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Jo Walton quotes: You can't trust everything that ass Plato wrote, Sokrates said. You can't trust everything that ass Plato wrote, Sokrates said.
Jo Walton quotes: May her memory be a blessing. May her memory be a blessing.
Jo Walton quotes: There is no perfection in human things, only in the world of Forms. There is no perfection in human things, only in the world of Forms.
Jo Walton quotes: What's real within the story is real within the story What's real within the story is real within the story
Jo Walton quotes: I wish magic was more dramatic I wish magic was more dramatic
Jo Walton quotes: I hate it when people imply that people only read because they have nothing better to do. I hate it when people imply that people only read because they have nothing better to do.
Jo Walton quotes: I knew what death meant now. It was conversations cut off. I knew what death meant now. It was conversations cut off.
Jo Walton quotes: Left to themselves, people remake their origin stories every few generations to suit present circumstances. Left to themselves, people remake their origin stories every few generations to suit present circumstances.
Jo Walton quotes: I'll belong to libraries wherever I go. Maybe eventually I'll belong to libraries on other planets. I'll belong to libraries wherever I go. Maybe eventually I'll belong to libraries on other planets.
Jo Walton quotes: Marx is like Plato, he has dreams that can't come true as long as people are people. Marx is like Plato, he has dreams that can't come true as long as people are people.
Jo Walton quotes: That everyone is of equal significance and that the differences between individuals are more important than the differences between broad classes? That everyone is of equal significance and that the differences between individuals are more important than the differences between broad classes?
Jo Walton quotes: Trees are what paper was, and wants to be. Trees are what paper was, and wants to be.
Jo Walton quotes: In the end, I sold my soul." he had said, and Abby had replied "That wasn't the end. In the end, I sold my soul." he had said, and Abby had replied "That wasn't the end.
Jo Walton quotes: And there's no sex, hardly any love stuff at all, in Middle Earth, which always made me think, yes, the world would be better off without it. And there's no sex, hardly any love stuff at all, in Middle Earth, which always made me think, yes, the world would be better off without it.
Jo Walton quotes: 1 tatty old man in jeans - what was he thinking? Jeans are for young people. 1 tatty old man in jeans - what was he thinking? Jeans are for young people.
Jo Walton quotes: You don't want anything from them except for them to exist and you to see them sometimes and talk to them, and maybe for them to like you back. You don't want anything from them except for them to exist and you to see them sometimes and talk to them, and maybe for them to like you back.
Jo Walton quotes: Welsh mutates initial consonants. Actually all languages do, but most of them take centuries, while Welsh does it while your mouth is still open. Welsh mutates initial consonants. Actually all languages do, but most of them take centuries, while Welsh does it while your mouth is still open.
Jo Walton quotes: Interlibrary loans are a wonder of the world and a glory of civilization. Interlibrary loans are a wonder of the world and a glory of civilization.
Jo Walton quotes: It's amazing how large the things are that it's possible to overlook. It's amazing how large the things are that it's possible to overlook.
Jo Walton quotes: Telephone conversations are so inadequate, so lacking in expression and gesture and everything. Telephone conversations are so inadequate, so lacking in expression and gesture and everything.
Jo Walton quotes: There are some awful things in the world, it's true, but there are also some great books. There are some awful things in the world, it's true, but there are also some great books.
Jo Walton quotes: You don't get a lot of chance to talk to people about things that matter to you, do you? she asked. You don't get a lot of chance to talk to people about things that matter to you, do you? she asked.
Jo Walton quotes: Doing is doing. Does it mean that it doesn't matter if it's magic or not, anything you do has power and consequences and affects other people? Doing is doing.
Does it mean that it doesn't matter if it's magic or not, anything you do has power and consequences and affects other people?
Jo Walton quotes: I don't know what I think about Jesus, but I know what I think about Aslan. I don't know what I think about Jesus, but I know what I think about Aslan.
Jo Walton quotes: When I got to Aberdare, I got off and walked up the cwm to the ruins we call Osgiliath. When I got to Aberdare, I got off and walked up the cwm to the ruins we call Osgiliath.
Jo Walton quotes: A rose, with the motto Dum spiro spero, which actually I rather like - while I breathe I shall hope. A rose, with the motto Dum spiro spero, which actually I rather like - while I breathe I shall hope.
Jo Walton quotes: I do not miss my toys. I wouldn't play with them anyway. I am fifteen. I miss my childhood. I do not miss my toys. I wouldn't play with them anyway. I am fifteen. I miss my childhood.
Jo Walton quotes: Morally, magic is just indefensible. Morally, magic is just indefensible.
Jo Walton quotes: Let's pursue excellence together. Let's make art. Let's build the future. Let's be our best selves. Let's pursue excellence together. Let's make art. Let's build the future. Let's be our best selves.
Jo Walton quotes: I also pursue excellence, and Father told me that it can only ever be pursued, never caught - though I also pursue excellence, and Father told me that it can only ever be pursued, never caught - though
Jo Walton quotes: Human nature is against it. People just tend to behave in certain ways because they are people. And Human nature is against it. People just tend to behave in certain ways because they are people. And
Jo Walton quotes: Magic isn't inherently evil. But it does seem to be terribly bad for people. Magic isn't inherently evil. But it does seem to be terribly bad for people.
Jo Walton quotes: Things need to be worth doing for themselves, not just for practice for some future time. Things need to be worth doing for themselves, not just for practice for some future time.
Jo Walton quotes: There will always be some who see excellence and envy it instead of striving to emulate it. There will always be some who see excellence and envy it instead of striving to emulate it.
Jo Walton quotes: In reality, while we aim for excellence, we're always living on somebody's dunghill. In reality, while we aim for excellence, we're always living on somebody's dunghill.
Jo Walton quotes: But imagine how he'd feel if you said that to him. It's not considering him as a person but as part of a class of inferior things. But imagine how he'd feel if you said that to him. It's not considering him as a person but as part of a class of inferior things.
Jo Walton quotes: She turned into a tree. It was a Mystery. It must have been. Nothing else made sense, because I didn't understand it. She turned into a tree. It was a Mystery. It must have been. Nothing else made sense, because I didn't understand it.
Jo Walton quotes: I nearly fell asleep over Dickens in English. Mind you, he's snoozeworthy at the best of times. I nearly fell asleep over Dickens in English. Mind you, he's snoozeworthy at the best of times.
Jo Walton quotes: There is one law for rich and poor alike, which prevents them equally from stealing bread and sleeping under bridges. There is one law for rich and poor alike, which prevents them equally from stealing bread and sleeping under bridges.
Jo Walton quotes: Without heads, where might they keep their minds, if they have them?" Kebes put in. "In their livers, obviously," Sokrates said. Without heads, where might they keep their minds, if they have them?" Kebes put in. "In their livers, obviously," Sokrates said.
Jo Walton quotes: if there are books perhaps it won't be all that bad. if there are books perhaps it won't be all that bad.
Jo Walton quotes: Nothing mortal can last. At best it can leave legends that can bear fruit in later ages. Nothing mortal can last. At best it can leave legends that can bear fruit in later ages.
Jo Walton quotes: They hang people for murder, and while I didn't exactly like Mummy, she was my mother after all. Though do they hang Viscountesses? They hang people for murder, and while I didn't exactly like Mummy, she was my mother after all. Though do they hang Viscountesses?
Jo Walton quotes: Give me the good for which I do not know to ask, Give me the good for which I do not know to ask,
Jo Walton quotes: Books as objects are not what books are, it's not what's important about them Books as objects are not what books are, it's not what's important about them
Jo Walton quotes: All farms are much alike everywhere, and all wild places have their own beauty. All farms are much alike everywhere, and all wild places have their own beauty.
Jo Walton quotes: I'll take Heinlein over a headmistress any day. I'll take Heinlein over a headmistress any day.
Jo Walton quotes: This school is enough to make anyone a communist. This school is enough to make anyone a communist.
Jo Walton quotes: What made him imagine he could have a dialogue with them?" "He's Sokrates," I said. "He's like a two-year-old sticking pencils in his ear," she said. What made him imagine he could have a dialogue with them?" "He's Sokrates," I said. "He's like a two-year-old sticking pencils in his ear," she said.
Jo Walton quotes: eight books sounds (and feels!) like a lot, but it isn't as if they'll last me all week. eight books sounds (and feels!) like a lot, but it isn't as if they'll last me all week.
Jo Walton quotes: It's lovely when writers I like like each other. It's lovely when writers I like like each other.
Jo Walton quotes: I am small, but sometimes I am a small part of great things. I am small, but sometimes I am a small part of great things.
Jo Walton quotes: Aujourd'hui, rien.That's what Louis XVI wrote in his diary on the day of the storming of the Bastille. Aujourd'hui, rien.
That's what Louis XVI wrote in his diary on the day of the storming of the Bastille.
Jo Walton quotes: Fiction's nice. Fiction lets you select and simplify. Fiction's nice. Fiction lets you select and simplify.
Jo Walton quotes: I didn't laugh, but it was a near thing. It's hard when someone is just exactly like a parody. I didn't laugh, but it was a near thing. It's hard when someone is just exactly like a parody.
Jo Walton quotes: They want me to do something, and I'll do it, or I won't do it, and it'll work or not, and I'll survive or not. They want me to do something, and I'll do it, or I won't do it, and it'll work or not, and I'll survive or not.
Jo Walton quotes: I love you like stones fall downwards, like the sun rises. I love you like stones fall downwards, like the sun rises.
Jo Walton quotes: The next day we left for Rome. I had decided to make my books last and read only one book a week, but instead I gorged myself on them. The next day we left for Rome. I had decided to make my books last and read only one book a week, but instead I gorged myself on them.
Jo Walton quotes: There's something nice about out-and-out children's books with no sex and a happy ending - Ransome, Streatfeild, that kind of thing. There's something nice about out-and-out children's books with no sex and a happy ending - Ransome, Streatfeild, that kind of thing.
Jo Walton quotes: The Republic isn't as much fun as The Symposium. It's all long speeches, and nobody bursting in drunk to woo Socrates in the middle. The Republic isn't as much fun as The Symposium. It's all long speeches, and nobody bursting in drunk to woo Socrates in the middle.
Jo Walton quotes: It doesn't matter. I have books, new books, and I can bear anything as long as there are books. It doesn't matter. I have books, new books, and I can bear anything as long as there are books.
Jo Walton quotes: Everyone had their own internal life and their own soul, and they were entitled to make their own choices. Everyone had their own internal life and their own soul, and they were entitled to make their own choices.
Jo Walton quotes: I like her. She's restful. I like her. She's restful.
Jo Walton quotes: I would rather have Sign of the Unicorn than all the boys in the valleys. I would rather have Sign of the Unicorn than all the boys in the valleys.
Jo Walton quotes: If you love books enough, books will love you back. If you love books enough, books will love you back.