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Bruce Sterling Quotes

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I'm an entertainer in the military-entertainment complex.
- Bruce Sterling

I used to think that cyberspace was fifty years away.
What I thought was fifty years away,
was only ten years away.
And what I thought was ten years away...
it was already here.
I just wasn't aware of it yet.
- Bruce Sterling

Saying you have a political solution is like saying
you can write a pop song that's going to stay at the top of the list forever.
I don't have many illusions about this,
but I'm not cynical about it.
- Bruce Sterling

We might be on the brink of an apocalypse if,
instead of poor people with suicide bombs killing middle class guys,
middle-class people with suicide bombs started killing rich guys.
- Bruce Sterling

 

If politics and business fail us, of course the military will be called in.
In the developing world, the massive and repeated ecological
disasters are quite commonly met by the military.
- Bruce Sterling

People in the Pentagon had colleagues killed and maimed by bin Laden.
They're trying to find bin Laden and kill him and his cult.
Naturally they consider that a legitimate thing to do,
but they're having mixed success at the job.
- Bruce Sterling

I haven't had that good a time in ages.
Since September 11, really.
I just felt so happy, it was like the sun came out of the clouds for me.
I love Italy.
- Bruce Sterling

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War as Napoleon knew it just not possible any more.
However, we're very unlikely to accept or recognize
"world peace" even when we get it.
- Bruce Sterling

My idea of an amusement park story is getting adventurers
to go tour environmental disaster areas.
After all, if the entire Great Barrier Reef gets killed,
which seems like an extremely lively possibility,
what are you going to do with all that rotting limestone?
- Bruce Sterling

They used to be seen as insane or unthinkable acts of madmen.
But if they take place they'll be called "war" too.
And there will still be no conventional war.
- Bruce Sterling

If bin Laden is in fact publicly killed,
then the US military will find itself standing around
with its hands in its pockets,
wondering what's supposed to come next.
- Bruce Sterling

The Bollywood distribution system is so corrupt that
they have trouble making money off movies.
So they sell shoes that an actress stepped in.
If they turned up the amps some, maybe they could sell the actresses.
- Bruce Sterling

The level of ignorance is declining,
and the ability to accumulate data and manipulate it
for various ends is increasing.
- Bruce Sterling

Well, they didn't lack for topics after Hiroshima.
Why should 9/11 slow them down? I know it got a lot of press,
but it's just a few large buildings and aircraft,
it's not like D-Day and the Seige of Berlin.
- Bruce Sterling

Humans are very aggressive and scrappy,
and go to war at the drop of a hat.
However, a standard land war is no longer going to
work as it is no longer technically possible.
- Bruce Sterling

I like to get paid for doing basic research,
so it's pleasant to write some nonfiction about it.
- Bruce Sterling

I do have two data identities.
I have my name, Bruce Sterling, which is my public
name under which I write novels.
I also have my other name, which is my legal name under
which I own property and vote.
- Bruce Sterling

I don't think there's much distinction between surveillance and media in general.
Better media means better surveillance.
Cams are everywhere.
- Bruce Sterling

One of the points about distractions is that everything
that they do is destabilizing.
- Bruce Sterling

I wouldn't describe that "position" as "parasitic."
I'd describe that experience as "edifying."
I don't merely write from a critical intellectual distance.
I actually live around here.
- Bruce Sterling

It's going to be really interesting to see what the
heroin market does in the next two years or so.
One thing you can be pretty sure of.
The Afghan peasants who grow poppies won't get rich.
The money will end up in places like Dubai.
- Bruce Sterling

Political people don't solve stuff -
not really.
Political people are like guys in pop music.
- Bruce Sterling

I was once a student in a punk T-Shirt hooked on screwed-up scenarios.
That's how I became the esteemed cultural figure that I am today.
- Bruce Sterling

Privacy under what circumstance? Privacy at home under
what circumstances? You have more privacy if everyone's illiterate,
but you wouldn't really call that privacy.
That's ignorance.
- Bruce Sterling

A security cam is one small part of a much larger universe of cams.
The much larger effect, socially, politically and economically,
is going to come from a much larger trend.
- Bruce Sterling

You don't get to cut that chain of evidence and start over.
You're always going to be pursued by your data shadow,
which is forming from thousands and thousands of little
leaks and tributaries of information.
- Bruce Sterling

We may yet work up to some serious shooting war,
or maybe some acts of urban genocide committed with rogue nuclear weapons.
But if that were the case, why would we call that "9/11"?
If Washington disappeared in a mushroom cloud,
we'd give that huge event a different name.
- Bruce Sterling

Show me any top entertainer or top business executive,
and I'll show you a guy who has mapped out his life from the very start.
- Bobby Darin

If I can go from burglar for the government to talk show host,
you can go from entertainer to congressman.
- G. Gordon Liddy

Nearly everything I do is part of a master plan to
make me the most important entertainer in the world.
- Bobby Darin

The public has always had affection for gay entertainers.
The time was right for an out gay entertainer.
- Julian Clary

I think any entertainer just sort of goes along with whatever comes along.
- Julie London

A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must
hold his audience's attention,
then he can teach his lesson.
- John Henrik Clarke

What I do is I'm a bandleader, frontman,
entertainer.
- Shane MacGowan

The business of being a popular entertainer in England is just too hard.
- Andrew Eldritch

I respect knowledge of the psyche.
I would be a therapist if I weren't an entertainer.
- Jessica Simpson

As a standup, I try to change the world.
As an entertainer, I try to entertain.
And as a lesbian, I try to pick up the prettiest girl in the room.
- Lea DeLaria

Any entertainer who tells you that the adoration of
fans is not a heady experience probably never had the experience.
- Charley Pride

The Sophists' paradoxical talk pieces and their public
debates were entertainment in 5th century Greece.
And in that world, Socrates was an entertainer.
- David Antin

When I was 7 years old, I put on shows for everyone at my grandpa's funeral.
I was always the little entertainer.
- Natalie Portman

You know, being an entertainer is partly being on the road,
and a lot of your songs come from the road.
- Mel Tillis

A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer,
or an entertainer.
- Anton Chekhov

My life is as an artist, not an entertainer.
I don't consider myself an entertainer,
but I can do that thing when I want to.
- Dan Fogelberg

I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person.
- Aaliyah

Cher wanted to be an entertainer more than I've seen
anybody want to be an entertainer in my life.
- Sonny Bono

When you turn professional, you become an entertainer,
and like every other entertainer, you don't want to get a bad review.
- Scott Hamilton

It's about the music and that's it.
I'm not an entertainer.
But I do entertain people, see what I mean?
- Liam Gallagher

I want to be an all round entertainer,
I want to act, make films, make albums,
do whatever I can.
- Christina Aguilera

I'm a performer, comedian, entertainer,
writer and director.
- William Shatner

I just think it's my responsibility as a human being
and an entertainer to see the soldiers.
- Coolio

I always said I was never gonna be an entertainer,
Suicide was never supposed to be entertainment.
- Alan Vega

I embrace the idea that I'm an entertainer.
- Wayne Coyne

But don't call me an actor.
I'm just a worker.
I am an entertainer.
Don't say that what I am doing is art.
- Javier Bardem

I was the first woman ever named Entertainer of the Year in country music.
- Loretta Lynn

Reality is, I'm an actor and an entertainer,
and I really wouldn't know what to do with another profession.
- Russell Crowe

I think he is an entertainer.
I would prefer if he were a performer.
- Carol Bellamy

I'm not really an actress type.
I'm an entertainer.
- Susan Olsen

An actor is at most a poet and at least an entertainer.
- Marlon Brando

An entertainer should in his public performance keep
himself out of any controversy,
political or otherwise.
- Kate Smith

The cool part of being an entertainer is getting the
opportunity to get your feet wet in all areas.
- Paula Abdul

There is an intimacy about the Opry Theater that gives
an entertainer a special charge.
- Charley Pride

It will kill four times as many Americans as AIDS will over the next decade.
I feel that what ever kind of disability God has given me,
as an entertainer and as a public figure,
it is so I can be a representative for others.
- Naomi Judd

Everybody's just been spilling their guts all over
records and talking about how hard it is to be an entertainer
and how much we get hated on and what we have to go through.
But I ain't really got it that bad.
I'm just happy to be here.
- Puff Daddy

We thought I was going to be a great athlete,
and we were wrong, and I thought I was going to be a great entertainer,
and that wasn't it either.
I'm going to be an American Citizen.
First class.
- Dick Gregory

I'm an entertainer.
If people are paying good money for tickets they deserve
the best show they can see.
I don't get into lighting stuff on fire,
but I do believe in going the extra mile.
- Bryan White

My father worked hard, but we were still very poor;
and I didn't want anybody arguing about money,
so I became the entertainer - the one who wanted everyone to be happy.
I didn't want there to be any problems.
- Diana Ross

It's been important to me to be a good activist,
a good thinker, a good musician, a good singer,
and a good entertainer.
You can't do it all, but I have walked those delicate
lines as best I know how.
- Holly Near

First and foremost, I would like to start off by saying
that just because my husband is an entertainer,
that does not mean that our personal business is for
everyone's entertainment purposes.
- Kim Mathers

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)

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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