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  • Jon shared from The Ender Quintet by Orson Scott Card
    “Yes,” said Han Fei-tzu. “You can read the book and gain great wisdom from it, because it is true. But is that book an accurate representation of the pequeninos themselves? One can hardly believe that—a mammaloid species that turns into a tree when it dies? Beautiful as poetry. Ludicrous as science.”
  • Jon shared from The Ender Quintet by Orson Scott Card
    Let it be the most obvious fabrication and you will still believe whatever truth is in it, because you cannot deny truth no matter how shabbily it is dressed.”
  • Jon shared from The New Machiavelli by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
    I would find a bright new lead tiger like a special creation at large in the world, and demanding a hunting expedition and much elaborate effort to get him safely housed in the city menagerie beside the captured dragon crocodile, tamed now, and his key lost and the heart and spring gone out of him.
  • Jon shared from The New Machiavelli by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
    my bricks and soldiers were my perpetual drama.
  • Jon shared from The New Machiavelli by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
    and for each of them he caused a box of bricks to be made by an out-of-work carpenter, not the insufficient supply of the toyshop, you understand, but a really adequate quantity of bricks made out of oak and shaped and smoothed, bricks about five inches by two and a half by one, and half-bricks and quarter-bricks to correspond. There were hundreds of them, many hundreds. I could build six towers as high as myself with them, and there seemed quite enough for every engineering project I could undertake.
(Manor, TX)
Jon Galloway