Iain Banks

Quotes: Iain Banks

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    A guilty system recognizes no innocents.
    Source: The Player of Games (1988) 215
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    I just think people overvalue argument because they like to hear themselves talk.
    Source: Use of Weapons (1990) 417
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    I remember being shocked when I discovered some of my school pals didn't have books in their homes. I thought it was like not having oxygen, or hot water.
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    I wouldn't like to be a character in one of my books!
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    I'm not a great believer in awards-of course the fact that I've never won one has nothing to do with it at all!
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    One of the advantages of having laws is the pleasure one may take in breaking them.
    Source: The Player of Games (1988) 279
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    Reason shapes the future, but superstition infects the present.
    Source: The State of the Art (1991) 75
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    Science fiction is trying to find alternative ways of looking at realities.
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    The trouble with writing fiction is that it has to make sense, whereas real life doesn't.
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    There are no gods, we are told, so I must make my own salvation.
    Source: Use of Weapons (1990) 303
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    You're a wicked man. Thank you. It's taken years of diligent practice.
    Source: Use of Weapons (1990) 237
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