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It was not right, thought Han Fei-tzu, for his wife to die before him: her ancestor-of-the-heart had outlived her husband. Besides, wives should live longer than husbands. Women were more complete inside themselves. They were also better at living in their children. They were never as solitary as a man alone.


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Because never in my entire childhood did I feel like a child. I felt like a person all along--the sa...
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He knew he could always be smart later, if that turned out to be a better strategy. But once you adm...
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The other four houses yielded jewelry, wallets, credit cards, laptops, iPads and Kindles, even a cou...
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Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf.
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Ender Wiggin isn't a killer. He just wins—thoroughly.
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I fell into playwriting accidentally, took some classes in it, and also took creative writing classe...
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Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
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Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it i...
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I listen to music constantly while writing.
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But in the meantime I became accustomed to the writing life and it would be hard to change now - par...
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God, our genes, our environment, or some stupid programmer keying in code at an ancient terminal - t...
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Working is hard and distracts from having fun.
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I don't believe that there are aliens. I believe there are really different people.
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Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.
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Personal affection is a luxury you can have only after all your enemies are eliminated. Until then, ...
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Human beings may be miserable specimens, in the main, but we can learn, and, through learning, becom...
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Fiction, because it is not about somebody who actually lived in the real world, always has the possi...
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I also remembered that you were beautiful."
"Memory does play tricks on us."
"No. Your fac...
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I don't care if I pass your test, I don't care if I follow your rules. If you can cheat, so can I. I...
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The story is one that you and I will construct together in your memory. If the story means anything ...
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The story itself, the true story, is the one that the audience members create in their minds, guided...
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We have to go. I'm almost happy here.
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Ethan Wyeth: I hope you're thirsty."
Gideon Wyeth:"Why?"
Ethan: "Cause your dumb and ugly,...
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You know how writers are... they create themselves as they create their work. Or perhaps they create...
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Soldiers can sometimes make decisions that are smarter than the orders they've been given.
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Our great civilizations are nothing more than social machines to create the ideal female setting, wh...
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Happiness can depend as easily on useless things as on useful ones.
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Hive Queen: They never know anything. They don't have enough years in their little lives to come to ...
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Others find humanity by looking in their own hearts. Only lost souls need to search for it outside t...
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Quing-Jao: I am a slave to the gods, and I rejoice in it.
Jane: A slave who rejoices is a slave...
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It's the most charming thing about humans. You are all so sure that the lesser animals are bleeding ...
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I realized that everything important in sci-fi showed up in the magazines first. It's the proving gr...
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Eko brushed a tear from her eye, and Immo jeered at her, but father held up a hand. "Never mock a te...
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In order to learn, one must change one's mind
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Most people I know are trying very hard to be good people ... that's how we define virtue,
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It's the middle class that feels the luxury of being able to have causes.
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I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration.
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For he loved her, as you can only love someone who is an echo of yourself at your time of deepest so...
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The enemy's gate is down.
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"Dread is the first and strongest of the...kinds of fear. It is that tension, that waiting that come...
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Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man stupid and blind in the eyes
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[That wall] might be breached sometime in the future, but for now the only real conversation between...
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Anything can become a children's book if you give it to a child...Children are actually the best (an...
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Music isn't just a pleasure, a transient satisfaction. It's a need, a deep hunger; and when the musi...
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Parents always make their worst mistakes with their oldest children. That's when parents know the le...
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I want to be the kind of boy you are, thought Bean. But I don’t want to go through what you’ve b...
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I don't freeze up because it isn't my battle. I'm helping. I'm watching. But I'm free. Because it's ...
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He would always speak the language of the heart with an awkward foreign accent.
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The highest beings of all are the ones who are willing to pay any personal cost for the good of thos...
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Ender leaned his head against the wall of the corridor and cried until the bus came. I am just like ...
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When you walk on the face of a world, then forgiveness comes.
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Aw, Poke, you poor, kind, decent, stupid girl. You saved me and I let you down.
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