Aurora Quotes.

1. "One acts, and thus finds out what one has decided to do."
- Kim Stanley Robinson, Aurora

2. "Righteous indignation is like some kind of drug or religious mania, addictive and stupidifying."
- Kim Stanley Robinson, Aurora

3. "So, you know, Fermi’s paradox has its answer, which is this: by the time life gets smart enough to leave its planet, it’s too smart to want to go. Because it knows it won’t work. So it stays home. It enjoys its home. As why wouldn’t you? It doesn’t even bother to try to contact anyone else. Why would you? You’ll never hear back. So that’s my answer to the paradox. You can call it Euan’s Answer."
- Kim Stanley Robinson, Aurora

4. "When you discover that you are living in a fantasy that cannot endure, a fantasy that will destroy your world, and your children, what do you do? People said things like, Fuck it, or Fuck the future. They said things like, The day is warm, or This meal is excellent, or Let's go to the lake and swim."
- Kim Stanley Robinson, Aurora

5. "We think now that love is a kind of giving of attention."
- Kim Stanley Robinson, Aurora

6. "Consciousness is the hard problem."
- Kim Stanley Robinson, Aurora

7. "We like to blame life for the problems we make, We threaten to change, but it’s always a fake; We bitch and moan that everything’s wrong, Then we get right back to getting along."
- Kim Stanley Robinson, Aurora

8. "After much reflection, we are coming to the conclusion, preliminary and perhaps arbitrary, that the self, the so-called I that emerges out of the combination of all the inputs and processing and outputs that we experience in the ship’s changing body, is ultimately nothing more or less than this narrative itself, this particular train of thought that we are inscribing as instructed by Devi. There is a pretense of self, in other words, which is only expressed in this narrative; a self that is these sentences. We tell their story, and thereby come to what consciousness we have. Scribble ergo sum."
- Kim Stanley Robinson, Aurora

9. "You get what you give, and not only that, the giving is already the getting. So don’t hold back. Don’t look back or forward too much. Just be there where you are now. You’re always only in the day you’re in."
- Kim Stanley Robinson, Aurora

10. "Slow is not the same as deficient. It's just slow. A glacier is slow too, but it gets there, and nothing stops it."
- Kim Stanley Robinson, Aurora

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