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What is new is the multiplying reach and volume of the Internet, concentrating the toxicity of destructive emotions and circulating them in the political bloodstream with unparalleled velocity.

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I think socializing on the Internet is to socializing what reality TV is to reality.
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Reality TV
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The Internet, in general, I find troubling. The anonymity has made us all meaner and dumber. This thing that was supposed to bring us closer together, I see it doing the opposite.
Anonymity
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Closer
Doing
Dumber
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General
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Meaner
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Supposed
I am all for everyone having a voice; I just don't think everyone has earned the microphone. And that's what the Internet has done.
Am
Done
Earned
Everyone
Having
I Am
Internet
Just
Microphone
Think
Voice
The Internet is part of this ongoing, species-long project we've been working on since we climbed down out of the trees in the savanna. We've been working on it without really knowing it.
Been
Climbed
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I think the large part of the function of the Internet is it is archival. It's unreliable to the extent that word on the street is unreliable. It's no more unreliable than that. You can find the truth on the street if you work at it. I don't think of the Internet or the virtual as being inherently inferior to the so-called real.
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Large part
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So-called
The thing that 'Neuromancer' predicts as being actually like the Internet isn't actually like the Internet at all!
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Being
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Thing
I'd always maintained that much of the anarchy and craziness of the early Internet had a lot to do with the fact that governments just hadn't realised it was there.
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Anarchy
Craziness
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Governments
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Lot
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Realised
But I'm acutely aware that the possibility of fraud is even more prevalent in today's world because of the Internet and cell phones and the opportunity for instant communication with strangers.
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Cell phones
Communication
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Fraud
Instant
Internet
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Phones
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Strangers
When I get back from this book tour, I'm planning to learn the internet. Maybe I can hook up in cyberspace.
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Book tour
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Hook
I can
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Learn
Maybe
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Tour
Up
It always seemed to me ironic that the McCain campaign kept referring sneeringly to Obama's meager resume - 'a mere community organizer!' - before he entered electoral politics. It was Obama's experience as a community organizer that proved such a killer app when he applied that skill to the Internet.
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App
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Community
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Kept
Killer
We judge on the basis of what somebody looks like, skin color, whether we think they're beautiful or not. That space on the Internet allows you to converse with somebody with none of those things involved.
Basis
Beautiful
Color
Converse
Internet
Involved
Judge
Like
Looks
None
Skin
Skin color
Somebody
Space
That's mostly what the Internet is, just passing the time. But unfortunately you are dealing with words that can have meaning.
Dealing
Internet
Just
Meaning
Mostly
Passing
Time
Unfortunately
Words
You
Once you have speech, you don't have to wait for natural selection! If you want more strength, you build a stealth bomber; if you don't like bacteria, you invent penicillin; if you want to communicate faster, you invent the Internet. Once speech evolved, all of human life changed.
Bacteria
Bomber
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Communicate
Evolved
Faster
Human
Human life
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Invent
Life
Like
More
I don't ever go on the Internet. I don't even know how it works.
Even
Ever
Go
How
Internet
Know
Works
Now, many public libraries want to lend e-books, not simply to patrons who come in to download, but to anybody with a reading device, a library card and an Internet connection. In this new reality, the only incentive to buy, rather than borrow, an e-book is the fact that the lent copy vanishes after a couple of weeks.
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Borrow
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Card
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Connection
Copy
Couple
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Download
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Incentive
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I'm not up on the Internet, but I hear that is a democratic possibility. People can connect with each other. I think people are ready for something, but there is no leadership to offer it to them. People are ready to say, 'Yes, we are part of a world.'
Connect
Democratic
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Hear
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People
Possibility
Ready
Say
I think people respond to dystopian stories because they're ways of acting out anxieties that we have and fears that we have about the future. So much media's coming at you over the Internet, your brain gets overloaded. You don't know what to do with it. And one thing you can do with it is read a story.
About
Acting
Anxieties
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Brain
Coming
Dystopian
Fears
Future
Gets
I think
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Media
You don't have to turn on the TV set. You don't have to work on the Internet. It's up to you.
Internet
Set
Turn
Turn-on
Tv
Tv set
Up
Work
You
The Internet is a big distraction.
Big
Distraction
Internet
I find it amusing that I'm on the Internet now, because I've criticized it, but mainly I've criticized it on the basis of, 'What are you going to do with it?'
Amusing
Basis
Because
Criticized
Find
Going
Internet
Mainly
Now
You
An Internet meme is a hijacking of the original idea. Instead of mutating by random change and spreading by a form of Darwinian selection, Internet memes are altered deliberately by human creativity. There is no attempt at accuracy of copying, as with genes - and as with memes in their original version.
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In the original introduction to the word meme in the last chapter of 'The Selfish Gene,' I did actually use the metaphor of a 'virus.' So when anybody talks about something going viral on the Internet, that is exactly what a meme is, and it looks as though the word has been appropriated for a subset of that.
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I'm afraid the Internet is filled with people using really very intemperate language.
Afraid
Filled
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Language
People
Really
Using
Very
There are enormous dangers in thinking that the world online is the world as it exists, that what you get from your one stroke on the Internet is all there is to know.
Dangers
Enormous
Exists
Get
Internet
Know
Online
Stroke
Thinking
World
You
Your
One of the reasons why I think people have gone from reading mainstream newspapers to the Internet is because they realize they're being lied to.
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Lied
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Newspapers
People
Reading
Realize
Reasons
Think
We tend to forget that in those days before the Internet and HBO and Imax and 3-D cinema, opera was the thing. Opera and theatre. If you were a man of the world and you mingled among the happy few, you would be at the opera.
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Cinema
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Few
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Happy
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Internet
Man
Opera
Tend
Theatre
Thing
I've written a number of books that have to do with the evolution of humans, human intelligence, human emotions.
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Human Emotions
Human Intelligence
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Written
The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual - when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions - it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.
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Intellectual
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Life And Death
Literature
In the books I have written, I have created in my mind a universe. My kids say I have a village in my head and I live in that village, and it's true. When I start writing a book, characters from previous books reappear. All my emotions, my mind, my heart, my dreams, everything becomes connected with a new book, and nothing else really matters.
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Books
Characters
Connected
Created
Dreams
Else
Emotions
Everything
Head
Heart
Kids
Live
I'm aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic.
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Coincidences
Dreams
Emotions
I Write
Magic
Mystery
Nature
Power
Us
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Every life of a character is within a context. If I write detached from a social and political background, my story looks like a soap opera where everybody is indoors, not working and living off their emotions.
Background
Character
Context
Detached
Emotions
Every
Everybody
I Write
Indoors
Life
Like
Living
Looks
Off
When I was a child, I did always feel that people were hiding things, and that they weren't expressing their true feelings. When adults are too complicated, and cover their emotions with layers of well-intentioned subterfuge, the child isn't seeing reality clearly enough and gets upset.
Adult
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Expressing
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Feelings
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Hiding
Well, I'd say all of us are a combination of moods and emotions. In my day to day life I don't go around skipping, but at times one can feel sheer exhilarating joy at the world.
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Combination
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Day-to-day
Emotions
Exhilarating
Feel
Go
Joy
Life
Moods
Say
Sheer
Times
The point of opera is that people are moved by the emotions and music.
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Opera
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Every work of art is the child of its age and, in many cases, the mother of our emotions. It follows that each period of culture produces an art of its own which can never be repeated.
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William Maxwell's my favorite North American writer, I think. And an Irish writer who used to write for 'The New Yorker' called Maeve Brennan, and Mary Lavin, another Irish writer. There were a lot of writers that I found in 'The New Yorker' in the Fifties who wrote about the same type of material I did - about emotions and places.
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New
I was putting on a stiff upper lip and trying to fulfill the obligations I thought were demanded of me, taking over my father's role of taking care of my mother... and having to be the recipient of her confessions and emotions but of a delusional nature.
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Mother
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Obligations
I write because I know that one day I will die, and thus I should experience as many deliberate observations, careful thoughts, wild ideas, and deep emotions as I can before that day occurs.
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Before
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Day
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Deliberate
Die
Emotions
Experience
I can
I write
Ideas
Know
Many
Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them.
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Feel
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Good manners
Make
Manners
Merely
Much
Must
Ring
Them
True
I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.
About
Beautiful
Because
Complete
Emotion
Emotions
I can
Later
Never
Note
Only
Past
Present
Thus
If you want to have a life that is worth living, a life that expresses your deepest feelings and emotions and cares and dreams, you have to fight for it.
Cares
Deepest
Dreams
Emotions
Expresses
Feelings
Fight
Life
Living
Want
Worth
Worth living
You
Your
I once witnessed more ardent emotions between men at an Elks' Rally in Pasadena than they could ever have felt for the type of woman available to an Elk.
Ardent
Available
Between
Could
Emotions
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Felt
Men
More
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Rally
Than
Witnessed
Woman
One may not regard the world as a sort of metaphysical brothel for emotions.
Brothel
Emotions
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Metaphysical
Regard
Sort
World
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Affair
Discover
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End
Flames
Illusion
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Love
Love affair
Love is
Marriage
Most
In the glory which overhangs Palestine afar off, we imagine emotions which never come, when we tread the soil and walk over the hallowed sites.
Afar
Come
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Glory
Hallowed
Imagine
Never
Off
Over
Palestine
Sites
Soil
Tread
Walk
I cannot assume emotions I do not feel, and must describe Jerusalem as I found it. Since being here, I have read the accounts of several travellers, and in many cases the devotional rhapsodies - the ecstacies of awe and reverence - in which they indulge, strike me as forced and affected.
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Emotions
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Found
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You can't but know that if you can capture the emotions of the audience as well as their minds, the play will work better, because it's a narrative art form.
Art
Art form
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Better
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Emotions
Form
Know
Minds
Narrative
Play
Well
Will
I once did a radio program with a famous materialist, that is to say a scientist who believed that absolutely everything was physical and that all emotions were reductive to little electrical impulses in your neurons. And I found that I didn't believe that. But what the emotions really are, I don't have an alternative theory.
Absolutely
Absolutely everything
Alternative
Believe
Believed
Did
Electrical
Emotions
Everything
Found
Impulses
Little
Materialist
Neurons
You can make poems out of anger as well as tenderness. You can make poetry out of anything. It can be the ugliest of emotions. It doesn't have to be sweetness and light.
Anger
Anything
Emotions
Light
Make
Out
Poems
Poetry
Sweetness
Tenderness
Ugliest
Well
You
The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts.
Degree
Emotions
Facts
Knowledge
Varies