Iain Banks Quotes & Sayings

32 most famous Iain Banks quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was a Scottish writer who passed away on 9 June, 2013.

Iain Banks Quotes
“Torture is such a slippery slope; as soon as you allow a society or any legal system to do that, almost instantly you get a situation where people are being tortured for very trivial reasons.”
Iain Banks Quotes
“My point has always been that, ever since the Industrial Revolution, science fiction has been the most important genre there is.”
Iain Banks Quotes
“By the usual reckoning, the worst books make the best films.”
Iain Banks Quotes
“Smell is a very animal thing, almost reptilian, where the more cerebral things like reading less so.”
“I think a lot of people are frightened of technology and frightened of change, and the way to deal with something you're frightened of is to make fun of it. That's why science fiction fans are dismissed as geeks and nerds.”
Iain Banks Quotes
“I remember being shocked when I discovered some of my school pals didn't have books in their homes. I thought it was like not having oxygen, or hot water.”
“I've always loved Scotland, and I'm not a huge fan of big cities, to be honest. I like them to dip into for a bit, but I'm not sure I would want to live in one again.”
Iain Banks Quotes
“I still find it hard to understand that anyone could argue that you can't have machines that exhibit consciousness.”
Iain Banks Quotes
“I just come up with the stories and write them as well as I can. There's not really a great deal of strokey-beard thinking going on.”
Iain Banks Quotes
“I'm an only child so am happy with my own company and I don't really get lonely.”

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