Lois McMaster Bujold Quotes

Exile, for no other motive than ease, would be the last defeat, with no seed of future victory in it.

Lois McMaster Bujold

A good friend of my son's is a son to me.

Lois McMaster Bujold

You couldn't be that good and not know it, somewhere in your secret heart, however much you'd been abused into affecting public humility.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Honesty is the only way with anyone, when you'll be so close as to be living inside each other's skins.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Marriage was a lottery, and you drew your lot in late adolescence or early adulthood at a point of maximum idiocy and confusion.

Lois McMaster Bujold

If suspicion was the deadliest possible insult, then trust was always right, even if it was mistaken.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Since no one is perfect, it follows that all great deeds have been accomplished out of imperfection.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Mother Nature gives a sense of romance to young people, in place of prudence, to advance the species. It's a trickthat makes us grow.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Like integrity, love of life was not a subject to be studied, it was a contagion to be caught. And you had to catch it from someone who had it.

Lois McMaster Bujold

When you can't get what you want, you take what you can get.

Lois McMaster Bujold

The man who assumes everything is a lie is at least as mistaken as the one who assumes everything is true.

Lois McMaster Bujold

It just happens to be very important to me to win with the hand I was dealt.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Total strangers trying to kill me make me feel right at home.

Lois McMaster Bujold

When you can see the colors of the feathers, you'll also understand how you can expand your borders to infinity.

Lois McMaster Bujold

There is a subtle difference between being a prisoner and being a slave. I don't mistake either for being free.

Lois McMaster Bujold

In my experience, milady, we can never get back to exactly where we started, no matter how hard we try.

Lois McMaster Bujold
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