"I do have two data identities. I have my name, Bruce Sterling, which is my public name under which I write novels. I also have my other name, which is my legal name under which I own property and vote."
"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."Bruce Sterling on Steven Wright
"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."Bruce Sterling on Calvin Coolidge
"A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman."Bruce Sterling on Robert Frost
"Make crime pay. Become a lawyer."Bruce Sterling on Will Rogers
"Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens."Bruce Sterling on Plato
"My idea of an amusement park story is getting adventurers to go tour environmental disaster areas. After all, if the entire Great Barrier Reef gets killed, which seems like an extremely lively possibility, what are you going to do with all that rotting limestone?"
"War as Napoleon knew it just not possible any more. However, we're very unlikely to accept or recognize 'world peace' even when we get it."
"I used to think that cyberspace was fifty years away. What I thought was fifty years away, was only ten years away. And what I thought was ten years away... it was already here. I just wasn't aware of it yet."