Viral Quotations

Viral Quotations

  • Paradise is exactly like where you are right now… only much… much… better. ~Laurie Anderson
  • Language is a virus from outer space. ~William S. Burroughs
  • This Snow Crash thing–is it a virus, a drug, or a religion? … What’s the difference? ~Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash
  • Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time. ~Maya Angelou
  • These theorists do point to ways that ideas reproduce, mutate, and spread under many of the same enabling and limiting factors that drive biological evolution. ~Mark Jeffries
  • Intellectual freedom is essential to human society. Freedom of thought is the only guarantee against an infection of people by mass myths, which, in the hands of treacherous hypocrites and demagogues, can be transformed into bloody dictatorships. ~Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov
  • For each illness that doctors cure with medicine, they provoke ten in healthy people by inoculating them with the virus that is a thousand times more powerful than any microbe: the idea that one is ill. ~Marcel Proust
  • Consider the recent release of an informational diskette on AIDS which was itself infected by a computer virus. ~Jean Baudrillard
  • We are as receptors for the energy of this being; as radios are receptors for the invisible waves that bring sound. Our bodies are no more than shells for this energy. ~Anne Rice, Queen of the Damned
  • For millions this life is a sad vale of tears / Sitting ’round with really nothing to say. / While the scientists say / we’re all simply spiraling coils / of self-replicating DNA-nay-nay-nay-nay-nay-nay-nay-nay-nay ~Monty Python, “The Meaning of Life”
  • The brain works like a collection of viruses, the Consensus said one hundred and fifty years later, when viruses were difficult to avoid. ~Geoff Ryman, The Child Garden

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