Steve Perry

A Quote by Steve Perry on choice, listening, mountains, and music

When he drank his coffee, that was all he did. If his com chimed or there was a caller at the door, he ignored it. He didn't read the newsfax, nor even listen to any of his favourite music. His one cup deserved, and got, his full attention. He'd once heard a story about a monastery on the top of some mountain in Japan or somewhere. After a long trek in the cold to get there, the monks would offer to sell you a cup of coffee. You had a choice: There was a two-dollar cup - or a two-hundred- dollar cup. When pressed to explain the difference, the monks were reported to say, 'A hundred and ninety-eight dollars.

Steve Perry

Source: (The Digital Effect 21-22)

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A Quote by Steve Perry on death and meditation

Soon another test would come. He must be ready for it. So he sat, but it was not mindless meditation but mindful scheming that filled him. In a contest like this, there could be no second-place winner. To be second was to be last and to be last here was to be dead.

Steve Perry

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A Quote by Steve Perry on learning, life, reality, regret, sleep, and surprises

He had regrets, of course, but not so many that he would lose any sleep over them. Life surprised him now and then and he didn't much care for surprises, unless he was passing them out. But - what was to be done? You had to deal with the reality, he had learned that over the years, no matter how much you didn't like it

Steve Perry

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A Quote by Steve Perry on assumptions, conformity, life, logic, morality, nature, and suffering

"Humans suffer from self-centred notions as to the nature of life. Humans assume that alien life forms should conform to standards that match our own, including logic and morality. Even among humans, morality is ignored when expedient. Why should we expect more from an alien life form than we demand from ourselves?"

Steve Perry

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A Quote by Steve Perry on acceptance, body, death, and responsibility

If you shoot a man across a field or even a room, you don't get the full impact of what you've done. Facing an opponent one-on- one, hand-to-hand or with a sword, you have to accept your personal responsibility. Killing somebody ought to be messy. You should be sprayed with his blood, you should be able to hear him scream, catch the death rattle, smell the faeces and urine as the bowels and bladder let go. You should have to dispose of the body. So you know exactly what it was you did

Steve Perry

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A Quote by Steve Perry on change, feeling, good, justice, losing, needs, and time

No, now he didn't want to let himself get too close because he knew it wasn't going to last. Good stuff never lasted. Change would come and wipe it away, and what was the point? It hurt too much every time it was ripped away and he was getting tired of losing pieces of himself. Pretty soon there wouldn't be much left, just scraps of gristle and bone without feeling. He didn't need that

Steve Perry

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A Quote by Steve Perry on fear, needs, and vengeance

The injury that we do to a man must be such that we need not fear his vengeance

Steve Perry

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A Quote by Steve Perry on concern, god, and men

There may or may not be a God or gods; the Siblings do not concern themselves with proving or disproving such a thing. By definition, gods are more powerful than men, and thus quite able to fend for themselves without help

Steve Perry

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A Quote by Steve Perry

There's always a price for what you want

Steve Perry

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A Quote by Steve Perry on cheating, death, doubt, good, luck, and mistakes

This would be a tricky operation, no doubt of that, and a mistake would probably be fatal. So many things he had done over the years would have been fatal, had his luck not been strongly good. He had cheated death dozens of times, but that did not mean he could take it as a given. A man needed only one fatal mistake to end the game

Steve Perry

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