Quotable Steam…

The reason steampunk attracts people is that it is premised on a technology which is visible and pleasing to the naked eye, and whose moving parts are comprehensible on a human scale ~ Nick Harkerway

As I have not done a quote post for a while, here a little quotable goodness wrapped up in gears, cogs, goggles and a healthy dose of steam power… And because speaking as a man who spent most of his formative years in black…


and Charles Stross, Ron Harris and a dozen others…

For those who perhaps need a little more in the way of an explanation…

Steampunk is… A nostalgia for what never was. ~ George Mann

…and while that may seem a little obtuse, let me suggest we consider what Albert might have said about steampunk…

If at first, an idea isn’t absurd, there is no hope for it. ~ Albert Einstien

Now I know what you’re thinking, that Einstien quote is a tad out of context, but really, think about it now, are you actually going to tell me Albert wasn’t an archetypal mad scientist in his day? Because god knows he always looked the part, stick a pair of goggles on him and a cogwheel or two and he would be more steampunk than a top hat…

But to move things along let’s just say…


Steampunk life is kind of like normal life, except there are airships ~ unattributed

A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity. ~ Robert Frost

I’ll never fit in. that’s one of my best qualities… ~ Terri Willingham

Be splendid and wear goggles ~ unattributed

And because if you’re going to put up a few steampunk quotes and you don’t include a little something from the mind of Gail Carriger you’re clearly mad…


So lets all vow by the parasol… and have a splendid day…

and look I never mentioned Hannibal Smyth once…



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