Lois McMaster Bujold Quotes

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

I don't confuse greatness with perfection. To be great anyhow isthe higher achievement.

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

War is not its own end, except in some catastrophic slide into absolute damnation. It's peace that's wanted. Some better peace than the one you started with.

Lois McMaster Bujold

I've got forward momentum. There's no virtue in it. It's just a balancing act. I don't dare stop.

Lois McMaster Bujold

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