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Cyberspace.
by William Gibson

Cyberspace.
A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators,
in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts.
- William Gibson

Related topics: Technology

The future has already arrived.
It's just not evenly distributed yet.
- William Gibson

It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any
level without leaving traces,
bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.
- William Gibson

Time moves in one direction, memory in another.
- William Gibson

 

The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it.
- William Gibson

The future is here.
It's just not widely distributed yet.
- William Gibson

Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description,
as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams.
We're dreamers, you see, but we're also realists,
of a sort.
- William Gibson

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Language is to the mind more than light is to the eye.
- William Gibson

The box was a universe, a poem, frozen on the boundaries of human experience.
- William Gibson

I think that technologies are morally neutral until we apply them.
It's only when we use them for good or for evil that
they become good or evil.
- William Gibson

And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew,
with an instinctive mammalian certainty,
that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.
- William Gibson

The sky above the port was the color of television,
tuned to a dead station.
- William Gibson

I don't have to write about the future.
For most people, the present is enough like the future to be pretty scary.
- William Gibson

For years I have been mourning and not for my dead,
it is for this boy for whatever corner in my heart
died when his childhood slid out of my arms.
- William Gibson

Generation X is dead.
It has come to mean anyone aged 13 to 55 years old.
- William Gibson

Why shouldn't we give our teachers a license to obtain software,
all software, any software, for nothing? Does anyone demand a licensing fee,
each time a child is taught the alphabet?
- William Gibson

A graphic representation of data abstracted from the
banks of every computer in the human system.
Unthinkable complexity.
Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind,
clusters and constellations of data.
Like city lights, receding.
- William Gibson

We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace.
May it be more humane and fair than the world your
governments have made before.
- John Perry Barlow

In Cyberspace, the First Amendment is a local ordinance.
- John Perry Barlow

When I get back from this book tour,
I'm planning to learn the internet.
Maybe I can hook up in cyberspace.
- Armistead Maupin

The cyberspace earnings I get from Linux come in the
format of having a Network of people that know me and trust me,
and that I can depend on in return.
- Linus Torvalds

I used to think that cyberspace was fifty years away.
What I thought was fifty years away,
was only ten years away.
And what I thought was ten years away...
it was already here.
I just wasn't aware of it yet.
- Bruce Sterling

This is just the beginning, the beginning of understanding
that cyberspace has no limits,
no boundaries.
- Nicholas Negroponte

I also wanted Parker to operate in the Internet age
without losing being Parker.
He's always operated in the world without really being with the world,
and cyberspace means that the rest of us are more and
more living the same way.
- Donald E. Westlake

I engaged in an adult consensual affair with another man.
- James McGreevey

I think there was an absolute, deep gap between consensual
relations between adults,
which people may like or dislike, and people who physically
impose themselves on children or misuse their authority to impose on children.
- Barney Frank

It was OK for the media to pursue Former President
Clinton year after year for lying about a private,
consensual sexual affair, but we have five justices
who committed one of the biggest crimes in American History,
and it ceased to be a big story.
- Vincent Bugliosi

A hallucination is a fact, not an error;
what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it.
- Bertrand Russell

I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination.
- Scott Adams

I'm not completely sure we aren't all living in a hallucination now.
- Marc Maron

If you understand hallucination and illusion,
you don't blindly follow any leader.
You must know if the person is sane or insane,
over the abyss.
- Marguerite Young

You know that you have fully experienced love
when you turn into love -
that is the spiritual goal of life.
- Deepak Chopra

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

I unconditionally forgive everyone for all hurt
that I have ever experienced in the presence of their actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For everything observed or experienced,
each of us creates a "story" - not sometimes, but always.
A "story" is the fiction a person tells themselves
about what has happened or is happening.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth cannot be defined,
although it can certainly be experienced.
But experience is not a definition.
A definition is made by the mind,
experience comes through participating.
If somebody asks, "What is a dance?" how can you define it?
But you can dance and you can know the inner feel of it.
God is the ultimate dance.
- Osho

I unconditionally forgive everyone for all hurt
that I have ever experienced in the presence of their actions.
I unconditionally forgive myself for everything that I have ever done,
said, or thought that has caused me harm or suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.
- John Keats

I think men who have a pierced ear
are better prepared for marriage.
They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
- Rita Rudner

What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print.
- Isadora Duncan

Anger is something that each one of us has experienced -
some of us only occasionally, some almost daily.
Can we eliminate all anger? Probably not.
We will always have expectations,
and those expectations will often be unmet.
Disappointment is the principle cause of anger.
When we are disappointed, we look for someone to blame.
Declaring someone to be at fault is the nature of anger.
Anger is always directed at someone -
possibly toward God or the non-specific "they,"
but at some animate entity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage -
they've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
- Rita Rudner

Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss
in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss.
- Anderson Cooper

Today, we have a trade regime which has led to the
largest trade deficits this country has ever experienced.
- Xavier Becerra

We experienced similiar fears in the 1880s,
at the end of World War I and II.
And we ran out in the 1970s.
- Daniel Yergin

The experiences associated with death were seen as
visits to important dimensions of reality that deserved to be experienced,
studied, and carefully mapped.
- Stanislav Grof

I've experienced the highest of highs and lowest of lows.
I think to really appreciate anything you have to be
at both ends of the spectrum.
- John Elway

I was six years old when I saw my first Godard movie,
eight when I first experienced Bergman.
I wanted to be a director when I was fourteen.
- Julie Delpy

I have not really experienced any significant conflict
with anyone in regard to my choice to be vegan,
although going out to eat is hard sometimes.
- Daniel Johns

To be radical, an empiricism must neither admit into
its constructions any element that is not directly experienced,
nor exclude from them any element that is directly experienced.
- William James

People say to me, Would you like to swap your life
with me for 24 hours? Your life must be very strange.
But of course I have not experienced any other life.
It's not strange to me.
- Prince Andrew

When you finish a poem, it clicks shut like the top of a jewel box,
but prose is endless.
I haven't experienced an awful lot of clicking shut!
- Kenneth Koch

The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced,
the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more
violent the emotional agitation.
- Alfred Adler

I've experienced writer's block, but never for more than a few days.
- Walter Jon Williams

As a very experienced writer once told me,
'It's in the rewrites'.
- Tom Skerritt

What we do every night is we change out the set list
as much as we can to make sure that (fans can) go home
and tell their friends they experienced something unique and cool.
- Isaac Hanson

Results are uncertain even among the more experienced photographers.
- Matthew Brady

Bishop Berkeley destroyed this world in one volume octavo;
and nothing remained,
after his time, but mind; which experienced a similar
fate from the hand of Mr. Hume in 1737.
- Sydney Smith

So you're dealing with a coach, and you're dealing
with a guy who's actually experienced NBA basketball
from a player's perspective and actually goes about it that way.
- Kevin Garnett

I wanted to start with a very small role,
to get my feet wet.
I'm sure I'm not as good or as experienced as other actresses,
but everybody has to start somewhere.
- Claudia Schiffer

Heaven would indeed be heaven if lovers were there
permitted as much enjoyment as they had experienced on earth.
- Giovanni Boccaccio

What you do, is you gradually become more and more experienced,
and more and more realistic about dramatic tolerance,
i.e.
about how long the play should be.
- Ridley Scott

Europeans are familiar with terrorism and violence.
We have not experienced a true conflict on our soil in a hundred years,
and especially not one that involved 3,000 dead.
- Brent Scowcroft

I think you can feel the pain I've experienced in my music.
It's something that a lot of people can relate to.
- Blu Cantrell

Anyone who hasn't experienced the ecstasy of betrayal
knows nothing about ecstasy at all.
- Jean Genet

The best part is still ahead of me -
I haven't experienced my 'good old days' yet.
- Luther Vandross

Every single pleasure I can imagine or have experienced is more delightful,
more of a pleasure, if you take it in small sips,
if you take your time.
Reading is not an exception.
- Amos Oz

It is hard to understand addiction unless you have experienced it.
- Ken Hensley

Human vocabulary is still not capable,
and probably never will be, of knowing,
recognizing, and communicating everything that can
be humanly experienced and felt.
- Jose Saramago


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