October 26, 2016

C. S. Friedman Quotes

“All about us were people. Perhaps a hundred. Men. Experience had taught me that humans were cruelest when segregated by sex, and the cold feeling in the pit of my stomach became led. What had I let myself in for? “

“All data leaves a trail. The search for data leaves a trail. The erasure of data leaves a trail. The absence of data, under the right circumstances, can leave the clearest trail of all. “

“Amazing, is it not, that in the face of death we hunger for distraction, and are wont to focus on other things, trivial things, as a means of not acknowledging our danger…. “

“anger of any kind is a dangerous emotion, it eats at the nerves and eventually makes you careless “

“Civilized man longs for the illusion of barbarism. Either his culture fulfills this need by adopting its outer trappings, or he will be seduced by his first contact with a culture that does. “

“How much blood was being made to flow for that last show of elegance? “

“I sold my soul for knowledge of the future, only to have that very pact render me forever ignorant (Gerald Tarrant).”

“In a world where data is coin of the realm, and transmissions are guarded by no better sentinels than man-made codes and corruptible devices, there is no such thing as a secret. “

“Sometimes the decision is placed in your hands and you just have to go with it, right or wrong, according to what you think is best. “

“Tomorrow could not get better if one failed to survive today. “