Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Undercover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko...
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“This is the shape of our world, she thinks. Tit for tat until we're all dead and cheshires lap at our blood.”Kanya
“The ecosystem unravelled when man first went a-seafaring. When we first lit fires on the broad savannas of Africa. We have only accelerated the phenomenon. The food web you talk about is nostalgia, nothing more. Nature.” He makes a disgusted face. “We are nature. Our every tinkering is nature, our every biological striving. We are what we are, and the world is ours. We are its gods. Your only difficulty is your unwillingness to unleash your potential fully upon it.”Highlighted by 56 Kindle customers
she does not know how little anyone cares to separate wheat from chaff, when all anyone wants to do is burn a field.Highlighted by 55 Kindle customers
A sudden eruption, and the surprise of realizing that the world he understands is not the one he actually inhabits.Highlighted by 49 Kindle customers
Nothing is permanent. This is the central teaching of the Buddha. Not a career, not an institution, not a wife, not a tree... All is change; change is the only truth.Highlighted by 47 Kindle customers
“Food should come from the place of its origin, and stay there. It shouldn’t spend its time crisscrossing the globe for the sake of profit. We went down that path once, and it brought us to ruin.”Highlighted by 37 Kindle customers
“Everyone dies.” The doctor waves a dismissal. “But you die now because you cling to the past. We should all be windups by now. It’s easier to build a person impervious to blister rust than to protect an earlier version of the human creature. A generation from now, we could be well-suited for our new environment. Your children could be the beneficiaries. Yet you people refuse to adapt. You cling to some idea of a humanity that evolved in concert with your environment over millennia, and which you now, perversely, refuse to remain in lockstep with.Highlighted by 34 Kindle customers
We are all nothing but walking corpses and to forget it is folly. Meditate on the nature of corpses and you will see this.Highlighted by 31 Kindle customers
Raleigh laughs softly. “Sex and hypocrisy. They go together like coffee and cream.”Highlighted by 24 Kindle customers
All things are transient. Buddha says it is so, and Hock Seng, who didn’t believe in or care about karma or the truths of the dharma when he was young, has come in his old age to understand his grandmother’s religion and its painful truths. Suffering is his lot. Attachment is the source of his suffering. And yet he cannot stop himself from saving and preparing and striving to preserve himself in this life which has turned out so poorly.Highlighted by 23 Kindle customers
“Laws are confusing documents. They get in the way of justice.” “Justice is always lost where Trade is concerned.”Highlighted by 18 Kindle customers
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