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David Brin Quotes and Sayings

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When it comes to privacy and accountability,
people always demand the former for themselves and
the latter for everyone else.
- David Brin

I find humans tremendously interesting.
- David Brin

But honestly, if you do a rigorous survey of my work,
I'll bet you'll find that biology is a theme far more
often than physical science.
- David Brin

I would normally never set out to write a trilogy.
- David Brin

 

My education and background thoroughly inform my writing.
- David Brin

Only a knowledgeable, empowered and vocal citizenry
can perform well in democracy.
- David Brin

One of the rules I try to follow is that normal people
are going to be involved even in heroic events.
- David Brin

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Why must conversions always come so late? Why do people
always apologize to corpses?
- David Brin

Anyone who wants simple, pat stories should buy another author's product.
The real universe ain't that way, and neither are my fictive ones.
- David Brin

I like to be surprised.
Fresh implications and plot twists erupt as a story unfolds.
Characters develop backgrounds, adding depth and feeling.
Writing feels like exploring.
- David Brin

But it is a delightful challenge to try to depict interesting aliens.
- David Brin

We already live a very long time for mammals,
getting three times as many heartbeats as a mouse or elephant.
It never seems enough though, does it?
- David Brin

My first duty to write a gripping yarn.
Second is to convey credible characters who make you feel what they feel.
Only third comes the idea.
- David Brin

Fortunately, human beings are remarkably diverse models to work from.
- David Brin

It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more
true that power attracts the corruptible.
The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
- David Brin

Change is the principal feature of our age and literature
should explore how people deal with it.
The best science fiction does that, head-on.
- David Brin

Above all, TRIBES is fun, and even kind of sexy...
in that every round features an Opportunity for Reproduction,
which is the main aim of the game, as it is in most of Nature.
- David Brin

When I begin a book, I inevitably discover many things along the way,
about the characters, their past histories and the
political intrigues that surround them.
This discovery process is vital, and I would not prejudice
it by deciding too much in advance.
- David Brin

She had called in the debt that parents owe a child for bringing her,
unasked, into a strange world.
One should never make an offer without knowing full
well what will happen if it is accepted.
- David Brin

There's no doubt that scientific training helps many
authors to write better science fiction.
And yet, several of the very best were English majors
who could not parse a differential equation to save their lives.
- David Brin

The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout
history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter,
has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions.
It often proved fatal.
- David Brin

Predicting has a spotty record in science fiction.
I've had some failures.
On the other hand, I also predicted the fall of the
Berlin Wall and the rise of fundamentalist Islam...
and I'm not happy to be right in all of those cases.
- David Brin

In the book, America had already been weakened by bio
terror plagues before waves of selfish violence took down the rest.
But the real enemy was the kind of male human being
who nurses fantasies of violent glory at the expense of his fellow citizens.
- David Brin

Self-righteous people can talk themselves into forgetting
they are part of a civilization.
They can then feed on that culture, bringing it down.
It's happened many times in the past.
It could happen to us.
- David Brin

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
- Eleanor Roosevelt PHOTO

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles PHOTO

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

From caring comes courage.
- Lao Tzu

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb PHOTO

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
- Vince Lombardi

Success usually comes to those
who are too busy to be looking for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

What you are comes to you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do your best, and always accept life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

Insult comes not from the mouth,
but from the ear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It all comes to this:
the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
- Helen Keller

There comes that mysterious meeting in life
when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be,
igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
- Rusty Berkus

Change always comes bearing gifts.
- Price Pritchett

Happiness comes from a conscious choice to live life joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado

Uncertainty that comes from knowledge
(knowing what you don't know)
is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.
- Isaac Asimov

What I know for sure is that
what you give comes back to you.
- Oprah Winfrey

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.
- Maimonides

Change comes from within.
- Anonymous

The opportunity for greater courage
comes in the most ordinary of moments.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Pride comes in two flavors -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pride comes in two flavors -
be careful which you choose -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For those who are bored with life,
the path to happiness almost always comes
through service to the less-fortunate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
- The Buddha

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Confidence comes not from always being right
but from not fearing to be wrong.
- Peter T. Mcintyre

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

The Eye-of-the-Storm.
Surrounded by the winds and the rain,
yet peaceful in its own unworldly way -
an unnatural ruddy-cloudy misty-bright kind of way.
Whatever comes next, the eye of the storm is
a moment of serenity among the challenge -
a time for repose and contemplation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Impart as much as you can of your spiritual being
to those who are on the road with you,
and accept as something precious
what comes back to you from them.
- Albert Schweitzer

Life in abundance comes only through great love.
- Elbert Hubbard


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