Facts about Larry Niven

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Larry Niven is a famous Writer from USA, he/she is 78 years old and still alive, born April 30, 1938.

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He/she is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 27 quotes who is written / told by Larry, under the main topic Technology.

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Famous quotes by Larry Niven (27)


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"In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist society will starve when it runs out of capitalists"
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"I've spent a lot of my life among people brighter than myself"
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"I never got good at predicting what millions of people will suddenly decide is rational"
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"I love superconductors"
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"I don't have a strong interest in history"
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"Treat your life like something to be sculpted"
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"The human species really could have faced global thermonuclear war. During seventy years of Cold War we grew used to it"
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"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"
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"I do not believe they've run out of surprises"
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"Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen"
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"Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen"
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"I'm not predicting; I just love playing with superconductors"
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"I do suspect that privacy was a passing fad"
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"But... watching Steven Barnes taught me to treat my life like an art form"
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"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!"
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"We're looking as far ahead as we can, and we don't get penalized for mistakes"
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"My problem with new writers is that it takes me five or six years to memorise the right names"
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"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"
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"We need to take command of the solar system to gain that wealth, and to escape the sea of paper our government is becoming, and for some decent chance of stopping a Dinosaur Killer asteroid"
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"Everything starts as somebody's daydream"
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"Anything beats an expensive stack of paper"
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"We should not have assumed that a political space station could be built"
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"SF isn't a genre; SF is the matrix in which genres are embedded, and because the SF field is never going in any one direction at any one time, there is hardly a way to cut it off"
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"In general, I don't know when inspiration will pop up"
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"I'd repair our education system or replace it with something that works"
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"And every friend I've got has been writing Mars stories. It was pretty clear I'd never catch up"
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"I've got five or six unpublished stories kicking around looking for somebody to buy them"


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