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Monday, 24 July 2017

Quote of the week

"They want us [women] to be decorative and looking for attention, and then, if one of us is a little more blatant about going about it than the rest, she's blamed for being exactly the way they tell us we're supposed to be."


Shira Glassman in A Harvest of Ripe Figs

Monday, 17 July 2017

Quote of the week

"The individual cannot bargain with the State. The State recognizes no coinage but power: and it issues the coins itself." 


Ursula Le Guin

Monday, 10 July 2017

Quote of the week

"Kiron thought silently of all the ways that one could profit from war. The making of weapons, certainly. The supply of tents, of food for the army, of horses, of other gear, from cooking pots to the linen for bandages.
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'Consider that our thought was right. ...' Kiron said bluntly. 'Is it so short a step from [profiting off] dead soldiers to [profiting off the deaths] of children?' "


Mercedes Lackey in Alta 

Monday, 3 July 2017

Quote of the week

“It may be that the night will close over us in the end, but I believe that morning will come again. Morning always grows out of the darkness, though maybe not for the people who saw the sun go down. We are the Lantern Bearers, my friend; for us to keep something burning, to carry what light we can forward into the darkness and the wind.”


Rosemary Sutcliff, in The Lantern Bearers