“You don't pick your revolution. It picks you.”
“I'd rather be weird and know it than be a stupid ass.”
“It’ll turn me into a weapon,’ I say, my voice suddenly loud.
‘All you got to do is curl your hands into fists and you turn into a weapon,’ says Jim. ‘Your body is just another tool. This technology changes nothing; it only amplifies. You decide how to use your tools. Whether to do good or evil.”
“I've heard it said that technology makes a good person better, and it makes a bad person worse. That's okay with me. I say we keep building new versions of ourselves, keep exploring the unknown, and keep growing. We're gonna be fine. Different, but fine.”
“It's the one thing we do better than any other animal.
We communicate, cooperate, and make tools to extend our reach. Every new tool changes us...The old fears the new, and the two threaten destroy each other.
Our technology is what makes us strong. And it's what makes us dangerous.”
“It's the technology, see? We can't get away from it. Anywhere you find people, you find it. Clever little contraptions. Cunning strategies. We're toolmakers born and bred; and even if you don't believe in anything else, you'd better believe in that. Because that's human nature.”
“In the end, a man makes his own decisions. You decide, not the machine.”
“Look at us. Amps. We're morons smarter than Lucifer. Cripples stronger than gravity. A bunch of broke-ass motherfuckers stinking rich with potential. This is our army. Our people. Strong and hurt. We're the wounded supermen of tomorrow, Gray. It's time you got yourself healed. New world ain't gonna build itself. And the old world don't want to go without a fight.”
“These tools we love so much have burrowed under our skin like parasites...Making us smarter and stronger and always, always more dependent.”
“The rules are there so that we can remember them and follow them. If the rules were obvious, we wouldn't have to write them down.”
“Human beings, perfected by our own technology. Only to be wielded by the chosen few. Not by the sheep but by those who are better, Those who are willing to make it to the stars through blood.”
“You know what you get when the mind and body act as one?...You get harmony...remember that. There is no you. There is no it. Mind and body need a single purpose.”
“I say we keep building new versions of ourselves, keep exploring the unknown, and keep growing. We’re gonna be fine. Different, but fine. Because most people are good. Right?”
“Like standing in a creek with the water flowing against your legs, you know?”
“most people are good,” says Jim. “But not when they’re afraid.”
“A little bit of self-experimentation never hurt anybody, except when it did.”
“I hope this scene isn’t playing out all over the nation. People like me struggling to grab what they can. Whole families, even. Grasping at the leftover shards of their lives.”
“There's many a man who never tells his adventures, for he can't hope to be believed.”
“Why should it be essential to love rarely in order to love much?”
“Pienso que te he amado siempre... pero no hablemos de lo pasado. Solamente te digo que te amo hoy y que te amaré mañana. Porque el pasado se ha ido. Los hoy y los mañanas serán todos los días que podrán ser. Y en cada uno de estos días te diré, te amo.”
“Only a sense of lightness, giddy and dizzying, like flight—of a burden that didn't belong to me being lifted.
Suddenly I knew the truth and the lights surrounding me exploded.
I am free.”
“Just think how many thoughts a blanket smothers while one lies alone in bed, and how many unhappy dreams it keeps warm.”
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