Hello friends. This post is a collection of quotes from the book - Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline. Ready Player Two is the sequel to the beloved worldwide best seller Ready Player One, the near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film.
Take all the time you need to decide. And don't let anyone rush you. Once Pandora's box has been opened, there's no closing it again. So ... choose wisely.
Life is like an extremely difficult, horribly unbalanced videogame. When you're born, you're given a randomly generated character, with a randomly determined name, race, face, and social class. Your body is your avatar, and you spawn in a random geographic location, at a random moment in human history, surrounded by a random group of people, and then you have to try to survive for as long as you can.
You can't know if you're in love with someone if you've never actually touched them.
Human beings were never meant to participate in a worldwide social network comprised of billions of people. We were designed by evolution to be hunter-gatherers, with the mental capacity to interact and socialize with the other members of our tribe - a tribe made up of a few hundred other people at most. Interacting with thousands or even millions of other people on a daily basis was way too much for our ape-descended melons to handle. That was why social media had been gradually driving the entire population of the world insane since it emerged back around the turn of the century.
You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
Some people define themselves by railing against all of the things they hate, while explaining why everyone else should hate it too. But not me. I prefer to lead with my love - to define myself through joyous yawps of admiration, instead of cynical declarations of disdain.
Passion was passion and love was love, regardless of who the participants involved were, or what sort of body they were assigned at birth.
I am the world's first artificial intelligence. A thinking being, of no woman born.
Don't you kids ever get tired of picking through the wreckage of a past generation's nostalgia? I mean, look around. The entire OASIS is like one giant graveyard, haunted by the undead pop-culture icons of a bygone era. A crazy old man's shrine to a bunch of pointless crap.
Life continues to be full of surprises - right up until the bitter end.
We might be part of the last generation ever to know the sting of human mortality. From this moment forth, death would have no more dominion. We were witnessing the dawn of the posthuman era. The Singularity by way of simulacra and simulation. One final gift to human civilization from the troubled-but-brilliant mind of James Donovan Halliday. He had delivered all of us unto this digital paradise, but his own tragic flaws had prevented him from passing through its gates himself.
Sometimes, when you think you've finally reached the end of the game, suddenly you find yourself standing at the start of a whole new level. A level that you've never seen before. And the only thing you can do is keep right on playing. Because the game that is your life still isn't over yet. And there's no telling how far you might be able to get, what you might discover, or who you might meet when you get there.