Ready Player One Quotes
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Versions of Reality Quotes
[Halliday] was the videogame designer responsible for creating the OASIS, a massively multiplayer online game that had gradually evolved into the globally networked virtual reality most of humanity...
Anonymity was one of the major perks of the OASIS. (2.8)
My avatar had a slightly smaller nose than me, and he was taller. And thinner. And more muscular. And he didn't have any teenage acne. (2.5)
Everyone my age remembers where they were and what they were doing when they first heard about the contest. (0.1)
"[We] hit it off immediately, because we shared all of the same interests." (3.9)
I was still better off than most of the kids in Africa. [...] My life wasn't so bad. (1.38)
Normally the newsfeeds didn't interrupt everyone's interactive sitcoms and soap operas unless something really major happened. (0.3)
Now you have to live the rest of your life knowing you're going to die someday and disappear forever. (1.31)
The Home Quotes
Playing old videogames never failed to clear my mind and set me at ease. [...] There, inside the game's two-dimensional universe, life was simple. (1.7)
Dreams, Hopes, and Plans Quotes
A new subculture was born, composed of the millions of people who now devoted every free moment of their lives to searching for Halliday's egg. (0.40)