Hyperion Quotes.

1. "It occurs to me that our survival may depend upon our talking to one another."
- Dan Simmons, Hyperion

2. "To be a true poet is to become God. I tried to explain this to my friends on Heaven's Gate. 'Piss, shit,' I said. 'Asshole motherfucker, goddamn shit goddamn. Cunt. Pee-pee cunt. Goddamn!' They shook their heads and smiled, and walked away. Great poets are rarely understood in their own day."
- Dan Simmons, Hyperion

3. "Words bend our thinking to infinite paths of self-delusion, and the fact that we spend most of our mental lives in brain mansions built of words means that we lack the objectivity necessary to see the terrible distortion of reality which language brings."
- Dan Simmons, Hyperion

4. "Evolution brings human beings. Human beings, through a long and painful process, bring humanity."
- Dan Simmons, Hyperion

5. "In such seconds of decision entire futures are made."
- Dan Simmons, Hyperion

6. "After fifty-five years of dedicating his life and work to the story of ethical systems, Sol Weintraub had come to a single, unshakable conclusion: any allegiance to a deity or concept or universal principal which put obedience above decent behavior toward an innocent human being was evil."
- Dan Simmons, Hyperion

7. "In twentieth-century Old Earth, a fast food chain took dead cow meat, fried it in grease, added carcinogens, wrapped it in petroleum-based foam, and sold nine hundred billion units. Human beings. Go figure."
- Dan Simmons, Hyperion

8. "There is a fullness and calmness there which can come only from knowing pain."
- Dan Simmons, Hyperion

9. "Words are the only bullets in truth's bandolier. And poets are the snipers."
- Dan Simmons, Hyperion

10. "Belief in one's identity as a poet or writer prior to the acid test of publication is as naive and harmless as the youthful belief in one's immortality... and the inevitable disillusionment is just as painful."
- Dan Simmons, Hyperion

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