Lois McMaster Bujold

American speculative fiction writer

Lived from: 1949-

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.
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    A good friend of my son's is a son to me.
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    A weapon is a device for making your enemy change his mind.
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    An honor is not diminished for being shared.
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    Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
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    Experience suggests it doesn't matter so much how you got here, as what you do after you arrive.
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    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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    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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    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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    I am who I choose to be. I always have been what I chose…though not always what I pleased.
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    I don't confuse greatness with perfection. To be great anyhow is…the higher achievement.
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    I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
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    If the truth doesn't save us, what does that say about us?
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    If you make it plain you like people, it's hard for them to resist liking you back.
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    If you want to catch something, running after it isn't always the best way.
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