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Interesting Passage IV…

December 19th, 2008 · 6 Comments

From Robert A. Heinlein‘s Starship Troopers (by the way, don’t think for one thin second that this book is anything like the super-cheesy movie of the same title that is very very loosely based on Heinlein’s book): Regarding Pacifism: “Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the […]

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Interesting Passages III…

September 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

From Ray Bradbury‘s Something Wicked This Way Comes: “But no man’s a hero to himself.” Part of a response by Charles Halloway to his son Will, who asked: “Are you a good person?” I thought this was an amazingly humble thing for a father to say to his progeny. Charles states that he tries to […]

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Interesting Passages II…

August 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments

More interesting passages. These from Robert A. Heinlein‘s The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress. “[There] are no circumstances under which State is justified in placing its welfare ahead of mine.” “Women are amazing creatures – sweet, soft, gentle, and far more savage than we [men] are.” “Rules and laws are always for the other fellow, […]

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Interesting Passages…

August 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Lately, I’ve taken to writing passages I find meaningful in the backs of the books I’ve been reading. I started this practice while reading Robert Heinlein’s Time Enough For Love, and continued it over the next six or seven books I’ve read. Here are a couple interesting passages from Orson Scott Card’s book The Worthing […]

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