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One corner of his mouth crooked up, then the quirk vanished in a thoughtful pursing of his lips. "Hes bisexual, you know." He took a delicate sip of his wine.
"Was bisexual," she corrected absently, looking fondly across the room. "Now hes monogamous."
Vordarian choked, sputtering.
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Ignorance is not stupidity, but it might as well be. And I do not like feeling stupid.

— Lois McMaster Bujold

Aim high. You may still miss the target, but at least you won't shoot your foot off.

— Lois McMaster Bujold

There is no more hollow feeling than to stand with your honor shattered at your feet while soaring public reputation wraps you in rewards. That's soul-destroying. The other way around is merely very, very irritating.

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One step at a time," Vorkosigan returned grimly, "I can walk around the world. Watch me.

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If the truth doesn't save us, what does that say about us?

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Experience suggests it doesn't matter so much how you got here, as what you do after you arrive.

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If power was an illusion, wasn't weakness necessarily one also?

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Pym!" The Countess spotted a new victim, and her voice went a little dangerous. "I seconded you to look after Miles. Would you care to explain this scene?"
There was a thoughtful pause. In a voice of simple honesty, Pym replied, "No, Milady.

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It's not that I'm not upset; it's just that I'm too tired to run up and down the corridor screaming.

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There is a sad disconnectedness that overcomes a library when its owner is gone.

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The man who assumes everything is a lie is at least as mistaken as the one who assumes everything is true.

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It's true that if your religion failed to deliver a miracle, that a human sacrifice would certainly follow."
"Ah ... quite. You are a man of acute insight."
"That's not insight. That's a personal guarantee.

— Lois McMaster Bujold

Are we not all called on to yield our children back to the world, in the end?

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She rolled the mysterious plunkin across in front of the hearth and stared at it. It still looked disconcertingly like a severed head. "What do we do with this?"
Dag sat cross-legged and smiled
not much of a smile, but a start. "Lots of choices. They all come down to plunkin. You can eat it raw in slices, peel it and cut it up and cook it alone or in a stew, boil it whole, wrap it in leaves and cook it in campfire coals, stick a sword through it and turn it on a spit, or, very popular, feed it to the pigs and eat the pigs. It's very sustaining. Some say you could live forever on plunkin and rainwater. Others say it would just seem like forever.

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Not that people did much sailing on Ylla's extensive oceans, nor swimming either-Yllan seawater tended to give humans strange rashes, and while humans were highly toxic morsels in the diet of the native sea monsters, the monsters were extremely stupid and kept not figuring this out.

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Ethan trembled, waiting for the insanity to strike him from their level, medusan gazes. Nothing happened. After a moment, he unclutched the desk edge. Perhaps then the madness that possessed galactic men, slaves to these creatures, was something only transmitted in the flesh. Some incalculable telepathic aura? Bravely, he raised his eyes again to the figures in the screen.
So. That was a woman
two women, in fact.

— Lois McMaster Bujold

Truth is always War's first victim, the old saying went.

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I think 99 percent of women's lib comes from technology making different kinds of lives possible, and then the social adjustment follows the technology - it doesn't precede it.

— Lois McMaster Bujold

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