Kate Wilhelm’s Top 9 Popular and Famous Quotes

Nine of My Favourite Kate Wilhelm Quotes 

Love reading? Then it’s likely you will love a good quote from your favourite author. This article covers Kate Wilhelm’s Top 9 Popular and Famous Quotes that we at Australia Unwrapped have collected from some of his greatest works. Kate Wilhelm quotes to remember and here you will find 9 of the best. A memorable quote can stay with you and can be used along your journey. Choosing Kate Wilhelm’s top 9 quotes is not easy, but here they are:

Popular Quotes

“We’re living on the top of a pyramid,’ he had said, ‘supported by the massive base, rising above it, above everything that has made it possible. We’re responsible for nothing, not the structure itself, not anything above us. We owe nothing to the pyramid, and are totally dependent on it. If the pyramid crumbles and returns to dust, there is nothing we can do to prevent it, or even to save ourselves. When the base goes, the top goes with it, no matter how elaborate the life is that developed there. The top will return to dust along with the base when the collapse comes. If a new structure is to rise, it must start at the ground, not on top of what has been built during the centuries past.”
― Kate Wilhelm

 “Why are you saying this?” she whispered, her face ashen. “So you won’t have any illusions about your little nest here! We can use you, do you understand? As long as you are useful to the community, you’ll be allowed to live here like a princess. Just as long as you’re useful.” “Useful, how? No one wants to look at my paintings. I’ve finished the maps and drawings of the trip.” “I’m going to dissect your every thought, your every wish, every dream. I’m going to find out what happened to you, what made you separate yourself from your sisters, what made you decide to become an individual, and when I find out we’ll know how never to allow it to happen again.”
― Kate Wilhelm, Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang

“The winters were getting colder, starting earlier, lasting longer, with more snows than he could remember from childhood. As soon as man stopped adding his megatons of filth to the atmosphere each day, he thought, the atmosphere had reverted to what it must have been long ago, moister weather summer and winter, more stars than he had ever seen before, and more, it seemed, each night than the night before: the sky a clear, endless blue by day, velvet blue-black at night with blazing stars that modern man had never seen.”
― Kate Wilhelm, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

 “Molly watched the pale water, changing, always changing, and always the same, and she could feel him near, not touching, not speaking. Thin clouds chased across the face of the swelling moon. Soon it would be full, the harvest moon, the end of Indian summer. The moon was so cleanly outlined, so unambiguous, she thought. A misshapen bowl, like an artifact made by inexpert hands that would improve with practice.”
― Kate Wilhelm, Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang

 “He looked at the sky once more. Men had gone out there, he thought in wonder, and couldn’t think why. Singly and in small groups they had gone into strange lands, across wide seas, had climbed mountains where no human foot had ever trod. And he couldn’t think why they had done these things. What impulse had driven them from their own kind to perish alone, or among strangers.”
― Kate Wilhelm, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

 “Sometimes the loneliness had been almost too much, he thought, and always at those times he had found comfort in the woods, where he said nothing. He wondered if the others were still gloomy; no one spoke of it any longer. He smiled as he thought of how the women had wet and screamed and straddle behind him, I want to run to catch up once more.”
― Kate Wilhelm, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

“He thought of the Finishing School for Barbies where long-legged, high-breasted, stomachless girls went to get shaved clean, get their toenails painted pink, their nipples removed, and all body opening sewn shut, except for their mouths, which curved in perpetual smiles and led nowhere.”
― Kate Wilhelm, Kate Wilhelm in Orbit, Volume One

 “Let’s leave it for tonight. Is it a decent hour for two middle-aged people to go to bed?’ He held out his hand for her.

Half an hour later he exclaimed, ‘My God, where did you learn that?’

I read a book once,’ she answered.

Thank God for literate women,’ he said fervently.”
― Kate Wilhelm, The Hamlet Trap

“Robert said. “Probate, creditors, the plant”
― Kate Wilhelm, Mirror, Mirror

9 Famous Quotes by Author Kate Wilhelm

9 quotes by Kate Wilhelm there you go! It’s never an easy task picking the best quotations from great writers, so please if you disagree or have more to add, please comment and share your opinions. My 9 greatest Kate Wilhelm quotes will likely be different from yours; however, that’s the best thing about them, each quote can mean something different to each person. So don’t wait, comment and shares your best Kate Wilhelm Quote. 

Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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