Quotation Explorer - 'Iain M. Banks'

A temple was worth a dozen barracks; a militia man carrying a gun could control a small unarmed crowd only for as long as he was present; however, a single priest could put a policeman inside the head of every one of their flock, for ever. - Iain M. Banks
All you ever were was a little bit of the universe, thinking to itself. - Iain M. Banks
[I]t would be a niceness that was enforced leniently, patiently and gracefully, with the sort of unflappable self-certainty [they] couldn't help displaying when all its statistics proved that it really was doing the right thing. - Iain M. Banks
By the usual reckoning, the worst books make the best films. - Iain M. Banks
They speak very well of you".- "They speak very well of everybody."- "That so bad?"- "Yes. It means you can´t trust them. - Iain M. Banks
The History Of The Universe In Three WordsCHAPTER ONEBang!CHAPTER TWOsssssCHAPTER THREEcrunch.THE END - Iain M. Banks
The trouble with writing fiction is that it has to make sense, whereas real life doesn't. - Iain M. Banks
I love writing and can't imagine not being able to do it. I want an easy life and if it had been difficult doing it I wouldn't be doing it. I do admire writers who do it even though it costs them. - Iain M. Banks
I'm a fucking starship; I'm allowed to cheat. - Iain M. Banks
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