Saturday, December 16, 2017

Thing about bad judgment? You got to have good judgment to notice you’ve got it.
- from Abaddon’s Gate by James S. A. Corey

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

I must be old, Pyotr thought to himself, if my son is being kind to me.
- from The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Monday, July 31, 2017

He knew that insofar as one denies what is, one is possessed by what is not, the compulsions, the fantasies, the terrors that flock to fill the void.
- from The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

Monday, July 17, 2017

The end justifies the means. But what if there never is an end? All we have is means.
- from The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

Thursday, July 06, 2017

There are roads inside the mind and outside it the mere elaborateness of which shows plainly that, to have got into this, a wrong turning must have been taken way back.
- from The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Orr had a tendency to assume that people knew what they were doing, perhaps because he generally assumed that he did not.
- from The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Because life is robust,
Because life is bigger than equations, stronger than money, stronger than guns and poison and bad zoning policy, stronger than capitalism,
Because Mother Nature bats last, and Mother Ocean is strong, and we live inside our mothers forever, and Life is tenacious and you can never kill it, you can never buy it,
So Life is going to dive down into your dark pools, Life is going to explode the enclosures and bring back the commons,
O you dark pools of money and law and quantitudinal stupidity, you oversimple algorithms of greed, you desperate simpletons hoping for a story you can understand,
Hoping for safety, hoping for cessation of uncertainty, hoping for ownership of volatility, O you poor fearful jerks,
Life! Life! Life! Life is going to kick your ass.
- from New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

People didn't like to feel grateful, because they didn't like the need to feel grateful. So it was not a good feeling no matter which end of it you were on.
- from New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sometimes courage is carried by a roar--sometimes it is hidden within a wavering voice.
- from Alone by Scott Sigler

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Maybe it would be better if we didn't love. If we didn't lose, either. If we didn't get our hearts stomped on, shattered; if we didn't have to patch and repatch until we're like Frankenstein monsters, all sewn together and bound up by who knows what.
- from "Alex" in Delirium Stories by Lauren Oliver