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  • Darth shared from Dust Of Dreams: The Malazan Book of the Fallen 9 by Steven Erikson
    Even common sense was an enemy to the harvesters of the future. The beast that was civilization ever faced forward, and in making its present world it devoured the world to come. It was an appalling truth that one’s own children could be so callously sacrificed to immediate comforts, yet this was so and it had always been so.
  • Darth shared from Toll The Hounds: The Malazan Book of the Fallen 8 by Steven Erikson
    ‘The first law of the multitude is conformity. Civilization is the mechanism of controlling and maintaining that multitude. The more civilized a nation, the more conformed its population, until that civilization’s last age arrives, when multiplicity wages war with conformity. The former grows ever wilder, ever more dysfunctional in its extremities; whilst the latter seeks to increase its measure of control, until such efforts acquire diabolical tyranny.’
  • Darth shared from The Bonehunters: Malazan Book Of Fallen 6 (The Malazan Book Of The Fallen) by Steven Erikson
    We are contrary creatures, us humans, but that isn’t something we need be afraid of, or even much troubled by. And if you make a list of those people who worship consistency, you’ll find they’re one and all tyrants or would-be tyrants. Ruling over thousands, or over a husband or a wife, or some cowering child. Never fear contradiction, Cutter, it is the very heart of diversity.
  • Darth shared from The Bonehunters: Malazan Book Of Fallen 6 (The Malazan Book Of The Fallen) by Steven Erikson
    ‘A civilization at war chooses only the most obvious enemy, and often also the one perceived, at first, to be the most easily defeatable. But that enemy is not the true enemy, nor is it the gravest threat to that civilization. Thus, a civilization at war often chooses the wrong enemy.
  • Darth shared from The Bonehunters: Malazan Book Of Fallen 6 (The Malazan Book Of The Fallen) by Steven Erikson
    Burdens were born from the loss of innocence. Naïveté. While the innocent yearned to lose their innocence, those who had already done so in turn envied the innocent, and knew grief in what they had lost. Between the two, no exchange of truths was possible.
(Wigan)
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