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A name is only what others want you to believe." He pauses, hoping that the pause will let the meaning sink in. "I am what I am, not what others would have you believe." Martel smiles. "And a pleasant evening to you all.
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If you do good because you expect to be rewarded, it is greed.

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Hatred is a form of faith, distilled by passion to remove all rationality.

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You didn't ask us about whether it was safe to take your troops out of the locial. You told us that was what you were doing. Your assumption was that Old Earth is perfectly safe unless you're warned. Is deep space safe? Would you drop into the sun's photosphere because no one warned you it would incinerate you? Nothing is perfectly safe. We don't provide warning signs to protect you from yourselves. Try to remember that.

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Never mistake law for justice. Justice is an ideal, and law is a tool.

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Do you really know what they want?" "I don't have an absolute confirmation, but almost anything would be better than what I've prepared for." I laughed hoarsely. "Then, I'll probably find out that what they want is even worse than that. It usually works that way.

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I only did about one novel a year while I was working full time, but since 1993, I've averaged two and a half books a year.

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I'm not sure there are too many people who write what I write.

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I've often said that there's no one thing that I do or have done that is particularly unique. There have been a lot of other authors who were in the military. There have been a few others who were pilots. There have certainly been a lot of other people who were in politics or served congressional staffs.

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When the complexity of social patterning is reduced, so is individual freedom.

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The end is always the same. That's why what we do does matter. Good or bad, we die. If we bring some light and prosperity into the world, isn't that better than there being less light?

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Professional interrogators should study mothers.

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All life is sorrow.

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The great fault of logic is that it seems so reasonable, even when it is not.

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While every new fantasy author is hailed as unique, new, and different, Brandon Sanderson's ELANTRIS does indeed provide an absorbing adventure in a unique, different, and well-thought-out fantasy world, with a few nifty twists as well.

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