Sheri S. Tepper Quotes


All around the Mediterranean you'll find cultures that believe men can't control themselves and shouldn't have to try.

Boys play with death as though it were a game cutting their teeth on daggers.

I'm not sure a world run by women would be any better. They're human beings!

It may be important to write a book that doesn't come up to what I would like to have rather than to write no book at all.

The expression of divinity is in variety.

Men like to think well of themselves and poets help them do it.

We live in a time like dreaming.... The edges of our lives flutter and change as we watch them. Listen to the dream.

Whoever declares another heretic is himself a devil. Whoever places a relic or artifact above justice kindness mercy or truth is himself a devil and the thing elevated is a work of evil magic.

The practice of diplomacy I have found is sometimes like eating soup with a fork: much activity yielding little nourishment.

Perhaps it is meant to be hard. Perhaps there are some things so previous that one can only be tested when one is asked to give them up.

The sidesaddle was designed to protect a maiden's virginity while risking the maiden's neck. Rather much for rather little I thought.

Nothing limits intelligence more than ignorance; nothing fosters ignorance more than one's own opinions; nothing strengthens opinions more than refusing to look at reality.

No sentimentality no romance no false hope no self-petting lies merely that which is!

Science fiction still is an idea genre.

The only people who have the long view are some scientists and some science fiction writers.

There are writers who say they have no social responsibility except to write a good book but that doesn't satisfy me.

What do I have to say to the universe? A soul ought to have something to say to the universe if it's going to be immortal.

They will set aside what they have believed about the world divesting themselves of all preconceptions all judgments.... They will do it then they will send their minds out to seek the truth.

The sooner we can separate salvageable skeptics from self-righteous absolutists the sooner we can move along.

Other people's risks are statistical. When it's your risk your own child it isn't statistical anymore.

To me fantasy has always been the genre of escape science fiction the genre of ideas. So if you can escape and have a little idea as well maybe you have some kind of a cross-breed between the two.