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Anything beats an expensive stack of paper. ...
by Larry Niven

Anything beats an expensive stack of paper.
- Larry Niven

Building one space station for everyone was and is insane:
we should have built a dozen.
- Larry Niven

In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist
society will starve when it runs out of capitalists.
- Larry Niven

Treat your life like something to be sculpted.
- Larry Niven

 

We're looking as far ahead as we can,
and we don't get penalized for mistakes.
- Larry Niven

I've spent a lot of my life among people brighter than myself.
- Larry Niven

I'm not predicting; I just love playing with superconductors.
- Larry Niven

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And every friend I've got has been writing Mars stories.
It was pretty clear I'd never catch up.
- Larry Niven

I've got five or six unpublished stories kicking around
looking for somebody to buy them.
- Larry Niven

I don't have a strong interest in history.
- Larry Niven

My problem with new writers is that it takes me five
or six years to memorise the right names.
- Larry Niven

In general, I don't know when inspiration will pop up.
- Larry Niven

I do not believe they've run out of surprises.
- Larry Niven

I love superconductors.
- Larry Niven

The human species really could have faced global thermonuclear war.
During seventy years of Cold War we grew used to it.
- Larry Niven

I'd repair our education system or replace it with something that works.
- Larry Niven

Everything starts as somebody's daydream.
- Larry Niven

I do suspect that privacy was a passing fad.
- Larry Niven

I never got good at predicting what millions of people
will suddenly decide is rational.
- Larry Niven

But...
watching Steven Barnes taught me to treat my life like an art form.
- Larry Niven

We should not have assumed that a political space station could be built.
- Larry Niven

SF isn't a genre; SF is the matrix in which genres are embedded,
and because the SF field is never going in any one
direction at any one time,
there is hardly a way to cut it off.
- Larry Niven

Bruce Sterling is one terrific writer and he's relatively new,
but I don't know how long he's been doing it;
he probably doesn't need the publicity anymore!
- Larry Niven

I'd visit the near future, close enough that someone
might want to talk to Larry Niven and can figure out the language;
distant enough to get me decent medical techniques
and a ticket to the Moon.
- Larry Niven

As for AIDS, it's a plague.
We are human, we get plagues.
They come along every so often, kill off two thirds of the population;
in the next generation it's a quarter;
after that it's a childhood disease.
- Larry Niven

We need to take command of the solar system to gain that wealth,
and to escape the sea of paper our government is becoming,
and for some decent chance of stopping a Dinosaur Killer asteroid.
- Larry Niven

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

If you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

A sin is anything you do which goes against yourself
- don Miguel Ruiz

You will never do anything in this world without courage.
It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
- James Allen

It is hardly possible to build anything,
if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
- Lech Walesa

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

You go against yourself when you
judge or blame yourself for anything
- don Miguel Ruiz

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.
- Dale Carnegie

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

There is no short cut to achievement.
Life requires thorough preparation -
veneer isn't worth anything.
- George Washington Carver

We can do anything we want to
if we stick to it long enough.
- Helen Keller

We never NEED anything; we never NEED to do something.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

To love what you do and feel that it matters,
how on earth could anything be more fun.
- Katherine Graham

If patience is worth anything,
it must endure to the end of time.
And a living faith will last
in the midst of the blackest storm.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill

Anything Is Possible.
- Anonymous

When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
- John Muir

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm
but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
- Albert Einstein

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

You can't do anything about the length of your life,
but you can do something about its width and depth.
- Evan Esar

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

Anger is an acid that can do more harm
to the vessel in which it is stored
than to anything on which it is poured.
- Mark Twain

You can do anything you put your mind to.
- Anonymous

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

Don't take anything personally.
- don Miguel Ruiz

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never do anything against conscience
even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein


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