Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.
Suicidal glory is the luxury of the irresponsible.
I need words that mean more than they mean, words not just with height and width, but depth and weight and, and other dimensions that I cannot even name.
It's a bizarre but wonderful feeling, to arrive dead center of a target you didn't even know you were aiming for.
Don’t be afraid,” she said. “The dead cannot hurt you. They give you no pain, except that of seeing your own death in their faces. And one can face that, I find.” Yes, he thought, the good face pain. But the great—they embrace it.
The world demands I make good choices on no information, and then blames my maidenhood for my mistakes, as if my maidenhood were responsible for my ignorance. Ignorance is not stupidity, but it might as well be. And I do not like feeling stupid.
In mysticism, knowledge cannot be separated from a certain way of life which becomes its living manifestation. To acquire mystical knowledge means to undergo a transformation; one could even say that the knowledge is the transformation. Scientific knowledge, on the other hand, can often stay abstract and theoretical. Thus most of today’s physicists do not seem to realize the philosophical, cultural and spiritual implications of their theories.
I'm very interested in the impact of biotechnology on the way people live.
Escapist literature gets a bad rap. But I think escape is important for a lot of people in a lot of places.
I think 99 percent of women's lib comes from technology making different kinds of lives possible, and then the social adjustment follows the technology - it doesn't precede it.
When you can't do something truly useful, you tend to vent the pent up energy in something useless but available, like snappy dressing.