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Sunday, 11 March 2018

Hiatus

Quote of the week will be on hiatus while I focus on finishing the book I'm writing.

Back in a bit!

Monday, 5 March 2018

Quote of the week

"Most of the people who are going to be doing the whining ... aren't going to want to consider the possibility that you got it because you were better than they were."


David Weber in Storm from the Shadows

Monday, 26 February 2018

Quote of the week

"Oh brave. There can never have been a thing so brave. Rest now, for it is my turn and I'll hold, for you as much as any."


Guy Gavriel Kay in The Summer Tree

Monday, 19 February 2018

Quote of the week

" Laughter can get through the keyhole while seriousness is still hammering on the door."


Terry Pratchett

Monday, 12 February 2018

Quote of the week

"When those in power intend to abuse that power, they look to an outside enemy in order to trick their people into pressing the means to their own abuse into the hands of the abusers. If an enemy does not exist, it will be manufactured, and all manner of horrors attributed to it, so that anyone who demands truth and accountability is set upon as being unpatriotic."


Mercedes Lackey, in Alta

Monday, 5 February 2018

Quote of the week

"Sometimes, when I’m really, really wacky and on a fresh dose of zany, I’m just capable of entertaining the fantastic idea that, in certain circumstances, Homo Sapiens might actually be capable of thinking. It must be worth a go, since we’ve tried everything else."


Terry Pratchett

Monday, 29 January 2018

Quote of the week

“We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.”


Ursula Le Guin

Monday, 22 January 2018

Quote of the week

"Fear is a strange soil. Mainly it grows obedience like corn, which grows in rows and makes weeding easy. But sometimes it grows the potatoes of defiance, which flourish underground."


 Terry Pratchett in Small Gods

Monday, 15 January 2018

Quote of the week

"Life isn't a fairy story with a happy ending. It's for real and you do the best you can."

Joyce Stranger in Walk a Lonely Road

Monday, 8 January 2018

Quote of the week

“Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love."


J.R.R. Tolkien

Monday, 1 January 2018

Quote of the week

"And that quote, The only disability in life is a bad attitude, the reason that’s bullshit is because it’s just not true, because of the social model of disability. You know, no amount of smiling at a flight of stairs has ever made it turn into a ramp. Never. Smiling at a television screen isn’t going to make closed captions appear for people who are deaf. No amount of standing in the middle of a bookshop and radiating a positive attitude is going to turn all those books into Braille. It’s just not going to happen."


Stella Young