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Альфред Бестер

Дата рождения: 18. Декабрь 1913
Дата смерти: 30. Сентябрь 1987

А́льфред Бе́стер — американский журналист, редактор и писатель-фантаст.


„см. эссе «Памяти Альфреда Бестера» Грегори Бенфорда 2000 года“

„Faith in faith' he answered himself. 'It isn't necessary to have something to believe in. It's only necessary to believe that somewhere there's something worthy of belief.“ The Stars My Destination


„You pigs, you. You rut like pigs, is all. You got the most in you, and you use the least. You hear me, you? Got a million in you and spend pennies. Got a genius in you and think crazies. Got a heart in you and feel empties. All a you. Every you...'

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Take a war to make you spend. Take a jam to make you think. Take a challenge to make you great. Rest of the time you sit around lazy, you. Pigs, you! All right, God damn you! I challenge you, me. Die or live and be great. Blow yourselves to Christ gone or come and find me, Gully Foyle, and I make you men. I make you great. I give you the stars.“
The Stars My Destination

„Be grateful that you only see the outward man. Be grateful that you never see the passions, the hatreds, the jealousies, the malice, the sicknesses... Be grateful you rarely see the frightening truth in people.“ The Demolished Man

„Gully Foyle is my name
And Terra is my nation.
Deep space is my dwelling place,
The stars my destination.“
The Stars My Destination

„The whole point of extravagance is to act like a fool and feel like a fool, but enjoy it.“ The Stars My Destination

„no matter how we defend ourselves against the outside we're always licked by something from the inside. There‟s no defense against betrayal, and we all betray ourselves.“ The Stars My Destination

„There's got to be more to life than just living," Foyle said to the robot.

"Then find it for yourself, sir. Don't ask the world to stop moving because you have doubts."

"Why can't we all move forward together?"

"Because you're all different. You're not lemmings. Some must lead, and hope that the rest will follow."

"Who leads?"

"The men who must... driven men, compelled men."

"Freak men."

"You're all freaks, sir. But you always have been freaks. Life is a freak. That's its hope and glory."

"Thank you very much."

"My pleasure, sir."

"You've saved the day."

"Always a lovely day somewhere, sir," the robot beamed. Then it fizzed, jangled, and collapsed.“
The Stars My Destination


„Eight, sir; seven, sir;
Six, sir; five, sir;
Four, sir; Three, sir;
Two, sir; one!
Tenser, said the Tensor.
Tenser, said the Tensor.
Tension, apprehension,
And dissension have begun.“
The Demolished Man

„This was a Golden Age, a time of high adventure, rich living and hard dying... but nobody thought so. This was a future of fortune and theft, pillage and rapine, culture and vice... but nobody admitted it. This was an age of extremes, a fascinating century of freaks... but nobody loved it.“ The Stars My Destination

„There's got to be more to life than just living," Foyle said to the robot.
"Then find it yourself, sir. Don't ask the world to stop moving because you have doubts.“
The Stars My Destination

„If a man's got talent and guts to buck society, he's obviously above average. You want to hold on to him. You straighten him out and turn him into a plus value. Why throw him away? Do that enough and all you've got left are the sheep.“ The Demolished Man


„The mind is the reality. You are what you think.“ The Demolished Man

„If you can have everything at fifty that you wanted when you were fifteen, you're happy.“ The Stars My Destination

„I've handed life and death back to the people who do the living and the dying.“ The Stars My Destination

„This was an age of extremes, a fascinating century of freaks... but nobody loved it.“ The Stars My Destination

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