The Fall of Hyperion Quotes.

1. "In the end--when all else is dust--loyalty to those we love is all we can carry with us to the grave. Faith--true faith--was trusting in that love."
- Dan Simmons, The Fall of Hyperion

2. "I know what cancer was. How is it like humankind?" Sek Hardeen's perfectly modulated, softly accented tones showed a hint of agitation. "We have spread out through the galaxy like cancer cells through a living body, Duré. We multiply without thought to the countless life forms that must die or be pushed aside so that we may breed and flourish. We eradicate competing forms of intelligent life."
- Dan Simmons, The Fall of Hyperion

3. "Mobs have passions, not brains."
- Dan Simmons, The Fall of Hyperion

4. "Its hard to die. Harder to live"
- Dan Simmons, The Fall of Hyperion

5. "We are created for precisely this sort of suffering. In the end, it is all we are, these limpid tide pools of self-consciousness between crashing waves of pain. We are destined and designed to bear our pain with us, hugging it tight to our bellies like the young Spartan thief hiding a wolf cub so it can eat away our insides. What other creature in God's wide domain would carry the memory of you, Fanny, dust these nine hundred years, and allow it to eat away at him even as consumption does the same work with its effortless efficiency? Words assail me. The thought of books makes me ache. Poetry echoes in my mind, and if I had the ability to banish it, I would do so at once."
- Dan Simmons, The Fall of Hyperion

6. "Pain and darkness have been our lot since the Fall of Man. But there must be some hope that we can rise to a higher level ... that consciousness can evolve to a plane more benevolent than its counterpoint of a universe hardwired to indifference."
- Dan Simmons, The Fall of Hyperion

7. "Every age fraught with discord and danger seems to spawn a leader meant only for that age, a political giant whose absence, in retrospect, seems inconceivable when the history of that age is written."
- Dan Simmons, The Fall of Hyperion

8. "I wish we had the technology to fight God on an equal basis. To beard him in his den. To fight back for all of the injustices heaped on humanity. To allow him to alter his smug arrogance or be blown to hell."
- Dan Simmons, The Fall of Hyperion

9. "... a society devoted to self-destruction and waste but unwilling to acknowledge its indulgent ways."
- Dan Simmons, The Fall of Hyperion

10. "If I should die," said I to myself, "I have left no immortal work behind me - nothing to make my friends proud of my memory - but I have lov'd the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had had time I would have made myself remember'd."
- Dan Simmons, The Fall of Hyperion

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