“Life itself was hard enough without monosynaptic sociopaths preying on folks.”
“If you can't recognize the man in the mirror, it is time to step back and see when you stopped being yourself.”
“If the wind no longer calls to you, it is time to see if you have forgotten your name.”
“Do you want help?"
"Do you need help?”
“Life is not without pain, but life concerns itself with how we handle that pain, or joy, or confusion or triumph. Life is more than time passing before death, it is the sum and total of all we make of it.”
“A Two-Onebee droid doesn’t need to contract a disease to diagnose and treat it.”
“Your intentions will be good. Without consideration and forethought, however, your actions could still be evil. That is the problem, of course, evil is always easy and resisting it is never so. Evil is relentless; and anyone, if they tire, if they are not vigilant, can fall prey to it.”
“I have nothing against kids—as long as they go home with their parents at the end of the day.”
“This is the purpose of life, is it not? To create life is the greatest act a living creature can commit.”
“selflessness is the only antidote to evil. It provides the light that destroys the dark.”
“The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”
“To be born in that city is useful for only one thing: to have always known, almost instinctively, what today, with endless fine distinctions, everyone is beginning to claim: that the dream of unlimited progress is in reality a nightmare of savagery and death.”
“This woman was eighteen years old. With eyes as old as stones.”
“The alphabet is male and female. If you will know the correct order of letters, you make a world, you make creation. This is why they will hide the order. If you will know the combinations, you make all life and death.”
“Again came that ringing crow, and Peter dropped in front of them. "Greeting, boys," he cried, and mechanically they saluted, and then again was silence.
"I am back," he said hotly, "why do you not cheer?”
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