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Джеймс Морроу

Дата рождения: 17. Март 1947

Джеймс Морроу — американский писатель-фантаст. Лауреат международных премий в области фантастики Небьюла, Всемирной премии фэнтези и других.

„«В окопах нет атеистов» — не довод против атеизма, а довод против окопов.“

„The next time somebody announces that he plans to get Medieval on your ass, tell him you're going to get Renaissance on his gonads.“ The Last Witchfinder

„[... ] as Kurt Vonnegut pointed out [... ] the literary novel has become extraordinarily privatistic of late. It's as if the big issues (Does God exist? from whence springs decency? what sort of species is Homo Sapiens?) were either settled or not worth discusssing, and serious writers should therefore confine themselves to their various ethnic heritages and interpersonal relationships.“ Nebula Awards Twenty-Seven

„There are no atheists in foxholes" isn't an argument against atheism, it's an argument against foxholes.“

„The odor of bowel wind is known to every human, but the fragrance of book glue has crossed only a fraction of mortal nostrils. And yet it behooves us not to judge the unlettered too harshly. We must stay the impulse to write CHUCKLEHEAD above their doors and carve DOLT upon their tombstones.“

„I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.“ The Last Witchfinder

„... God's penis would still rank high among those vistas a priest and a nun could not comfortably share.“ Towing Jehovah

„Books don't repeat the same words over and over. The Gulliver's Travels whose whimsey amused you at twelve is not the Gulliver's Travels whose acid engaged you at thirty.“ The Last Witchfinder

„At the heart of all truth lies a radiant cloud of unknowing, a glorious nugget of doubt, a shining core of impermanence.“ Only Begotten Daughter

„At last my liaison pulled up before a squat structure of poured concrete buttressed with steel, bleak and featureless, like a sepulcher for people who didn't believe in an afterlife.“ Shambling Towards Hiroshima

„I made the only decision I ever knew how to make,' Truman famously asserted in one of his carefully scripted reminiscences. What does that mean, exactly? Did Truman see himself as a professional decision-maker with a narrow specialty, the choice between destroying and not destroying Japanese cities?“ Shambling Towards Hiroshima

„The precise metaphysical procedures by which a book goes about writing another book need not concern us here. Suffice to say that our human scribes remain entirely ignorant of their possession by bibliographic forces; the agent in question never doubts that his authorship is authentic.“ The Last Witchfinder

„... one day the world will notice that while E=mc2 ultimately gives you 177,000 dead Japanese civilians, F=ma lets you skate across a frozen lake on a winter's night, the wind caressing your face as you glide toward the hot-chocolate stand on the far shore.“ The Last Witchfinder

„Above all, the Stoics sought wisdom, a condition that I myself hope to achieve after I stop wrecking and burning things.“ The Philosopher's Apprentice

„Let's admit it, people: nobody understands consciousness. Psychology hasn't had a Newton yet.“ The Last Witchfinder

„4091 East Olympic Boulevard proved to be a nondescript one-storey sandstone building of the sort you drive blithely by every day, knowing it's full of paper-pushers and clock-watchers, and nobody's in there writing a symphony or taming a lion or having an orgasm.“ Shambling Towards Hiroshima

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