Alastair Reynolds’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Alastair Reynolds Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Alastair Reynolds, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Alastair Reynolds you will find my Ten favourites of Alastair Reynolds’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“A city’s only ever three hot meals away from anarchy.”
― Alastair Reynolds, Terminal World

 “It’s the people who don’t worry—those who never have any doubts that what they’re doing is good and right—they’re the ones that cause the problems.”
― Alastair Reynolds, Redemption Ark

“I think I’ve reduced the amount of blood in my caffeine system to an acceptable level.”
― Alastair Reynolds

 “I’ve seen marvelous things, Sunday. I’ve looked back from the edge of the system and seen this planet, this Earth, reduced to a tiny dot of pale blue. I know what that feels like. To think that dot is where we came from, where we evolved out of the chaos and the dirt. And I know what it feels like to imagine going further. To hold that incredible, dangerous thought in my mind, if only for an instant. To think: what if I don’t go home? What if I just keep traveling? Watching that pale-blue dot fall ever further away, until the darkness swallowed it and there was no turning back. Until Earth was just a blue memory.”
― Alastair Reynolds, Blue Remembered Earth

 “To see something marvellous with your own eyes – that’s wonderful enough. But when two of you see it, two of you together, holding hands, holding each other close, knowing that you’ll both have that memory for the rest of your lives, but that each of you will only ever hold an incomplete half of it, and that it won’t ever really exist as a whole until you’re together, talking or thinking about that moment … that’s worth more than one plus one. It’s worth four, or eight, or some number so large we can’t even imagine it.”
― Alastair Reynolds, House of Suns

 “There was something heartbreakingly beautiful about the lights of distant ships, I thought. It was something that touched both on human achievement and the vastness against which those achievements seemed so frail. It was the same thing whether the lights belonged to a caravel battling the swell on a stormy horizon or a diamond-hulled starship which had just sliced its way through interstellar space.”
― Alastair Reynolds, Chasm City

“You worry that we’re becoming monsters. Merlin, we already were monsters. You didn’t make us any worse.”
― Alastair Reynolds, Thousandth Night / Minla’s Flowers

 “It looked like a biology lesson for gods, or a snapshot of the kind of pornography which might be enjoyed by sentient planets.”
― Alastair Reynolds, Revelation Space

“The first six million years had been all fun and games.”
― Alastair Reynolds, House of Suns

“How did you . . . pass the time?’ Sunday asked. ‘You couldn’t just ching out of it, could you?’

‘We had a different form of chinging,’ Eunice said. ‘An earlier type of virtual-reality technology, much more robust and completely unaffected by time lag. You may have heard of it. We called it “reading”.”
― Alastair Reynolds, Blue Remembered Earth

10 Famous Quotes by Author Alastair Reynolds

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Alastair Reynolds, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Alastair Reynolds.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Alastair Reynolds. 

One Final Bonus – Alastair Reynolds Quote 

“Can we drop the ‘artificial intelligence’? It’s a bit like me calling you a meat-based processing system.”

― Alastair Reynolds, On the Steel Breeze

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