Lois McMaster Bujold Quotes

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

Lois McMaster Bujold

I've described my usual writing process as scrambling from peak to peak on inspiration through foggy valleys of despised logic. Inspiration is better when you can get it.

Lois McMaster Bujold

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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