Sheri S. Tepper Quotes

Sheri S. Tepper Quotes.

What do I have to say to the universe? A soul ought to have something to say to the universe if it’s going to be immortal.
Sheri S. Tepper
Other people‘s risks are statistical. When it’s your risk, your own child, it isn’t statistical anymore.
Sheri S. Tepper
Nothing limits intelligence more than ignorance; nothing fosters ignorance more than one’s own opinions; nothing strengthens opinions more than refusing to look at reality.
Sheri S. Tepper
The sidesaddle was designed to protect a maiden‘s virginity, while risking the maiden’s neck. Rather much for rather little, I thought.
Sheri S. Tepper
We’ll tell him his mother waits for him in heaven, I suppose.” “Is that a lie?” “It’s what we tell fools and children.” She sighed. “Postulating a heaven gives man an out for having been unable to retain the paradise he was given here on earth.
Sheri S. Tepper
Mankind accepts good fortune as his due, but when bad occurs, he thinks it was aimed at him, done to him, a hex, a curse, a punishment by his deity for some transgression, as though his god were a petty storekeeper, counting up the day‘s receipts.
Sheri S. Tepper
We live in a time like dreaming…. The edges of our lives flutter and change as we watch them. Listen to the dream.
Sheri S. Tepper
Creation has the truth written all over it – the age of the universe, the history of the world – but nine-tenths of mankind either don’t know it or think it’s a sham, because it isn’t what their book or their prophet says, and it isn’t cozy or manipulable enough.
Sheri S. Tepper
To me, fantasy has always been the genre of escape, science fiction the genre of ideas. So if you can escape and have a little idea as well, maybe you have some kind of a cross-breed between the two.
Sheri S. Tepper
Conflict acting on intelligence creates imagination. Faced with conflict, creatures are forced to imagine what will happen, where the next threat will come from. If there has never been conflict, imagination never develops. Wits arise in answer to danger, to pain, to tragedy. No one ever got smarter eating easy apples.
Sheri S. Tepper
The sooner we can separate salvageable skeptics from self-righteous absolutists, the sooner we can move along.
Sheri S. Tepper
I’m not sure a world run by women would be any better. They’re human beings!
Sheri S. Tepper
I will raise up prophets to make conflicting pronouncements that inevitably will be garbled in transcription, resulting in mutually exclusive definitions of orthodoxy from which the open-minded will flee in dismay.
Sheri S. Tepper
Men like to think well of themselves, and poets help them do it.
Sheri S. Tepper
To the Chasmites, truth is determined by how well it fits their expectations, and doesn’t that sound familiar? They have consistently refused to have a god contest, and I fear they will have to encounter the godlet rather forcibly before they believe there is anything there at all.
Sheri S. Tepper