Reputation

Todays quotation is from Caliban´s War by James S. A. Corey.

”Reputation never has very much to do with reality,” she said. “I could name half a dozen paragons of virtue that are horrible, small-souled, evil people. And some of the best men I know, you´d walk out of the room if you heard their names. No one on the screen is who they are when you breathe their air.”

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Cowards look for an easy target

Todays quotation is from Caliban´s War by James S. A. Corey.

”…Because I´ve been scared to death and cowards always look for an easy target. And you´re about the nicest person I know, Alex. So I treated you badly because I could get away with it. And I hope you forgive me for that, because I really hate that I did it.”

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Hurts if it is true

Todays quotation is from Nemesis Games by James S. A. Corey.

He remembered Mother Tamara saying It hurts most if there’s something true in it.

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Last goodbyes

Todays quotation is from Nemesis Games by James S. A. Corey.

Sometimes people knew when they were saying their last goodbyes, but not always. Not often. Most people’s last parting of ways were small, the people involved didn´t even notice them.

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Metaphoric family

Todays quotation is from Nemesis Games by James S. A. Corey.

A mother could love her daughter more than life itself the way the stories told, or she could hate the girl’s guts. Or both. A sister and brother could get along or fight each other or pass by in  a kind of uncomfortable indifference.

And if real relationship-by-blood shared descent could mean any of those things, maybe family was always a metaphor.

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The right thing

Todays quotation is from Nemesis Games by James S. A. Corey.

”I try to do the right thing, Holden. But there are times when it’s not obvious what that is.”

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A new start

Todays quotation is from Nemesis Games by James S. A. Corey.

” There aren’t any new starts,” Bobbie said. “All the new ones pack the old ones along with them. If we ever really started fresh, it’d mean not having a history anymore. I don´t know how to do that.”

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Politeness

Todays quotation is from Nemesis Games by James S. A. Corey.

”Want some coke?” Erich asked. ”Not synth. Real stuff that came from a plant.

” Nope. But I’d take a drink if one is handy,” Amos replied. The pleasantries were just ritual, but ritual was important. In Amos’  experience the more dangerous any two people were, the more carefully polite their social interactions tended to be. The loud, blustering ones were trying to get the other guy to back down. They wanted to stay out of a fight. The quiet ones were figuring out how to win it.

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Small things causing big mess

Todays quotation is from Abaddon’s Gate by James S. A. Corey.

” I know, right?” Ren said, smiling. ”And all it would take is change the design so it don’t fit in if you got it wrong. But they never do. A lot of what we do is like that, boss. We try to catch the little ones before they get big. Some things, you get them wrong, it’s nothing. Some things, and it’s a big mess.”

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Busy thinking about themselves

Todays quotation is from The Murder Road  by Stephen Booth.

“He was concerned about what people would think of him,” said Cooper.

“Well, that´s stupid, isn´t it?”

“Why?”

“There´s no point in worrying about what other people will think about you, ” said Fry. “If you believe your life has been ruined because you never became wealthy and successful, never achieved your dreams, never became a great footballer or whatever, that´s all within yourself. It´s just you, creating your own pain. The reality is, most people don´t think about you at all. They´re too busy thinking about themselves.”

 

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