Quotes from “Neuromancer” by William Gibson

“People,” Deane said, around a ginger bonbon. “What sort of people? Friends?”
Case nodded.
“Not always that easy to know who your friends are, is it?”
In an age of affordable beauty, there was something heraldic about his lack of it.
The cobra’s bronze pyramid began to bob gently, the spring-steel shaft amplifying his pulse
He'd made the classic mistake, the one he'd sworn he'd never make. He stole from his employers.
“Our profile says you’re trying to con the street into killing you when you’re not looking.”
Towns like this are for people who like the way down.
You’re enjoying this, he thought; you’re crazy.
Night City was like a deranged experiment in social Darwinism, designed by a bored researcher who kept one thumb permanently on the fast-forward button.
Ninsei wore him down until the street itself came to seem the externalization of some death wish, some secret poison he hadn’t known he carried.
In the bars he’d frequented as a cowboy hotshot, the elite stance involved a certain relaxed contempt for the flesh. The body was meat. Case fell into the prison of his own flesh.
The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.
He’d expected to die, then, but they only smiled.
The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.
‘Technically nonlethal,’ said Ratz.

Теоретически несмертельно

‘And you wander back and forth in this portable bombshelter built of booze and ups, sure. Proof against the grosser emotions, yes?’
In an age of affordable beauty, there was something heraldic about his lack of it.
‘It’s like my body’s developed this massive drug deficiency.’

Алкогольно-наркотическая недостаточность

The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.

Мертвый/пустой

“Wonderful,” the Flatline said, “I never did like to do anything simple when I could do it ass-backwards.”
“But how would you cry, if someone made you cry?” “I spit,” she said. “The ducts are routed back into my mouth.”
“Then you’ve already learned an important lesson, for one so young.”
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