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  • Amazon shared from The Heart of Matter (Odyssey One) by Evan Currie
    Working well with assholes was actually in the job description.
  • Amazon shared from Wormhole (The Rho Agenda, Book Three) by Richard Phillips
    After returning from the mission, when his colonel asked him how he felt, the pilot had responded that he couldn’t drive a toothpick up his ass with a jackhammer.
    Note: Brilliant image of fear painted in colourful words.
  • Amazon shared from Wormhole (The Rho Agenda, Book Three) by Richard Phillips
    One thing Jack had said during their training sessions had imprinted itself on Mark’s brain. “This world will try to beat you down. Only laughter can counteract that. Laughter is ammunition. Resupply often.”
    Note: I like this...
  • Amazon shared from Hitch 22: A Memoir by Christopher Hitchens
    But this is very much like the rest of life, where, as Kierkegaard so shrewdly observes, one is condemned to live it forward and review it backward.
  • Amazon shared from The Departure (Owner Novel 1) by Neal Asher
    Willingly Don Your Chains If you forcibly deprive someone of that airy concept called freedom, he will resent you and, given the chance, he will fight to regain it. Better, as governments all across the world discovered long ago, to have people willingly give up their freedoms, to actually collude in the process; then, before they realize their mistake, their chains are adamantine. Make the process slow enough to sit below immediate perception and they will grow accustomed to their enslavement; they even might not realize they are wearing any chains at all. By so slowly depriving people of what...
    Note: Freedom...
  • Amazon shared from Blue Remembered Earth (Poseidons Children 1) by Alastair Reynolds
    We have been clever, and on occasion we have been foolish. For smart monkeys, we can, when the mood takes us, be exceedingly stupid. But it was cleverness that brought us to this point, and it is only cleverness that will serve us from now on.
    Note: apeses
  • Amazon shared from Reamde by Neal Stephenson
    “Then if you don’t mind,” he said, “my four comrades and I are now going to be quite busy for a while, trying not to die. If we are able to string a couple of nonfatal days together, we may then return to your proposal.” “How can I help?” Zula asked. “Stop killing people,” he
  • Amazon shared from The Final Testament of the Holy Bible by James Frey
    Fear, he said, ran all of our lives. Fear, he said, after religion, was the most destructive force in the world.
  • Amazon shared from Reamde by Neal Stephenson
    “I know British,” he said. “Looking like idiot is part of being British. Happens all the time. They understand. Have procedures.”
    Note: Fantastic...