Quotes from Influx

Daniel Suarez ·  406 pages

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“Anything before you’re thirty-five is new and exciting, and anything after that is proof the world’s going to hell.”
― Daniel Suarez, quote from Influx


“Those heavily invested in the status quo had difficulty thinking outside of it—and were often tainted by it.”
― Daniel Suarez, quote from Influx


“A thing can't exist in people's minds until it has a name. But with a name, it can exist in people's minds without existing at all. You should always come up with a name before you set out to create anything.”
― Daniel Suarez, quote from Influx


“I've always been your friend, Alexa. Now go. I will try to kill you as unsuccessfully as I can.”
― Daniel Suarez, quote from Influx


“One did not accidentally graduate from top-tier schools. One strove to get in and to maintain grades once there, and to do that, one usually needed to be a master at conformity. To excel in all the accepted conventions. No, the truly different thinkers often went unnoticed.”
― Daniel Suarez, quote from Influx



“Mankind was on the moon in the 1960s, Jon. That was half a century ago. Nuclear power. The transistor. The laser. All existed even back then. Do you really think the pinnacle of innovation since that time is Facebook?”
― Daniel Suarez, quote from Influx


“Innovation was a curious thing. It never failed to amaze him.

And yet this place confirmed what they’d long known: that truly disruptive innovation rarely came from the expected sources. They’d had so much more luck investing in eccentric B and C students. The rationale was simple: Those heavily invested in the status quo had difficulty thinking outside of it—and were often tainted by it. Especially when success and peer approval beckoned. One did not accidentally graduate from top-tier schools. One strove to get in and to maintain grades once there, and to do that, one usually needed to be a master at conformity. To excel in all the accepted conventions.

No, the truly different thinkers often went unnoticed.”
― Daniel Suarez, quote from Influx


“the others he wore simple work clothes—flannels and jeans with work boots. He was tall and handsome, with blue eyes and dirty-blond hair and a Donegal-style beard running along his broad jaw. He was athletically built with a charismatic, compelling look—like some rustic fashion model. And he had a vaguely familiar appearance. Grady felt certain he’d seen him somewhere before. Grady eyed the man warily. “Are you the foreman”
― Daniel Suarez, quote from Influx


“She glanced back at the young mother walking with her husband. The woman was chunky. Genetically inferior. But at that moment Alexa wanted to he her. Life was about experiences. She'd learned that more and more over the decades.”
― Daniel Suarez, quote from Influx


“I’ve always been your friend, Alexa. Now go. I will try to kill you as unsuccessfully as I can.”
― Daniel Suarez, quote from Influx



“But human memories change each time they are recalled, Jon. This is known as memory reconsolidation. It’s part of a natural updating mechanism that imbues even old memories with current information as you recall them. Thus, human memory does not so much record the past as hold knowledge likely to be useful in the future. That’s why forgetting is a human’s default state. By contrast, remembering requires a complex cascade of chemistry. Were I to increase the concentration of protein kinase C at your synapses, your memory retention would double.”
― Daniel Suarez, quote from Influx


“The seat of consciousness—what’s known as ‘sensorium’—exists partly as an expression of particle entanglement in higher physical dimensions. The human brain is merely a conduit.”
― Daniel Suarez, quote from Influx


“Grady looked down at Hedrick’s remains. ‘Newton’s third law is a bitch …”
― Daniel Suarez, quote from Influx


“It's knowing one's ... limitations ... and then ignoring them.”
― Daniel Suarez, quote from Influx


“If it's truth you're after, there are wonders ahead…”
― Daniel Suarez, quote from Influx



“He kept his eyes upon her as the natural laws is the universe brought them closer together with each revolution.”
― Daniel Suarez, quote from Influx


“The situation was terrible, of course. But the universe could still be so beautiful.”
― Daniel Suarez, quote from Influx


“Human intellect, on the other hand, is expressed through a subatomic network of circuits contained within roughly three pounds of cerebral tissue, evolved over hundreds of millions of years into the most energy-efficient, generalized self-programming array currently known, powered by a mere four hundred twenty calories per day—or”
― Daniel Suarez, quote from Influx


“They’d had so much more luck investing in eccentric B and C students. The rationale was simple: Those heavily invested in the status quo had difficulty thinking outside of it—and were often tainted by it. Especially when success and peer approval beckoned. One did not accidentally graduate from top-tier schools. One strove to get in and to maintain grades once there, and to do that, one usually needed to be a master at conformity. To excel in all the accepted conventions.”
― Daniel Suarez, quote from Influx


“And all at once he noticed something about the people around him. It was as though they knew, somewhere deep down, that the future was overdue.”
― Daniel Suarez, quote from Influx



“enough energy to it?” Cotton tapped”
― Daniel Suarez, quote from Influx


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Daniel Suarez
Born place: in Somerville, NJ, The United States
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