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