13+ quotes from The Spider's War by Daniel Abraham

Quotes from The Spider's War

Daniel Abraham ·  492 pages

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“Thoughtfulness and kindness and love, I contend, are so much the way we expect the world to be that they become invisible as air. We only see war and violence and hatred as something happening, I suggest, because they stand out as aberrations. In my experience, even in the midst of war, many lives are untouched by battle. And even in a life of conflict, violence is outweighed by its absence.”
― Daniel Abraham, quote from The Spider's War


“I find that unless we are very, very careful there can be a difference between who we are and the stories we tell ourselves about who we are.”
― Daniel Abraham, quote from The Spider's War


“There’s only one utter ending for each of us, and it isn’t one we reach toward. Until then, it’s the next change, and the next change, and the next. And profound change, even when it’s the one you prayed for, is displacing.”
― Daniel Abraham, quote from The Spider's War


“The only ones untouched by the keen madness of the times were the children and the dogs. And the dogs seemed a little nervous.”
― Daniel Abraham, quote from The Spider's War


“When you start talking about killed friends and lost babies, justice and revenge are two names for the same dog.”
― Daniel Abraham, quote from The Spider's War


“fault. From the start, it had been him. He had brought Basrahip back from the Sinir Kushku. He had let the priests poison his mind and through him the minds of all Antea. Anyone who might have”
― Daniel Abraham, quote from The Spider's War


“I don't know what justice is," she said.

"That's because it isn't the sort of thing you discover. It's a thing you make." She looked at him, and he shrugged. "There are things you find out in the world. Rocks and streams and trees. And there are things you make. Like a house, or a song. It's not that houses and songs aren't real, but you don't just find them in a field someplace and haul them back home with you. They have to be worked at. Made.”
― Daniel Abraham, quote from The Spider's War


“A monstrous talent that could do anything because no one had managed to convince it of what was impossible.”
― Daniel Abraham, quote from The Spider's War


“The story of a person could never be as complex as they actually were because then it would take as much time to know someone as it did to be them. Reputation, even when deserved, inevitably meant simplification, and every simplification deformed.”
― Daniel Abraham, quote from The Spider's War


“I find that unless we are very, very careful there can be a difference between who we are and the stories we tell ourselves about who we are. I”
― Daniel Abraham, quote from The Spider's War


“We only understand other people by imagining what we would do in their position. What”
― Daniel Abraham, quote from The Spider's War


“As far as I can tell, life’s just one flaming piece of shit after another, except when it’s a bunch of them all at once. But”
― Daniel Abraham, quote from The Spider's War


“Every war was the precursor for the wars that followed, a slaughter that justified the slaughters to come. And”
― Daniel Abraham, quote from The Spider's War


About the author

Daniel Abraham
Born place: in The United States
Born date November 14, 1969
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