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Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: A true Vor, Miles told himself severely, does not bury his face in his liegewoman's breasts and cryeven if he is at a convenient height for it. A true Vor, Miles told himself severely, does not bury his face in his liegewoman's breasts and cry
even if he is at a convenient height for it.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: We just try to go from day to day. Surprising where you can end up, that way. We just try to go from day to day. Surprising where you can end up, that way.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: I wonder if we should add a box to tick off Reason for travel: creepy planetary conquest ... no, I suppose not. I wonder if we should add a box to tick off
Reason for travel: creepy planetary conquest ... no, I suppose not.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Koudelka puzzled over this attempted readjustment of his point of view, then let it bounce harmlessly off his impermeable habits of thought. Koudelka puzzled over this attempted readjustment of his point of view, then let it bounce harmlessly off his impermeable habits of thought.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Utterly bleak and black is not the sum of realism. All the other colors are real, too. Utterly bleak and black is not the sum of realism. All the other colors are real, too.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: I am an atheist, myself. A simple faith, but a great comfort to me, in these last days. I am an atheist, myself. A simple faith, but a great comfort to me, in these last days.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Do it for yourself. The universe will be around to collect its cut later. Do it for yourself. The universe will be around to collect its cut later.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Principles come and go, but ... human souls are immortal, and you should therefore throw in your lot with the greater part. Principles come and go, but ... human souls are immortal, and you should therefore throw in your lot with the greater part.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: He was beginning to wonder if he was trying to rescue the dragon. He was beginning to wonder if he was trying to rescue the dragon.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: My dinner party,' Miles grated. 'It's just breaking up.' And sinking. All souls feared lost. My dinner party,' Miles grated. 'It's just breaking up.' And sinking. All souls feared lost.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Change is possible.''Change is inevitable. Change is possible.'

'Change is inevitable.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Endure pain, find joy, and make your own meaning, because the universe certainly isn't going to supply it. Endure pain, find joy, and make your own meaning, because the universe certainly isn't going to supply it.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: The sort of fellow whose funeral's orations are all on the theme of Well, that's a relief. The sort of fellow whose funeral's orations are all on the theme of Well, that's a relief.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Lady Peace is the first hostage taken when economic discomfort rises. Lady Peace is the first hostage taken when economic discomfort rises.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: I had to discover and teach myself all kinds of tricks to get people to respond to the inside of me, and not the outside. I had to discover and teach myself all kinds of tricks to get people to respond to the inside of me, and not the outside.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: 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? 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?
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: For me, writing is more a process of discovering the book than planning it. For me, writing is more a process of discovering the book than planning it.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: When you give each other everything, it becomes an even trade. Each wins all. When you give each other everything, it becomes an even trade. Each wins all.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: And whose fault was it that the boy swallowed down lies, when no one would feed him the truth? And whose fault was it that the boy swallowed down lies, when no one would feed him the truth?
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: The world is made by the people who show up for the job. The world is made by the people who show up for the job.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: I have a catch-phrase to describe my plot-generation technique 'What's the worst possible thing I can do to these people?' I have a catch-phrase to describe my plot-generation technique
'What's the worst possible thing I can do to these people?'
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: I don't want power. I just object to idiots having power over me. I don't want power. I just object to idiots having power over me.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: One step at a time, I can walk around the world. Watch me. One step at a time, I can walk around the world. Watch me.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Women do desperately need models for power other than the maternal. Women do desperately need models for power other than the maternal.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: The Imperial Service could win a war without coffee, but would prefer not to have to. The Imperial Service could win a war without coffee, but would prefer not to have to.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: What do you most want for your birthday picnic, Admiral?" Taken by surprise, he answered honestly: "No casualties. What do you most want for your birthday picnic, Admiral?" Taken by surprise, he answered honestly: "No casualties.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: I do think, half of what we call madness is just some poor slob dealing with pain by a strategy that annoys the people around him. I do think, half of what we call madness is just some poor slob dealing with pain by a strategy that annoys the people around him.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Ignorance is not stupidity, but it might as well be. And I do not like feeling stupid. Ignorance is not stupidity, but it might as well be. And I do not like feeling stupid.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Forward momentum only worked as a strategy if one had correctly identified which way was forward. Forward momentum only worked as a strategy if one had correctly identified which way was forward.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: I'd storm heaven for you, if I knew where it was. I'd storm heaven for you, if I knew where it was.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them. The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Too late, he recalled Miles's dictum that the reward for a job well done was usually a harder job. Too late, he recalled Miles's dictum that the reward for a job well done was usually a harder job.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Poets speak of hope in ladies smiles, but give me a smirk any day, I say. Poets speak of hope in ladies smiles, but give me a smirk any day, I say.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Well, who wants to die in bed?" "You did, you always said. Of extreme old age, in bed, with somebody's wife." "Mine, by preference," Cazaril Well, who wants to die in bed?" "You did, you always said. Of extreme old age, in bed, with somebody's wife." "Mine, by preference," Cazaril
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: 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. 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.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: At some stage of development an officer had to stop following orders and start generating them. At some stage of development an officer had to stop following orders and start generating them.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: The fourth approved approach for the problem of frontally attacking a guarded wormhole was to shoot the officer who suggested it. The fourth approved approach for the problem of frontally attacking a guarded wormhole was to shoot the officer who suggested it.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Send a patroller to check," said Miles a little tightly. Remembering he was supposed to be a diplomat, he added, "If you please." Teris Send a patroller to check," said Miles a little tightly. Remembering he was supposed to be a diplomat, he added, "If you please." Teris
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Pen wanted to ask if becoming a sorcerer made a man more, or less, attractive as a husband, but he had an uneasy feeling that he could guess. Pen wanted to ask if becoming a sorcerer made a man more, or less, attractive as a husband, but he had an uneasy feeling that he could guess.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Well, it is a particular sin to permit grief for what is gone to poison the praise for what blessings remain to us. Well, it is a particular sin to permit grief for what is gone to poison the praise for what blessings remain to us.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: I have to find a boat. Somehow. I have to find a boat. Somehow.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: You have to be careful who you let define your good. You have to be careful who you let define your good.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: All the geniuses I ever met were so just part of the time. To qualify, you only have to be great once, you know. Once when it matters. All the geniuses I ever met were so just part of the time. To qualify, you only have to be great once, you know. Once when it matters.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: I began my writing career in a very isolated place and time. I began my writing career in a very isolated place and time.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: For a while, I thought I was going mad. At last, I became reconciled to my despair.The medications helped, too, I thought, sir. For a while, I thought I was going mad. At last, I became reconciled to my despair.
The medications helped, too, I thought, sir.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: The good face pain. But the great? They embrace it. The good face pain. But the great? They embrace it.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Were you BORN inhuman or did you grow so by degrees?! MS, MD, PHD? Were you BORN inhuman or did you grow so by degrees?! MS, MD, PHD?
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Events may be horrible or inescapable. Men have always a choice - if not whether, then how, they may endure. Events may be horrible or inescapable. Men have always a choice - if not whether, then how, they may endure.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: If power was an illusion, wasn't weakness necessarily one also? If power was an illusion, wasn't weakness necessarily one also?
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: If you can't be seven feet tall, be seven feet smart. If you can't be seven feet tall, be seven feet smart.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: How had he rehearsed this vitally-important, utterly-critical meeting, again? Mother, Father, let me introduce she's getting away! How had he rehearsed this vitally-important, utterly-critical meeting, again? Mother, Father, let me introduce
she's getting away!
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Truth is always War's first victim, the old saying went. Truth is always War's first victim, the old saying went.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: So the unknown breeds dragons in map margins, she reflected... So the unknown breeds dragons in map margins, she reflected...
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Growing up, I have discovered over time, is rather like housework: never finished. Growing up, I have discovered over time, is rather like housework: never finished.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: Egalitarians adjust to aristocracies just fine, as long as they get to be the aristocrats. Egalitarians adjust to aristocracies just fine, as long as they get to be the aristocrats.
Lois McMaster Bujold quotes: We have what we can hold, dear boy, and never let them see you flinch or falter. We have what we can hold, dear boy, and never let them see you flinch or falter.