Joan D. Vinge Quotes

28 Joan D. Vinge quotes:

"The Big Questions, about survival and quality of life, are confronted by all the main characters in The Snow Queen, at some point."
"The contradictions are what make human behavior so maddening and yet so fascinating, all at the same time."
"The ecosystem of our world is a closed system: it would run out of gas, collapse of its own weight."
"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."
"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."
"There's no such thing as a free lunch, at least on the karmic level."
"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."
"What does immortality mean to me? That we all want more time; and we want it to be quality time."

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