Namaste friends. This post is a collection of quotes from the book - Artemis by Andy Weir. Artemis is an irresistible new near-future thriller - a heist story set on the moon.

Quotes

A city can’t just be rich tourists and eccentric billionaires. It needs working-class people too. You don’t expect J. Worthalot Richbastard III to clean his own toilet, do you?

Coffee’s just a bad kind of tea. Black tea is the only hot drink worth having.

Sex is totally different in one-sixth G. It’s great for couples who’ve been married a long time. They get to rediscover sex together - it’s like new.

People will trust a reliable criminal more readily than a shady businessman.

I’m a businessman. My whole job is exploiting underutilized resources. And you are a massively underutilized resource.

No idiot-proofing can overcome a determined idiot.

I wish everyone was like her. No chitchat, no bullshit, no pretense of friendship. Just goods and services exchanged for money. The perfect business partner.

Nothing like a language barrier to make people leave you alone.

I averted my eyes. Yet another person I knew. Goddamn, it’s annoying to commit crimes in a small town.

It’s important to vary your profanities. If you use the same one too often it loses strength.

That’s the thing about crying yourself to sleep. When you wake up, the problems are still there.

Travel’s a bitch. Even when it’s a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. You leak money like a sieve. You’re jet-lagged. You’re exhausted all the time. You’re homesick even though you’re on vacation.

The thing that sucks about life-or-death situations is how boring they can be.

Every city needs an underbelly. It’s best to let the petty criminals do their thing and focus on bigger issues.

That’s the thing about secrets. You can sell them over and over again.

Building a civilization is ugly. But the alternative is no civilization at all.

I never went easy on you, because the world certainly wouldn’t go easy on you, and I wanted you to be prepared.

If you want to make babies, somebody’s got to get fucked.