We are not interested in Space. Space holds no appeal to us whatsoever. Humanity has spent hundreds of years trying to find faster ways to get through Space precisely because we hate it so much. Space has no food, no booze, no women, none of the things that make life tolerable. The only reason I put up with Space at all is because I need somewhere to put my stuff.

Robert Kroese, Starship Grifters [Amazon, Bookshop, Local Library]

Hermetic quote Kroese Starship Grifters not interested space holds no appeal humanity hate food booze women life tolerable somewhere to put my stuff