The Hyperion Cantos 4-Book Bundle: Hyperion Quotes.

1. "The poet John Keats once wrote to a friend of his named Bailey: I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affection and the truth of Imagination—What the imagination seizes as Beauty must be truth—whether it existed before or not."
- Dan Simmons, The Hyperion Cantos 4-Book Bundle: Hyperion

2. "Theoretically, I knew, Sholokov’s design for the hawking mat allowed it to fly vertically, the incipient containment field keeping the passenger—theoretically, his beloved niece—from tumbling off backward."
- Dan Simmons, The Hyperion Cantos 4-Book Bundle: Hyperion

3. "Humanity had become as blasé about sharing their lives with potential AI monitoring as pre-Civil War Old Earth USA-southern families had been about speaking in front of their human slaves. Nothing could be done about it—every human above the lowest Dregs’ Hive poverty class had a comlog with biomonitor, many had implants, and each of these was tuned to the music of the datasphere, monitored by elements of the datasphere, dependent upon functions of the datasphere—so humans accepted their lack of privacy."
- Dan Simmons, The Hyperion Cantos 4-Book Bundle: Hyperion

4. "Having sex or a domestic quarrel with the house monitors on is like undressing in front of a dog or cat … it gives you pause the first time, and then you forget about it."
- Dan Simmons, The Hyperion Cantos 4-Book Bundle: Hyperion

5. "Odd how many suffering members of humankind have faced eternity obsessed with their bowels, their bedsores, or the meagerness of their diets."
- Dan Simmons, The Hyperion Cantos 4-Book Bundle: Hyperion

6. "Finally, Weintraub had dealt with refusing all sacrifice, refusing any relationship with God except one of mutual respect and honest attempts at mutual understanding. He wrote about the multiple deaths of God and the need for a divine resurrection now that humankind had constructed its own gods and released them on the universe."
- Dan Simmons, The Hyperion Cantos 4-Book Bundle: Hyperion

7. "Look, said Tyrena. 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, The Hyperion Cantos 4-Book Bundle: Hyperion

8. "There was a van Gogh on one of the walls, worth more than most planets could pay. It was a painting of the artist’s room at Arles. Madness is not a new invention."
- Dan Simmons, The Hyperion Cantos 4-Book Bundle: Hyperion

9. "If one is to steal, steal from the forgotten masters. The"
- Dan Simmons, The Hyperion Cantos 4-Book Bundle: Hyperion

10. "life and work revolved around duty, self-respect, and the ultimate value of one’s word."
- Dan Simmons, The Hyperion Cantos 4-Book Bundle: Hyperion

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