Hyperion Quotes.

11. "You have to live to really know things, my love"
- Dan Simmons, Hyperion

12. "Prison always has been a good place for writers, killing, as it does, the twin demons of mobility and diversion"
- Dan Simmons, Hyperion

13. "Sarai had treasured every stage of Rachel's childhood, enjoying the day-to-day normalcy of things; a normalcy which she quietly accepted as the best of life. She had always felt that the essence of human experience lay not primarily in the peak experiences, the wedding days and triumphs which stood out in the memory like dates circled in red on old calendars, but, rather, in the unself-conscious flow of little things - the weekend afternoon with each member of the family engaged in his or her own pursuit, their crossings and connections casual, dialogues imminently forgettable, but the sum of such hours creating a synergy which was important and eternal."
- Dan Simmons, Hyperion

14. "I now understand the need for faith—pure, blind, fly-in-the-face-of-reason faith—as a small life preserver in the wild and endless sea of a universe ruled by unfeeling laws and totally indifferent to the small, reasoning beings that inhabit it."
- Dan Simmons, Hyperion

15. "The day is perfect and I hate it for being so."
- Dan Simmons, Hyperion

16. "It no longer matters who consider themselves the masters of events. Events no longer obey their masters."
- Dan Simmons, Hyperion

17. "A philosopher/mathematician named Bertrand Russell who lived and died in the same century as Gass once wrote: Language serves not only to express thought but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it. Here is the essence of mankind’s creative genius: not the edifices of civilization nor the bang-flash weapons which can end it, but the words which fertilize new concepts like spermatazoa attacking an ovum."
- Dan Simmons, Hyperion

18. "Barbarians, we call them, while all the while we timidly cling to our Web like Visigoths crouching in the ruins of Rome's faded glory and proclaim ourselves civilized."
- Dan Simmons, Hyperion

19. "Who was Hitler?' I said. Tyrena smiled slightly. 'An Old Earth politician who did some writing."
- Dan Simmons, Hyperion

20. "[H]istory viewed from the inside is always a dark, digestive mess, far different from the easily recognizable cow viewed from afar by historians."
- Dan Simmons, Hyperion

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