Geoff Ryman

Born: May 9, 1951

Occupation: Writer

Quotes of Geoff Ryman

Geoff Ryman

Sex complicates, but it is the power of love to simplify.

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Geoff Ryman

In a sense who you are has always been a story that you told to yourself. Now your self is a story that you tell to others.

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Geoff Ryman

This is what books only aimed to do and never could. Give you the glint of someone else's sunrise, what living is really like, you get old and it hurts to bend your elbow; your friends start to die, you...

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Geoff Ryman

Everything, no matter how beautiful, is only with us for awhile.

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Geoff Ryman

I'm in the back of a limousine with Charlie Chaplin and it’s 1928. Charlie is beautiful; his body language seems to skip, and reel and rhyme, heartbreaking and witty at the same time. It seems to promise...

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Geoff Ryman

You know, all the evil in the world, all the sadness comes from not having a good answer to that question: What do I do next? You just keep thinking of good things to do, lad. You'll be all right. We'll...

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Geoff Ryman

Everything goes, everything is lost, eventually. But if something is good, it doesn't matter what happens. The ending is still happy.

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Geoff Ryman

Literature for me… tries to heal the harm done by stories. (How much harm? Most of the atrocities of history have been created by stories, e.g., the Jews killed Jesus.) I follow Sartre that the freedom...

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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

― Dr. Seuss