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“I want to stop becoming something & start being something.”
Reece Hirsch, The Insider
“She had not understood what he said, but she took him in with a glance that made Will feel like he had just had one of those full-body MRI scans, the kind that find more things wrong with you than you ever could have imagined.”
Reece Hirsch, The Insider
“During the years of struggling to make partner, he had sometimes entertained the comical notion that making partner would imbue him with new powers, like a budding superhero who had been bitten by a radioactive spider. It appeared that any superpowers he had gained did not include the ability to pick up women in bars.”
Reece Hirsch, The Insider
“Depression was like a dark room, a black nowhere. Having a drink was like lighting a match—its flicker helped but only briefly. She knew that you couldn’t live your life madly burning through matchbooks—you had to somehow let your eyes adjust and learn to see clearly with the little bit of light that was available to you.”
Reece Hirsch, Black Nowhere
“It’s … clear that we’re not as prepared as we should be, as a government or as a country… . Just as we failed in the past to invest in our physical infrastructure—our roads, our bridges, and rails—we’ve failed to invest in the security of our digital infrastructure… . We saw this in the disorganized response to [computer virus] Conficker. This status quo is no longer acceptable—not when there’s so much at stake. —President Barack Obama”
Reece Hirsch, The Adversary
“At the root of this new feeling was the realization that he was going to die--but not today. I'm going to die. When you first grasp that concept as a child, it seems like a revelation that is both monumental and entirely irrelevant, like the fact that there are millions of stars like our sun scattered through the universe. As you move through your life, you say the words to yourself with varying degrees of conviction. When a car runs a red light and misses you by inches in an intersection, you say it and you mean it for a moment.”
Reece Hirsch, The Adversary
tags: death, life
“Dave Silver was often preceded by the word “visionary” but, in fact, what made people like him compelling was their ability to be willfully blind to everything but their own view of the world.”
Reece Hirsch, The Adversary
“When the depression swelled, it seemed to leach all of the color out of the world. She felt as if she were on a planet of her own, laboring in a heavy gravitational field that affected only her, barely able to move, barely able to speak, as the world careened heedlessly, stupidly past at full throttle.”
Reece Hirsch, Black Nowhere
“the human mind there was at least as much darkness as there was light, and that fact might as well be embraced. To do otherwise, Tao believed, was to willfully misunderstand those around you. Tao”
Reece Hirsch, Intrusion
“represented a kind of perverted life-force that propagated until growth became just another form of destruction. Computer viruses and cancers were about a failure to follow norms.”
Reece Hirsch, The Adversary
“The government’s “war on drugs” is an abject failure because it supposes that the state can control human behavior—and has the right to do so.”
Reece Hirsch, Black Nowhere
“She wasn’t kidding herself; there was no cure for what she had. But there was the work, and her colleagues, and that helped too.”
Reece Hirsch, Black Nowhere
“I think if my books have a theme, it’s that statement that you find stenciled on rear-view mirrors – “Objects Are Closer Than They Appear.” Technology has connected people in so many positive ways, but there’s a dark side to it, too. As our lives become more and more dependent on the Internet and smart phones, technology brings a lot of bad things right to our doorstep, from hackers and cybercriminals to government surveillance. I think it’s a very modern sort of fear that, wherever you go, if you’re connected, bad people have the ability to reach out and touch you – and not in a good way.”
Reece Hirsch


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