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Joan D. Vinge Quotes and Sayings

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The contradictions are what make human behavior so
maddening and yet so fascinating,
all at the same time.
- Joan D. Vinge

Fear of the unknown is a terrible fear.
- Joan D. Vinge

Moon is also a naive native girl when she sets out for Carbuncle.
- Joan D. Vinge

Probably I chose immortality because mortality is a
universal human obsession.
- Joan D. Vinge

 

And so The Snow Queen also became a story about the
need to seek equilibrium,
in our own lives, with the natural world,
even within the universe at large.
- Joan D. Vinge

Throughout the ages, stories with certain basic themes
have recurred over and over,
in widely disparate cultures; emerging like the goddess
Venus from the sea of our unconscious.
- Joan D. Vinge

Everything born has to die, in order to make room for the future.
- Joan D. Vinge

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Humans are upsetting a fragile balance that their own
human ancestors established.
- Joan D. Vinge

I was thinking about what I wanted to write next,
after my first novel, and had decided that I wanted
to write a story with a lot of strong female characters in it.
- Joan D. Vinge

Besides, wouldn't it be wonderful if no one ever had
to worry about the random cruelty of fatal illness
or the woes of old age attacking them or their loved ones?
- Joan D. Vinge

But our society does not grant nontraditional forms
of intelligence equal recognition,
no matter how much it would help us get along or truly enrich our lives.
- Joan D. Vinge

What does immortality mean to me? That we all want more time;
and we want it to be quality time.
- Joan D. Vinge

Studying anthropology, I developed a kind of holistic view of human existence,
in which the dichotomies you listed are all necessary
and vital aspects of life.
- Joan D. Vinge

What I do not want to write is didactic political tracts.
- Joan D. Vinge

Each time, storytellers clothed the naked body of the
myth in their own traditions,
so that listeners could relate more easily to its deeper meaning.
- Joan D. Vinge

Myth is, after all, the neverending story.
- Joan D. Vinge

There's no such thing as a free lunch,
at least on the karmic level.
- Joan D. Vinge

The mers were also designed to reproduce only at long intervals,
in order to maintain the natural balance of the environment
in which they were placed.
- Joan D. Vinge

For every path you choose, there is another you must abandon,
usually forever.
- Joan D. Vinge

Humans may be the only creatures on Earth who spend
significant time thinking about the fact that someday their lives will end.
- Joan D. Vinge

Perhaps the thing that makes humans truly unique on
Earth is that we are never satisfied with our situation;
maybe that is what's taken us so far.
- Joan D. Vinge

The ecosystem of our world is a closed system:
it would run out of gas,
collapse of its own weight.
- Joan D. Vinge

These days too many of us seem inclined to cover our ears,
close our eyes, and blindly follow the most narrow,
conservative tenets of religion; or else seek comfort
in the ancient traditions of New Age ritual.
- Joan D. Vinge

Here was a fragment of Goddess myth that,
through all its permutations, had somehow escaped being turned on its head.
It was the perfect springboard for the sort of novel I wanted to write.
- Joan D. Vinge

Beyond that, I seem to be compelled to write science fiction,
rather than fantasy or mysteries or some other genre
more likely to climb onto bestseller lists even though
I enjoy reading a wide variety of literature,
both fiction and nonfiction.
- Joan D. Vinge

The futures and ultimate fates of the characters in
The Snow Queen are profoundly changed by choices made
in their own minds or hearts,
as well as choices unexpectedly forced on them by things beyond their control.
- Joan D. Vinge

As for the historical inspirations I drew on in writing The Snow Queen,
I suppose I would call them more cross-cultural inspirations,
though they frequently involve past societies as well as present day ones.
- Joan D. Vinge

I wanted to show those characters discovering it is
possible to find common ground,
as they make their way through a plotline that I hope
is engrossing enough to keep the reader a willing participant.
- Joan D. Vinge

We are all born with a unique genetic blueprint,
which lays out the basic characteristics of our personality
as well as our physical health and appearance...
And yet, we all know that life experiences do change us.
- Joan D. Vinge

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

We are composed of self-contradictions.
Each of us is loving in some moments - hateful in others.
Patient and calm sometimes - harried by urgency at others.
Understanding - and self-absorbed.
Reassuring - and sarcastic.
Generous - and greedy.
Trusting - and jealous.
Comforting - and snappish.
Original - and stuck in a rut.
Thankful - and needy.
Forgiving - and vengeful.
Nurturing ourself - and stuffing ourself with fast food.
Honoring our bodies - and overstressing.
Being Joyful - and Suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love the contradictions of people
- Jewel

Propositions show what they say: tautologies and contradictions
show that they say nothing.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

The city's contradictions and frailties drive me to the church.
The church, in turn, binds my wounds and soothes my troubled heart,
and sends me right back out into the city again.
- Steve Ross

I think people have to choose between living with contradictions
or painting themselves into a corner.
I have a lot of contradictions.
- Michelle Shocked

In writing a series of stories about the same characters,
plan the whole series in advance in some detail,
to avoid contradictions and inconsistencies.
- L. Sprague de Camp

The very contradictions in my life are in some ways
signs of God's mercy to me.
- Thomas Merton

You may find many contradictory statements and philosophies within my writings.
However, to this I will say such is life,
for life is full of contradictions.
- Bryant H. McGill

I've always been drawn to tormented people full of contradictions.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Life is never free of contradictions.
- Manmohan Singh

Hybridity keeps me from being rigid about most things.
It has taught me to appreciate the contradictions in
the world and in my life.
I scavenge from the best.
- Jessica Hagedorn

I learned to make my mind large, as the universe is large,
so that there is room for contradictions.
- Maxine Hong Kingston

I try to take people one at a time, with all the contradictions
and compromises that most of us live with.
- Garry Trudeau

The opera tells the story with all the built-in contradictions
and from many different angles.
- Harrison Birtwistle

I'm full of contradictions.
- Juliana Hatfield

Chicago is a city of contradictions,
of private visions haphazardly overlaid and linked together.
- Pat Colander

There are many of these apparent philosophical paradoxes
or contradictions which don't concern me anymore.
- Evan Parker

I write to keep from going mad from the contradictions I find among mankind -
and to work some of those contradictions out for myself.
- Michel de Montaigne

Contradictions do not exist.
Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction,
check your premises.
You will find that one of them is wrong.
- Ayn Rand

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions,
do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions
can you keep it all afloat.
- Audre Lorde

Ladies and gentlemen, I take office at a time in which
the world is living in extreme contradictions.
- Gustav Heinemann

Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion,
when we see in it such contradictions and absurdities.
- Thomas Paine

Do you think when two representatives holding diametrically
opposing views get together and shake hands,
the contradictions between our systems will simply
melt away? What kind of a daydream is that?
- Nikita Khrushchev

As the new spirituality begins to become the pervasive
spirituality of the planet,
we'll find that we have abandoned our philosophy of
contradictions in which we say we're all one but continue to try to win.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The essence of humanity's spiritual dilemma is that
we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another.
Is there a way to erase the dilemma,
to resolve the contradictions between the transcendentalist
and the empiricist world views?
- E. O. Wilson

Everything must be recaptured and relocated in the
general framework of history,
so that despite the difficulties, the fundamental paradoxes and contradictions,
we may respect the unity of history which is also the unity of life.
- Fernand Braudel

Everything tends to make us believe that there exists
a certain point of the mind at which life and death,
the real and the imagined, past and future,
the communicable and the incommunicable,
high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions.
- Andre Breton

Experience alone can give a final answer.
The knowledge gained in a few years by a commission
of the kind suggested would be worth more than volumes
of mere assertions and contradictions.
- John Bates Clark

Nations without a past are contradictions in terms.
What makes a nation is the past, what justifies one
nation against others is the past,
and historians are the people who produce it.
- Eric Hobsbawm

Many of the contradictions in Postmodern art come from
the fact that we're trying to be artists in a democratic society.
This is because in a democracy, the ideal is compromise.
In art, it isn't.
- Brad Holland

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

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie


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