Frasi di Sheri S. Tepper

Sheri S. Tepper photo
7   0

Sheri S. Tepper

Data di nascita: 16. Luglio 1929
Data di morte: 22. Ottobre 2016
Altri nomi: Sheri Tepper

Sheri Stewart Tepper è una scrittrice statunitense, prolifica autrice di fantascienza, fantasy, horror e gialli.

Frasi Sheri S. Tepper

„Shutting down inquiry is evil. Causing pain purposefully for no reason is evil. Enjoying causing pain by shutting down inquiry is an absolute evil.“

—  Sheri S. Tepper

Strange Horizons interview (2008)
Contesto: The Inquisition, by defining and limiting knowledge, was evil. The Taliban, by defining truth and refusing girls an education, is evil. Any religion that says it knows the one and only truth is evil, because it limits knowledge. Any political body that says it owns the truth is evil. Same reason.
Any repressive regime that seeks to control exploration and experimentation is evil. Same reason. Any regime that defines truth as a set of beliefs and occurrences that cannot be questioned, that can neither be demonstrated nor proven is not only evil but ridiculous. This includes all mythologies, miracles, etc. because, if creation happened for a reason, if it was done by God, you'd better believe every part of it, including intelligence, was done for a reason ascertainable, eventually, by intelligence. We would not follow and adore a ruler who lied and tortured. Why would we worship a God who did either? God doesn't lie and he/she/it doesn't fool around!
Shutting down inquiry is evil. Causing pain purposefully for no reason is evil. Enjoying causing pain by shutting down inquiry is an absolute evil.

„Watch bullies at school. See how they delight in causing pain. See how little is done to change them. Imagine them grown, elected, put into power. They do grow, they are elected, they are put into power.“

—  Sheri S. Tepper

Strange Horizons interview (2008)
Contesto: Every villain or villainous activity I have ever written about is a person or an activity that has actually lived or taken place. I invent nothing. When I wrote in Raising the Stones about the slavery practiced by one race and their reasons for it, those reasons were taken verbatim from arguments written in defense of Negro slavery by southern slave owners. Watch bullies at school. See how they delight in causing pain. See how little is done to change them. Imagine them grown, elected, put into power. They do grow, they are elected, they are put into power.

„The Regime has become so smug it can't tell the difference among the revolutionary, the innovative, or the merely various.“

—  Sheri S. Tepper

The Visitor (2002)
Contesto: The Regime has become so smug it can't tell the difference among the revolutionary, the innovative, or the merely various. The high command knows so little about the outside that if I came back with a fully equipped chemical laboratory and told them I'd found it in a cave, they'd probably believe that, so long as I brought it back piecemeal in my saddle bags, thus proving I hadn't known it was there beforehand.

Ch. 37 : leaving bastion

Help us translate English quotes

Discover interesting quotes and translate them.

Start translating

„Only by repudiating both devils and small gods will they ever know the Real One.“

—  Sheri S. Tepper

The small god in Ch. 44 : the visitor
The Visitor (2002)
Contesto: Occasionally, I will do a conspicuous miracle to save one dying child while a thousand children starve elsewhere. This will convince sensible people I am perverse, and they will curse my name. Be sure to recruit those who do, they'll be invaluable. Only by repudiating both devils and small gods will they ever know the Real One.

„I am myself, though from moment to moment something else seems to be looking on.“

—  Sheri S. Tepper

Guardian Camwar, in Ch. 4 : the cooper<!-- p. 42 -->
The Visitor (2002)
Contesto: I am myself, though from moment to moment something else seems to be looking on. Whatever will be required of me, however, can best be done if I remember who I am.

„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

Guardian Galenor in Ch 43 : various pursuits<!-- 418 -->
The Visitor (2002)
Contesto: People allow themselves to believe an event if it's called a miracle while disdaining the same event if it's called magic. Or vice versa. Life arises naturally; where life is, death is, joy is, pain is. Where joy and pain are, ecstasy and horror are, all part of the pattern. They occur as night and day occur on a whirling planet. They are not individually willed into being and shot at persons like arrows. 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…

„You will divide the sheep from the goats and you will encourage the one and shepherd the other.“

—  Sheri S. Tepper

The small god in Ch. 44 : the visitor
The Visitor (2002)
Contesto: You will divide the sheep from the goats and you will encourage the one and shepherd the other. You always had a leaning that way. Each of you will find the fight that suites yourself and your being. You will triumph, suffer, weep, rejoice, possibly die... If you die another will rise up in your name, if you don't die, you'll live an extremely long life. You are my angels, for whom an almost heaven waits... Your work will be long, however, long and hard before you can rest in it.

„If creation is important to something or someone or is going to become important, then all subcreations of it are also important. Everything is important. There is nothing so unimportant you can ignore it or destroy it with complete impunity. Your senses are part of the "everything."“

—  Sheri S. Tepper

Seeing is important. Smelling is important. Hearing is important. Everything is important and you have to look at, study, get involved with everything, and you have to believe what you find out, and test, and finally prove! None of this nonsense about not believing in fossils because God was just playing around in order to confuse us. If you ignore the evidence of your (dare one say God-given) senses, if you define myth as reality, and if you claim divine revelation allows you to destroy any part of creation, you have committed absolute evil.
Do we have any way of knowing exactly what is intended for the universe to be or become? No, but given the age and complexity of the whole shebang, we can be fairly sure creation is important.
Strange Horizons interview (2008)

„The world stopped. She was somewhere else, learning things she had no names for.“

—  Sheri S. Tepper

Origine: The Visitor (2002), Ch. 40 : at ogre's gap
Contesto: The world stopped. She was somewhere else, learning things she had no names for. She was being instructed. Nell was in abeyance. The mind she shared was full of those treasures she had always sought, the workings of the universe, the reasons and intentions of the galaxies. Time passed forever.

„Long ago, the people of the world cried out for help. In the reaches of heaven their cry was heard, and a Visitor came in answer to it.“

—  Sheri S. Tepper

Guardian Camwar, in Ch. 4 : the cooper <!-- p. 41 -->
The Visitor (2002)
Contesto: Long ago, the people of the world cried out for help. In the reaches of heaven their cry was heard, and a Visitor came in answer to it. The Visitor began helping immediately, but secretly. Now the visitor intends to be known to the people of the world and the people of the world must deal with that knowledge.

„Each of you will find the fight that suites yourself and your being.“

—  Sheri S. Tepper

The Visitor (2002)
Contesto: You will divide the sheep from the goats and you will encourage the one and shepherd the other. You always had a leaning that way. Each of you will find the fight that suites yourself and your being. You will triumph, suffer, weep, rejoice, possibly die... If you die another will rise up in your name, if you don't die, you'll live an extremely long life. You are my angels, for whom an almost heaven waits... Your work will be long, however, long and hard before you can rest in it.

The small god in Ch. 44 : the visitor

„We must be able to find out what really is.“

—  Sheri S. Tepper

Guardian Camwar, in Ch. 4 : the cooper<!-- p. 42 -->
The Visitor (2002)
Contesto: We must be able to find out what really is.... It is not enough merely to tell stories about what exists. We must go out into the world again. The sign has come. Therefore, build ships!

„Any religion that says it knows the one and only truth is evil, because it limits knowledge. Any political body that says it owns the truth is evil. Same reason.“

—  Sheri S. Tepper

Strange Horizons interview (2008)
Contesto: The Inquisition, by defining and limiting knowledge, was evil. The Taliban, by defining truth and refusing girls an education, is evil. Any religion that says it knows the one and only truth is evil, because it limits knowledge. Any political body that says it owns the truth is evil. Same reason.
Any repressive regime that seeks to control exploration and experimentation is evil. Same reason. Any regime that defines truth as a set of beliefs and occurrences that cannot be questioned, that can neither be demonstrated nor proven is not only evil but ridiculous. This includes all mythologies, miracles, etc. because, if creation happened for a reason, if it was done by God, you'd better believe every part of it, including intelligence, was done for a reason ascertainable, eventually, by intelligence. We would not follow and adore a ruler who lied and tortured. Why would we worship a God who did either? God doesn't lie and he/she/it doesn't fool around!
Shutting down inquiry is evil. Causing pain purposefully for no reason is evil. Enjoying causing pain by shutting down inquiry is an absolute evil.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

Autori simili

Toni Morrison photo
Toni Morrison27
scrittrice statunitense
Oriana Fallaci photo
Oriana Fallaci152
scrittrice italiana
Anaïs Nin photo
Anaïs Nin42
scrittrice statunitense
Marina Ivanovna Cvetaeva photo
Marina Ivanovna Cvetaeva5
poetessa e scrittrice russa
Helen Rowland photo
Helen Rowland14
umorista, giornalista
Grazia Deledda photo
Grazia Deledda18
scrittrice italiana
Helen Keller photo
Helen Keller58
scrittrice, attivista e insegnante statunitense
Etty Hillesum photo
Etty Hillesum84
scrittrice olandese
Doris Lessing photo
Doris Lessing14
scrittrice inglese
Agatha Christie photo
Agatha Christie50
scrittrice britannica
Anniversari di oggi
Thomas Mann photo
Thomas Mann93
scrittore e saggista tedesco 1875 - 1955
Pierre Corneille photo
Pierre Corneille15
drammaturgo e scrittore francese 1606 - 1684
Carl Gustav Jung photo
Carl Gustav Jung126
psichiatra, psicoanalista e antropologo svizzero 1875 - 1961
Robert Kennedy photo
Robert Kennedy14
politico statunitense 1925 - 1968
Altri 91 anniversari oggi
Autori simili
Toni Morrison photo
Toni Morrison27
scrittrice statunitense
Oriana Fallaci photo
Oriana Fallaci152
scrittrice italiana
Anaïs Nin photo
Anaïs Nin42
scrittrice statunitense
Marina Ivanovna Cvetaeva photo
Marina Ivanovna Cvetaeva5
poetessa e scrittrice russa
Helen Rowland photo
Helen Rowland14
umorista, giornalista
x