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Larry Niven Quotes

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

Anything beats an expensive stack of paper.

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.

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!

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

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

Everything starts as somebody's daydream.

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

I do suspect that privacy was a passing fad.

I don't have a strong interest in history.

I love superconductors.

I never got good at predicting what millions of people will suddenly decide is rational.

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

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.

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

I've got five or six unpublished stories kicking around looking for somebody to buy them.

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

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

In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist society will starve when it runs out of capitalists.

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