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February 21st, 2014, 09:29
Occasionally, while reading, you come across a profound sentence you simply need to share. Well, here goes …

Originally Posted by China Miéville, 'Embassytown'
As an immerser I progressed to the ranks I aspired to—those that granted me a certain cachet and income while keeping me from fundamental responsibilities. This is what I excelled at: the life-technique of aggregated skill, luck, laziness and chutzpah that we call floaking.
Originally Posted by Vernor Vinge, 'A Fire Upon the Deep'
Half-assed programming was a time-filler that, like knitting, must date to the beginning of the human experience.

And one I liked for it's simplicity, a trait that make the Earthsea books so fascinating.
Originally Posted by Ursula K. LeGuin, 'Tehanu'
“What are dragons?”
“Great creatures,” Tenar said, “like lizards, but longer than a ship—bigger than a house. With wings, like birds. They breathe out fire.”

"Mystery is important. To know everything, to know the whole truth, is dull. There is no magic in that. Magic is not knowing, magic is wondering about what and how and where." ~ Cortez, from The Longest Journey
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February 21st, 2014, 12:42
Nice thread Arhu.I wish I could remember quotes from book but I usually forgot all of them few weeks after I finished book.
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February 21st, 2014, 16:57
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February 21st, 2014, 17:04
One I always found inspiring -

"Creation is an act of sheer will."
- John Hammond in Jurassic Park

Now granted his creations were alive and people, but I like th meaning nonetheless!


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February 21st, 2014, 18:15
I been looking through my discworld collection and I remembered some of my favorite quotes.

"Today the city, tomorrow the world. Tomorrow the world, and - " he calculated quickly, "on Friday the universe! Good, that leaves the weekend free…"Sourcery

"Today Is A Good Day For Someone Else To Die!" feet of clay

"multiple exclamation marks are the sign of a diseased mind" Eric

"Guilt was the grease in which the wheels of the authority turned." Small gods
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August 16th, 2014, 16:42
I really like this thread I am sorry it isn't more popular.So I am going to ressurect it with some First law quotes:

have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes. The one thing I never learn is to stop making them.
Rules are for children. This is war, and in war the only crime is to lose
Proof is boring. Proof is tiresome. Proof is an irrelevance. People would far rather be handed an easy lie than search for a difficult truth, especially if it suits their own purposes
Sometimes it doesn't matter too much what choice you make, as long as you make it quick and stick to it.
Chose? If you believe that I chose any part of the pitiful shadow of a life you see before you, you are very much mistaken. I chose glory and success. The box did not contain what was written on the lid.
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