Seveneves Quotes.

1. "any event largely organized by elementary school teachers was likely to come off extremely well from a logistical and crowd-control standpoint."
- Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

2. "THE MOON BLEW UP WITHOUT WARNING AND FOR NO APPARENT reason."
- Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

3. "But I have to warn you that this is the word—‘politics’—that nerds use whenever they feel impatient about the human realities of an organization."
- Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

4. "the federal government needs to be scaled back to a size where he can personally stomp it to death with steel-toed boots."
- Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

5. "The human race might be about to disappear, but not before putting on a two-year frenzy of recreational sex."
- Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

6. "We're not hunter-gatherers anymore. We're all living like patients in the intensive care unit of a hospital. What keeps us alive isn't bravery, or athleticism, or any of those other skills that were valuable in a caveman society. It's our ability to master complex technological skills. It is our ability to be nerds. We need to breed nerds."
- Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

7. "Old Earthers had focused their intelligence on the small and the soft, not the big and the hard, and built a civilization that was puny and crumbling where physical infrastructure was concerned, but astonishingly sophisticated when it came to networked communications and software."
- Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

8. "I have been clinically depressed for most of my life. I once used drugs to fix it. Then I stopped. I stopped because I decided they were making me stupid, and I’d rather be miserable than stupid. I am what I am."
- Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

9. "Being right does not always bring satisfaction,"
- Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

10. "The qualifications for being a Scout seemed to be a shocking level of physical endurance, a complete disregard for mortal danger, and some knowledge of how to exist in a space suit. All of them were Russian."
- Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

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