Quotation by William Gibson

He'd been numb a long time, years. All his nights down Ninsei, his nights with Linda, numb in bed and numb at the cold sweating center of every drug deal. But now he'd found this warm thing, this chip of murder. Meat, some part of him said. It's the meat talking, ignore it.
William Gibson (b. 1948), U.S. science fiction (cyberpunk) writer. Neuromancer, ch. 12, "Ace Science Fiction" (1984).

Describing Case, antihero of the story. "Meat" is cyberspeak for the body, the flesh.
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