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

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

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

Anything beats an expensive stack of paper.
- 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

I've got five or six unpublished stories kicking around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

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

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

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

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

I love superconductors.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Everything starts as somebody's daydream.
- 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

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

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

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

Treat your life like something to be sculpted.
- 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

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

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

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
- John F. Kennedy

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.
- Richard Whately

The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most
effective tool we have to repair the environmental
harm that is causing a species to decline.
- Norm Dicks

Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again,
so is a bicycle repair kit.
- Billy Connolly

The design of each element should be thought out in
order to be easy to make and easy to repair.
- Leo Fender

The damage done in one year can sometimes take ten
or twenty years to repair.
- Chinua Achebe

Little girls and boys, barefooted, walked up and down
between the endless rows of spindles,
reaching thin little hands into the machinery to repair snapped threads.
- Mary Harris Jones

Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair;
the rest is in the hands of God.
- George Washington

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
- Frederick Douglass

Most of the locks and dams on the upper Mississippi
River system are over 60 years old and many are in
serious need of repair and rehabilitation.
- Ron Kind

The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation,
but rather in her ability to repair her faults.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The damage done to U.S.
prestige by the feckless, buffoonish George W. Bush
will take years to repair.
- Camille Paglia

The road to ruin is always in good repair,
and the travellers pay the expense of it.
- Josh Billings

If something is easy to repair, it is easy to construct.
- Leo Fender

On the other hand, I believe there's hope,
because the breakdown and the repair are happening simultaneously.
- Kathryn Bigelow

Law is not a profession at all, but rather a business
service station and repair shop.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I figured my body always would be able to repair itself.
I think all of us believe that - until you begin to
age and get hit with deteriorating joints.
- Lee Majors

Minneapolis has two seasons: Road Removal and Snow Repair.
- Steven Brust

We need prefab housing, we need to repair what can be repaired.
We have appealed to the whole world to ship tents and blankets to Pakistan.
- Shaukat Aziz

There is one advantage to having nothing,
it never needs repair.
- Frank Howard Clark

A Congressional Budget Office study estimated that
gulf energy infrastructure repair costs will be between
$18 billion and $31 billion,
just from the damages the hurricane created.
- Mark Foley

I'm excited and encouraged to see people getting involved
with their public lands and forests.
We really need the public's help to repair these heavily used recreation sites.
- Robert Towne

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has a judicial system,
and this system needs a lot of repair.
Therefore, there is no need for Kentucky to start building
another judicial system within the system,
that we already have.
- Sonny Landham

Shortly afterwards, I did a third one to repair the
robotic arm of the station.
This arm plays a very important role in the ongoing
expansion of the station as well as in the deployment of solar panels.
- Philippe Perrin

Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action
the wisdom we get from thought -
asleep.
When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead,
who have nothing of peevishness, pride,
or design in their conversation.
- William Butler Yeats

You don't repair that relationship by sitting down
and talking about trust or making promises.
Actually, what rebuilds it is living it and doing things differently -
and I think that is what is going to make the difference.
- Patricia Hewitt

That difficult start drove me on to inspire children
and let them know that it is never to late to repair
a bad experience at school,
and once you get your head down and start to read books,
you can really achieve.
- Johnny Ball

At a time when we have much work to do to address our
Nation's critical infrastructure,
and, as I said, which is currently in dire need of upgrade and repair,
this legislation is also a jobs bill and is obviously a jobs creator.
- Howard Coble

The major difference between a thing that might go
wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is
that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes
wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.
- Douglas Adams

My mother keeps things in perspective for me.
She makes me realize that the acting I do and love
is no more important than what one of my brothers does-he
works in a shoe repair shop.
If my career ever tapers off, I'll go to college.
- Dana Hill

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb


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