Tim Powers Quotes (9 quotes)
“Say that again after you've been in the same spot and acted differently, old buddy. Maybe then I'll be ashamed.”
Chapter 7 (pp. 169-170) - The Anubis Gates (1983)
“I've learned that having a lot of money is more fun than not having a lot of money, and that once you've got it, it tends to grow all by itself, like a fire.”
Chapter 14 (p. 341) - The Anubis Gates (1983)
“Certainly no valid answer is ever gained by excluding any factors of the problem; that was the Puritans' error.”
Chapter 15 (p. 370) - The Anubis Gates (1983)
Chapter 1 (p. 9, repeated on p. 53) - On Stranger Tides (1987)
Chapter 19 (p. 207, quoting T. L. Beddoes) - On Stranger Tides (1987)
“It wasn't fair, but fairness was something you had to go get; it wasn't delivered like the mail.”
Chapter 8 (p. 77) - Last Call (1992)
“I'm really willing to try to believe you're not crazy, but you gotta help me a little, you know?”
Chapter 37 (p. 374) - Last Call (1992)
Epilogue (p. 535) - Last Call (1992)
“Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy.”
Martí : Thoughts/Pensamientos (1994)
“As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?”
―Alexis de Tocqueville
Letter to Ernest de Chabrol, 9 June 1831 Tocqueville Reader, p. 41
“I know not where His islands lift
Their fronded palms in air;
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond His love and care.”
―John Greenleaf Whittier
The eternal Goodness, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
“Man is his own star, and the soul that can
Render an honest and a perfect man
Commands all light, all influence, all fate.
Nothing to him falls early, or too late.
Our acts our angels are, or good or ill,
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.”
The Honest Man's Fortune, (1613; published 1647)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsTim Powers
Born: February 29, 1952 (age 67)
Bio: Timothy Thomas Tim Powers is an American science fiction and fantasy author. Powers has won the World Fantasy Award twice for his critically acclaimed novels Last Call and Declare. His 1988 novel On Stranger Tides was optioned for adaptation into the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film.