Quotations by William Gibson

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Born: Wednesday, March 17, 1948
Profession: Writer
Nationality: American


A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding.
- William Gibson
(Keywords: Banks, Complexity, Computer, Light, Mind)

And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.
- William Gibson
(Keywords: Certainty, Eyes)

Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts.
- William Gibson
(Keywords: Being, Children, Nation)

Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description, as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams. We're dreamers, you see, but we're also realists, of a sort.
- William Gibson
(Keywords: Dreams, Science, Job, Public, Writers)

For years I have been mourning and not for my dead, it is for this boy for whatever corner in my heart died when his childhood slid out of my arms.
- William Gibson
(Keywords: Heart, Childhood, Mourning, Years)

Generation X is dead. It has come to mean anyone aged 13 to 55 years old.
- William Gibson
(Keywords: Old, Years)

I don't have to write about the future. For most people, the present is enough like the future to be pretty scary.
- William Gibson
(Keywords: People, Future, Present, Pretty)

I think that technologies are morally neutral until we apply them. It's only when we use them for good or for evil that they become good or evil.
- William Gibson
(Keywords: Evil)

It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.
- William Gibson
(Keywords: Information)

Language is to the mind more than light is to the eye.
- William Gibson
(Keywords: Eye, Language, Light, Mind)

The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it.
- William Gibson
(Keywords: Time, Right, Waste)

The box was a universe, a poem, frozen on the boundaries of human experience.
- William Gibson
(Keywords: Experience, Universe)

The future has already arrived. It's just not evenly distributed yet.
- William Gibson
(Keywords: Future)

The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet.
- William Gibson
(Keywords: Future)

The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead station.
- William Gibson
(Keywords: Sky, Television)

Time moves in one direction, memory in another.
- William Gibson
(Keywords: Time, Direction, Memory)

Why shouldn't we give our teachers a license to obtain software, all software, any software, for nothing? Does anyone demand a licensing fee, each time a child is taught the alphabet?
- William Gibson
(Keywords: Time, Nothing, Software, Teachers)







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