anghara (anghara) wrote,

Glorious quote

Found this quoted on Patrick Nielsen Hayden's blog, and I love it - I love it so much I think it needs further dissemination (assuming there's anyone out there who'll read this and who hasn't ALREADY seen Patrick Nielsen Hayden's blog):

“You know as well as I do we all go around in disguise. The halo stuffed in the pocket, the cloven hoof awkward in the shoe, the X-ray eye blinking behind thick lenses, the two midgets dressed as one tall man, the giant stooping in a pinstripe, the pirate in a housewife’s smock, the wings shoved into sleeveholes, the wild, racing, wandering, raping, burning, loving pulses of humanity decorously disguised as a roomful of human beings. I know goddamn well what’s out there, under all those masks. Beauty and Power and Terror and Love.”—James Tiptree, Jr.

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