Despite what the locals may think, there is nothing intrinsically illogical or impossible about having a genuine, functioning Utopia, or removing badness without removing goodness, or pain without pleasure, or suffering without excitement... but on the other hand there is nothing to say that you can always fix things up just the way you want them without running up against the occasional problem.
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submitted by SylphofLight, March 16, 2014
The State of Beauty - short story from the 1991 short story collection by Iain M. Banks of the same name.
This quote was added April 13, 2010.