Iain M. Banks’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Iain M. Banks Quotes 

Iain M. Banks, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Iain M. Banks quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Iain M. Banks’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Iain M. Banks made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“The bomb lives only as it is falling.”
― Iain M. Banks, Use of Weapons

 “I just took [my cancer diagnosis] as bad luck, basically. It did strike me almost immediately, my atheist sort of thing kicked in and I thought “ha, if I was a God-botherer, I’d be thinking, why me God? What have I done to deserve this?” and I thought at least I’m free of that, at least I can simply treat it as bad luck and get on with it.”
― Iain M. Banks

“It gripped her hand gently. ‘Regret is for humans,’ it said.
She laughed. ‘Really?’
The machine shrugged and let go of her hand. ‘Oh, no. It’s just something we tell ourselves.”
― Iain M. Banks, Against a Dark Background

 “Perdition awaits at the end of a road constructed entirely from good intentions, the devil emerges from the details and hell abides in the small print.”
― Iain M. Banks, Transition

 “They speak very well of you”.
– “They speak very well of everybody.”
– “That so bad?”
– “Yes. It means you can´t trust them.”
― Iain M. Banks

 “What’s one more meaningless act of violence on that zoo of a planet?
It would be appropriate.
When in Rome; burn it.”
― Iain M. Banks, The State of the Art

“I had nightmares I thought were really horrible until I woke up and remembered what reality was at the moment.”
― Iain M. Banks, Consider Phlebas

 “The trouble with writing fiction is that it has to make sense, whereas real life doesn’t.”
― Iain M. Banks

“One should never regret one’s excesses, only one’s failures of nerve.”
― Iain M. Banks, The Hydrogen Sonata

“If this goes badly and I make a crater, I want it named after me!”
― Iain M. Banks, Against a Dark Background

10 Famous Quotes by Author Iain M. Banks

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Iain M. Banks quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Iain M. Banks quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Iain M. Banks. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Iain M. Banks quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Iain M. Banks Quote 

“Zakalwe, in all human societies we have ever reviewed, in every age and every state, there has seldom if ever been a shortage of eager young males prepared to kill and die to preserve the security, comfort and prejudices of their elders, and what you call heroism is just an expression of this simple fact; there is never a scarcity of idiots.”
― Iain M. Banks, Use of Weapons

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