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

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

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

I've got five or six unpublished stories kicking around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

Anything beats an expensive stack of paper.
- Larry Niven

 

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

Everything starts as somebody's daydream.
- Larry Niven

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can easily judge the character of others
by how they treat those who can
do nothing for them or to them.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

The world is incomprehensible.
We won't ever understand it;
we won't ever unravel its secrets.
Thus we must treat the world as it is:
a sheer mystery.
- Carlos Castaneda

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

We should not let our response to
the people who disagree with us
be dictated by what they say about us
or even how they treat people we care for.
There has to be a chance that we can find love.
- William J. Clinton

I do not wish to treat friendships daintily,
but with roughest courage.
When they are real, they are
not glass threads or frost-work,
but the solidest thing we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am fond of pigs.
Dogs look up to us.
Cats look down on us.
Pigs treat us as equals.
- Winston Churchill

Man tends to treat all of his opinions as principles.
- Herbert Sebastian Agar

Run a home like you would a small business and treat
it with the same seriousness.
- Anthea Turner

Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like
humans or they will treat you like dogs.
- Martha Scott

My mother taught me to treat a lady respectfully.
- Chris Brown

Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is.
Treat a man as he can and should be,
and he will become as he can and should be.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We are not what we are,
nor do we treat or esteem each other for such,
but for what we are capable of being.
- Henry David Thoreau

One of the things about equality is not just that you
be treated equally to a man,
but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man.
- Marlo Thomas

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be,
and you'll help them to become
what they are capable of becoming.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Treat a work of art like a prince.
Let it speak to you first.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

Most people treat the office manual the way they treat a software manual.
They never look at it.
- James Levine

Treat your password like your toothbrush.
Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.
- Clifford Stoll

In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race.
There is no other way.
And in order to treat some persons equally,
we must treat them differently.
- Harry A. Blackmun

It comes down to the way you treat people.
When you treat people with dignity and respect all the time,
you can work through anything.
- John Bacon

Excellent education and an excellent environment are
two hallmarks of our state.
How we treat our environment is connected to so many
other opportunities in Maine.
- John Baldacci

That's so different in Hong Kong when I'm using my own mother language,
I can treat the line in one thousand different ways,
with many different reactions.
- Chow Yun-Fat

I remember Mr. Mayer very well.
He sort of liked to be the father - no,
he liked to be treated like you thought he was Daddy,
but he didn't treat you like Daddy at all.
- Jackie Cooper

We are simply human beings.
So it is important for us to treat each other in that capacity.
- Justin Sane

It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as
trifles and important matters as important.
- Doris Lessing

We must treat the disease of racism.
This means we must understand the disease.
- Sargent Shriver

We wouldn't think of going to our doctor and saying
'Treat me the way doctors treated people in the 19th Century',
and yet that's what we're demanding in food production.
- Nina Fedoroff

I got treated very badly in Texas.
They don't treat beatniks too good in Texas.
Port Arthur people thought I was a beatnik,
though they'd never seen one and neither had I. - Janis Joplin

The voices on the record, that was trying to treat
my voice like guitar players treat guitar tones.
- Gary Cherone

A Madagascar Hissing Roach chasing Jerry Lewis.
That would be a really neat treat.
- Michael O'Donoghue

It's clearly more important to treat one's fellow man
well than to be always praying and fasting and touching
one's head to a prayer mat.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I believe Aids is the most important issue we face,
because how we treat the poor is a reflection of who we are as a people.
- Alicia Keys

We should have a system of licensing and registration,
we should treat firearms the same way that automobiles
are treated so that people have to pass a safety test.
- Michael D. Barnes

To treat a poor wretch with a bottle of Burgundy,
and fill his snuff-box, is like giving a pair of laced
ruffles to a man that has never a shirt on his back.
- Tom Brown

The sooner you treat your son as a man,
the sooner he will be one.
- John Dryden

I am very proud of my name.
My full name is Richard Treat Williams.
- Treat Williams

When do you know you're insane? And when do you known
you're sane? I think I treat a fine line between the two.
It's a battle to function, but somehow I manage.
- Siobhan Fahey

Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure,
treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible.
- Jimmy Connors

When men make themselves into brutes it is just to treat them like brutes.
- Amelia Barr


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