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#1. You don't have to,' I say. 'You are normal. You have a job with tenure. You have Lucia and this house.' I cannot say the rest that I think, that he is easy in his body, that he sees and hears and tastes and feels what others do, so his reality matches theirs. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#2. I like swordwork. It's like riding, that way - it forces concentration, and thus opens up the world. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#3. I love biomedical science, I love astronomy, and you can't really do much with those in a fantasy setting. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#4. It's hard to hold the focus that strongly on a single character for that long. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#5. So when I got out of the military, I went back to school in biology, and earned a biology degree at the University of Texas, and then did some graduate work in it. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#6. Apparently they didn't realize that people who buy thousands of rounds of ammo are likely to know how to use it. We - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#7. This has the potential to be a rolling doughnut, - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#8. Having a mother who had been an aeronautical engineer convinced me that more things should be open to women. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#9. I had, of course, no model for that sort of woman being married, but I can make that up as I go along. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#10. There are relatively few science fiction or fantasy books with the main character being an old person. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#11. I like it that order exists somewhere even if it shatters near me. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#12. My first degree came years before my second. I had wanted to be a physicist, but I flunked calculus. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#13. To the gods belong power, and to us the work of our hands. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#14. I used to not back down from a challenge. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#15. You'll find, someday," Paks found herself saying, "that your own tongue cuts you worse than any blade. I - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#16. His implant woke him at three A.M. local time, when he was, for reasons he never understood, dreaming about dancing fish. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#17. Having to struggle gave me the chance to demonstrate strength of character.
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#18. When I was quite young, she was working in a hardware store, so I grew up knowing about hardware. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#19. No matter what I do, no matter how predictable I try to make my life, it will not be any more predictable than the rest of the world. Which is chaotic. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#20. Normal' is a dryer setting. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#21. I was writing fiction, but not finishing fiction. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#22. If a military life was long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of stark terror - as one of her instructors had said - then civilian life seemed to be long periods of boredom interrupted by moments of dismal reflection. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#23. it is much the same, I daresay, wherever and whenever men desire power and the use of power on others. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#24. When a person responds emotionally to intellectual things, or emotionally only to traditional emotional things - I find that an interesting break between myself and some other writers and fans. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#25. This individual does not know where initiative ends and rocket-propelled idiocy begins. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#26. But look at it this way. Anything is a commodity to someone. In a very large universe, your aunt Gracie's cannonballs may be someone else's favorite underwear. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#27. You have fought a hard battle, in hard conditions, and held a position until help came. Think of it like that. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#28. I like the Beatles, of course, but that's when I grew up. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#29. When I was starting out, I did not do short fiction well, because I kept wanting to write books. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#30. I revear all the gods but those that delight in cruelty. If Ra's light is kindly in your eyes than may his light shine on us all. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#31. If someone means well, but does ill, the ill is still done - and the consequences still exist. Besides, if intent forgives wrong, then any wrongdoer can claim good intent. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#32. Other people, including me, have written books with main characters who were old and rich. Or old and brilliant. Old sages, old wizards, old rich people. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#33. My personal feeling about science fiction is that it's always in some way connected to the real world, to our everyday world. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#34. There is simple ignorance, not knowing, and willful ignorance that refuses to know, that covers the light of knowledge with the dark blanket of bias. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#35. One of my degrees was a science degree in biology. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#36. In a novel, I could submerge my ego in a character's and let his perceptions take over. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#37. Of death I am as certain as any mortal, Ammerlin, but defeat is certain only in despair. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#38. The test of a sword is not its polish but its temper - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#39. Metaphorically, Tom said, if you take knowledge as light, and ignorance as dark, there does sometimes seem to be a real presence to the dark
to ignorance. Something more tactile and muscley than just lack of knowledge. A sort of will to ignorance. It would explain some politicians. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#40. What it boils down to is that parenting a child with autism is a difficult job; writing about it is far easier. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#41. Intelligent men think up ways to get themselves in tangles a stupid man would never imagine. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#42. I regarded drugs as somewhat like rattlesnakes - it's possible to pick one up without getting bit, but why bother? - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#43. You were not bred to avoid trouble," Tobai said. "Your family takes it on, shakes it like a dog shaking a rat, and tosses it to one side. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#44. Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#45. Never show how smart you are, dears, or someone will envy you. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#46. Everything in my life that I value has been gained at the cost of not saying what I really think and saying what they want me to say. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#47. Wanting peace does not bring it ... and if trouble comes, a king or a realm must be prepared. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#48. It is not wrong to be different. Sometimes it is hard, but it is not wrong. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#49. Free of the demands, the judgments, and the petty tyrannies of others. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#50. Sometimes I wonder how normal normal people are, and I wonder that most in the grocery store. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#51. People are people, messy and mutable, combining differently with one another from day to day - even hour to hour. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#52. You can also make explicit certain social problems which, again, would be prejudged or not encountered at all in real life, because people have set up defenses against it. Fantasy allows you to get past defenses. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#53. My advice is, the next time you see someone you think you need to rescue, walk quickly away on the far side of the street. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#54. What do you want for them when they're grown? Surround them with people who are that - the kind of adults you want them to be. Children are such mimics ... if they see honesty and fair dealing and kindness, they will copy that. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#55. And as Paksenarrion is there, perhaps she will ride back with me to Fin Panir to see the necklace. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#56. Now my mother, interestingly enough, was not a feminist in her own mind. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#57. I've taught Sunday school, I've sung in the choir, I directed a choir. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#58. If you cannot read it, how could you catalog it? - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#59. I actually feel that the different kinds of stories come out of different parts of my brain. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#60. It is all knowing what to start with. If you start in the right place and follow all the steps, you will get to the right end. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#61. One thing nobody can do better than you is be you. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#62. But in fantasy, you can make a complete break, and you can put people in a situation where they are confronted with things that they would not confront in the real world. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#63. No, but a cello is the perfect string bass for an accordion. Works with it beautifully. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#64. It may be far in the future, but there's some kind of logical way to get from where we are to where the science fiction is. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#65. I always thought my questions were wrong questions because no one else asked them. Maybe no one thought of them. Maybe darkness got there first. Maybe I am the first light touching a gulf of ignorance ... Maybe my questions matter. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#66. I can become very emotional about math, although I'm not that good at it. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#67. Nobody but the residents would call this sector the Hub Worlds, unless they thought the rest of the wheel had fallen off. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#68. Paks, if you've got a fault it's that you're too willing to be ruled. I know what you'll say - you'll say that's how a good soldier is. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#69. Motivation is the power behind plot. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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