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Lois McMaster Bujold
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I am an atheist, myself. A simple faith, but a great comfort to me, in these last days.
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Lois McMaster Bujold
Guard your honor. Let your reputation fall where it will. And outlive the bastards.
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Lois McMaster Bujold, "A Civil Campaign", 1999
Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.
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Lois McMaster Bujold, "A Civil Campaign", 1999
Any community's arm of force - military, police, security - needs people in it who can do necessary evil, and yet not be made evil by it. To do only the necessary and no more. To constantly question the assumptions, to stop the slide into atrocity.
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Lois McMaster Bujold, "Barrayar", 1991
But pain... seems to me an insufficient reason not to embrace life. Being dead is quite painless. Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain?
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Lois McMaster Bujold, "Barrayar", 1991
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
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Lois McMaster Bujold, "Barrayar", 1991
Experience suggests it doesn't matter so much how you got here, as what you do after you arrive.
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Lois McMaster Bujold, "Barrayar", 1991
Good soldiers never pass up a chance to eat or sleep. They never know how much they'll be called on to do before the next chance.
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Lois McMaster Bujold, "Barrayar", 1991
My home is not a place, it is people.
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Lois McMaster Bujold, "Barrayar", 1991
Our children change us... whether they live or not.
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Lois McMaster Bujold, "Barrayar", 1991
Suicidal glory is the luxury of the irresponsible. We're not giving up. We're waiting for a better opportunity to win.
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Lois McMaster Bujold, "Barrayar", 1991
If you want to catch something, running after it isn't always the best way.
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Lois McMaster Bujold, "Borders of Infinity", 1989
The will to be stupid is a very powerful force, but there are always alternatives.
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Lois McMaster Bujold, "Brothers in Arms"
His mother had often said, When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. She had emphasized the corollary of this axiom even more vehemently: when you desired a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.
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Lois McMaster Bujold, "Memory", 1996
How could you be a Great Man if history brought you no Great Events, or brought you to them at the wrong time, too young, too old?
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Lois McMaster Bujold, "Memory", 1996
I am who I choose to be. I always have been what I chose…though not always what I pleased.
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Lois McMaster Bujold, "Memory", 1996
If you can't do what you want, do what you can.
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Lois McMaster Bujold, "Memory", 1996
It was never what I wanted to buy that held my heart's hope. It was what I wanted to be.
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Lois McMaster Bujold, "Memory", 1996
Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize. The one thing you can't trade for your heart's desire is your heart.
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Lois McMaster Bujold, "Memory", 1996
You try to give away what you want yourself.
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Lois McMaster Bujold, "Memory", 1996
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