Lois McMaster Bujold Quotes

Men may move mountains, but ideas move men.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Hunting hawks do not belong in cages, no matter how much a man covets their grace, no matter how golden the bars. They are far more beautiful soaring free. Heartbreakingly beautiful.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize. The one thing you can't trade for your heart's desire is your heart.

Lois McMaster Bujold

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

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

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

Lois McMaster Bujold

Hands are integral with brains, almost another lobe for intelligence. What one does not know through one's hands, one does not truly know.

Lois McMaster Bujold

If you ever have to make a choice between learning and inspiration, choose learning. It works more of the time.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Surely only correct understanding could lead to correct action.

Lois McMaster Bujold

A weapon is a device for making your enemy change his mind.

Lois McMaster Bujold

A weapon is a device for making your enemy change his mind.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Luck is something you make for yourself, if you want it.

Lois McMaster Bujold

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