Quotes from Aspho Fields

Karen Traviss ·  400 pages

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“I shall remain vigilant and unyielding in my pursuit of the enemies of the Coalition.
I will defend and maintain the Order of Life as it was proclaim by the Allfathers of the Coalition in the Octus Canon.
I will forsake the life I had before so I may perform my duty as long as I am needed.
Steadfast, I shall hold my place in the machine and acknowledge my place in the Coalition.
I am a Gear. ”
― Karen Traviss, quote from Aspho Fields

“A military life attracts young people for many reasons—duty, comradeship, purpose, the opportunity to test life to the limits, to learn a trade, escape from home, adventure—even patriotism.”
― Karen Traviss, quote from Aspho Fields

“They said the world was divided into those folks who ran away from danger, and those who ran toward it.”
― Karen Traviss, quote from Aspho Fields

“Dom decided that when life returned to normal—even after fourteen years, he had to think that it could—he’d follow Cole’s example and treat money as easy come, easy go. People were what mattered. You couldn’t replace them, and they didn’t earn interest. They just slipped away a day at a time, and you had to make the most of every precious moment. When”
― Karen Traviss, quote from Aspho Fields

“I've never met a soldier who knew he was a hero. It's not false modesty. They simply decide to do something that they know they must do, usually for there comrades, because if they don't, those people will suffer in some way. For them, that compulsion is far stronger than any fear. The fact we find it exceptional is a sad indictment of the human race. I'd like to live in a world of heroes. If we did, there would be no wars.”
― Karen Traviss, quote from Aspho Fields

About the author

Karen Traviss
Born place: The United Kingdom
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