In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death.
Indifference is the strongest force in the universe. It makes everything it touches meaningless. Love and hate don't stand a chance against it.
Studying anthropology, I developed a kind of holistic view of human existence, in which the dichotomies you listed are all necessary and vital aspects of life.
A clear conscience is generally the result of a faulty memory, not a faulty life.
We are all born with a unique genetic blueprint, which lays out the basic characteristics of our personality as well as our physical health and appearance... And yet, we all know that life experiences do change us.
For every path you choose, there is another you must abandon, usually forever.
The contradictions are what make human behavior so maddening and yet so fascinating, all at the same time.
Throughout the ages, stories with certain basic themes have recurred over and over, in widely disparate cultures; emerging like the goddess Venus from the sea of our unconscious.
Each time, storytellers clothed the naked body of the myth in their own traditions, so that listeners could relate more easily to its deeper meaning.
Fear of the unknown is a terrible fear.
Humans may be the only creatures on Earth who spend significant time thinking about the fact that someday their lives will end.
Myth is, after all, the neverending story.
Everything born has to die, in order to make room for the future.
It doesn't matter. I'm not asking forever of you...just let me love you now.
Real power is control. Knowing that you can do anything...and not doing it only because you can.
What does immortality mean to me? That we all want more time; and we want it to be quality time.
Don't worry. You're safe now. You've got nothing left to steal.
Life scars us with its random motion, he thought. Only death is perfect.
Archaeology is the anthropology of the past, and science fiction is the anthropology of the future.
But our society does not grant nontraditional forms of intelligence equal recognition, no matter how much it would help us get along or truly enrich our lives.
I was thinking about what I wanted to write next, after my first novel, and had decided that I wanted to write a story with a lot of strong female characters in it.
Humans are upsetting a fragile balance that their own human ancestors established.
Here was a fragment of Goddess myth that, through all its permutations, had somehow escaped being turned on its head. It was the perfect springboard for the sort of novel I wanted to write.
To be alive was to be disappointed. You tried and failed and kept on trying, never knowing whether you'd ever get what you wanted. But sometimes we get what we need.
There's more to me, more to the universe, than I suspected. Room for all the dreams I ever had, and all the nightmares...heroes in the gutters and in the mirror; saints in the frozen wasteland; fools and liars on the throne of wisdom, and hands reaching out in hunger that will never be filled.
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