Paolo Bacigalupi: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Paolo Bacigalupi Quotes 

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

About Paolo Bacigalupi

Paolo Bacigalupi is an award-winning author of novels for adults and children.

He won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook, and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards for his debut novel THE WINDUP GIRL, which was named one of TIME Magazine’s ten best novels of 2009. In the international realm, it received the Seiun Award (Japan), The Ignotus Award (Spain), The Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis (Germany), and the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (France).

SHIP BREAKER, his debut young adult novel, was a Micheal L. Printz Award Winner and a National Book Award Finalist, and THE DROWNED CITIES was a Kirkus Reviews Best of YA Book, a VOYA Perfect Ten Book, and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist. Towards the end of 2017, the final book in the series, TOOL OF WAR, will be released.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE WATER KNIFE is a near-future thriller set in the southwest about climate change and drought.

Born: The United States
Genre: Science Fiction, Short Stories, Science

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Popular Quotes

“Politics is ugly. Never doubt what small men will do for great power.”
― Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl

 “Pure data. You don’t believe data—you test data.” He grimaced. “If I could put my finger on the moment we genuinely fucked ourselves, it was the moment we decided that data was something you could use words like believe or disbelieve around.”
― Paolo Bacigalupi, The Water Knife

“We are nature. Our every tinkering is nature, our every biological striving. We are what we are, and the world is ours. We are its gods. Your only difficulty is your unwillingness to unleash your potential fully upon it.”
― Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl

 “Short fiction seems more targeted – hand grenades of ideas, if you will. When they work, they hit, they explode, and you never forget them. Long fiction feels more like atmosphere: it’s a lot smokier and less defined.”
― Paolo Bacigalupi

 “Killing isn’t free. It takes something out of you every time you do it. You get their life; they get a piece of your soul. It’s always a trade.”
― Paolo Bacigalupi, Ship Breaker

 “Food should come from the place of its origin, and stay there. It shouldn’t spend its time crisscrossing the globe for the sake of profit.”
― Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl

“I’m a chess piece. A pawn,’ she said. ‘I can be sacrificed, but I cannot be captured. To be captured would be the end of the game.”
― Paolo Bacigalupi, Ship Breaker

 “The problem with surviving was that you ended up with the ghosts of everyone you’d ever left behind riding on your shoulders.”
― Paolo Bacigalupi, The Drowned Cities

“It’s human nature to tear one another apart. Be glad you come from such a successful line of killers.”
― Paolo Bacigalupi, Ship Breaker

“I do not fight battles that cannot be won. Do not confuse that with cowardice.”
― Paolo Bacigalupi, The Drowned Cities

10 Famous Quotes by Author Paolo Bacigalupi

So there you have it my Ten favorite quotes by Paolo Bacigalupi, please comment below and share your favorite quotes by the fantastic author Paolo Bacigalupi.  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 Paolo Bacigalupi. 

One Final Bonus – Paolo Bacigalupi Quote 

“The more I write stories for young people, and the more young readers I meet, the more I’m struck by how much kids long to see themselves in stories. To see their identities and perspectives—their avatars—on the page. Not as issues to be addressed or as icons for social commentary, but simply as people who get to do cool things in amazing worlds. Yes, all the “issue” books are great and have a place in literature, but it’s a different and wildly joyous gift to find yourself on the pages of an entertainment, experiencing the thrills and chills of a world more adventurous than our own.

And when you see that as a writer, you quickly realize that you don’t want to be the jerk who says to a young reader, “Sorry, kid. You don’t get to exist in story; you’re too different.” You don’t want to be part of our present dystopia that tells kids that if they just stopped being who they are they could have a story written about them, too. That’s the role of the bad guy in the dystopian stories, right? Given a choice, I’d rather be the storyteller who says every kid can have a chance to star.”

― Paolo Bacigalupi

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