Seveneves Quotes.

11. "Fighting isn’t about knowing how. It’s about deciding to."
- Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

12. "Passing through the utility section she considered getting herself a cup of coffee. Then she felt shock and shame over the fact that she was thinking about coffee while her planet was being set on fire. Then she poured herself a cup of coffee anyway and stepped into the Farm."
- Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

13. "It wasn’t just a matter of hiding what you really felt. If you hid your feelings well enough, it actually changed you. A"
- Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

14. "Then she felt shock and shame over the fact that she was thinking about coffee while her planet was being set on fire."
- Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

15. "This was governed entirely by Newtonian mechanics. Each piece of the moon attracted every other piece more or less strongly depending on its mass and its distance. It could be simulated on a computer quite easily. The whole rubble cloud was gravitationally bound. Any shrapnel fast enough to escape had done so already. The rest was drifting around in a loose huddle of rocks. Sometimes they banged into one another. Eventually they would stick together and the moon would begin to re-form."
- Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

16. "We are just proceeding adaptively to leverage our core competencies."
- Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

17. "But this was how the mind worked. The mind couldn’t think about the End of the World all the time. It needed the occasional break, a romp through the trivial. Because it was through trivia that the mind was anchored in reality, as the largest oak tree was rooted, ultimately, in a system of rootlets no larger than the silver hairs on the president’s head."
- Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

18. "Seven billion who need to be kept happy, and docile, until the end. How do you do that? What's the best way to calm down a scared kid, get them to go back to sleep? Tell them a story. Some shit about Jesus or whatever."
- Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

19. "As it turned out, imagining the fate of seven billion people was far less emotionally affecting than imagining the fate of one."
- Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

20. "All the people saying mean things about me on the Internet are gonna be dead in four hundred and thirty-three days, she said, deadpan."
- Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

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