Orders Quotes

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Eoin Colfer
“Butler snapped his fingers. "Focus, Artemis! Time enough for your Atlantis Complex later. We have the Atlantis Trench outside that door and six miles of water above it. If you want to stay alive, you need to stay alert." He turned to Holly. "This is ridiculous. I'm pulling the plug."

Holly's mouth was a tight line as she shook her head. "Navy rules, Butler. You're on my boat, you follow my orders."

"As I remember, I brought the boat."

"Yes, thanks for bringing my boat.”
Eoin Colfer, The Atlantis Complex

Mitch Albom
“I took my orders, too. But if i couldn't keep you alive, I thought I could at least keep you together. In the middle of a big war, you go looking for a small idea to believe in. When you find one, you hold it the way a soldier holds his crucifix when he's praying in a foxhole.”
Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Terry Goodkind
“To question me once is a simple mistake, Lieutenant. Twice is treason. We execute traitors.”
Terry Goodkind, Faith of the Fallen

Michael Bassey Johnson
“You can do the right thing that seems wrong to others, or the wrong thing that seems right, and its actually puerile to await recommendation when what you are about to do doesn't concerns anyone.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Howard Tayler
“New orders: Make sure everybody who doesn't want to live here is aboard in five minutes. We are leaving.
-Captain Kevyn Andreyasn”
Howard Tayler, Resident Mad Scientist

Loretta Chase
“Hers was a tone and manner that assured the listener they had only two choices; obedience or death.”
Loretta Chase, Lord of Scoundrels

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Don't let people supervise your life, If you know who you are, you shouldn't be living in that prison of dominance, live by your orders, you are your own soldier.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Howard Tayler
“That's odd. It looks almost as if Nick is picking a fight with that elephant."

"Well, the elephant started it."

"That's irrelevant. Fighting with civilians is against the rules. Go break it up."

-Admiral Breya Andreyasn & Sergeant Schlock”
Howard Tayler, The Tub of Happiness

Robert G. Ingersoll
“What would have become of the people five hundred years ago if they had followed strictly the advice of the doctors? They would have all been dead. What would the people have been, if at any age of the world they had followed implicitly the direction of the church? They would have all been idiots. It is a splendid thing that there is always some grand man who will not mind, and who will think for himself. I believe in allowing the children to think for themselves.

I believe in the democracy of the family. If in this world there is anything splendid, it is a home where all are equals.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, The Liberty Of Man, Woman And Child

Dion Fortune
“One cannot blame an organization that picks up an occasional black sheep, one only takes exception if it retains an accumulation of them.”
Dion Fortune, Psychic Self-Defense

“I cannot conceive that the man who dropped the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a machine. He also had a heart, just like you. He also had his wife and children, his old mother and father. He was as much a human being as you are—with a difference. He was trained to follow orders without questioning, and when the order was given, he simply followed it.”
Osho, Intimacy: Trusting Oneself and the Other

Callie Hunter
“Her entire life was obeying orders. She’d left her Father behind, only to fall into the hands of another dictator. Was her life her own anymore, or was she a puppet on a string, dancing to Ryan’s tune?”
Callie Hunter, Entwined

Donna Lynn Hope
“Just following orders' is no excuse unless you're in the bedroom.”
Donna Lynn Hope

M.F. Moonzajer
“Age does not matter in most relationships, but in marriage, it matters a lot. If you marry a younger you have to baby sit, and if you marry an older, you have to follow orders.”

Enid Blyton
“I don't mind taking orders from them as has the right to give them," she said, "but take orders from that ridiculous bird I will not.”
Enid Blyton, The Sea of Adventure

“Where in the Bible are we told in one verse not to do a thing and in the next to do it?

‘Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.’ Prov. xxvi. 4.

‘Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.’ Prov. xxvi. 5.”
Samuel Grant Oliphant, Queer Questions and Ready Replies: A Collection of Four Hundred Questions in History, Geography, Biography, Mythology, Philosophy, Natural History, Science, Philology, Etc., Etc

Dion Fortune
“The average man may be capable of benefiting by initiation, or he may not; it also depends upon his capacity; but each individual should have the opportunity of advancing to the highest development of which he is capable.”
Dion Fortune, Esoteric Orders and Their Work

David Finkel
“It wasn't as if they had a choice. They were soldiers whose choices had ended when they had signed contracts and taken their oaths. Whether they had joined for reasons of patriotism, of romantic notions, to escape a broken home of some sort, or out of economic need, their job now was to follow the orders of other soldiers who were following orders, too. Somewhere, far from Iraq, was where the orders began, but by the time they reached Rustamiyah, the only choice left for a solider was to choose which lucky charm to tuck behind his body armor, or which foot to line up in front of the other, as he went out to follow the order of the day.”
David Finkel, The Good Soldiers

Conn Iggulden
“If he had learned anything from his father’s fate, it was to win, no matter how you did it. It was not important if someone else was hurt, or killed. If you won, you would be forgiven anything. You could be taken from a stinking ger and forced through the ranks until a thousand men followed your orders as if they came from the khan himself. Blood and talent. The nation was built on both.”
Conn Iggulden, Khan: Empire of Silver

Conn Iggulden
“You obey orders, because if you do not, you cannot expect the same from your men. You are part of the wolf, not the whole wolf. I would have thought you had learned that when you were a boy, but it is not the case. A wolf cannot have more than one head, General, or it tears itself apart.”
Conn Iggulden, Khan: Empire of Silver

أنيس منصور
“لماذا يشتري الناس الكلاب ،لكي يستمتعوا بإصدار الأوامر إليها”
أنيس منصور, قالوا

Michael  Grant
“Hey! One of Edilio’s soldiers just came staggering in from the gas station. He says someone attacked, took the place over.”
That silenced the argument.
Sam, with exquisite contempt, turned to his girlfriend and said, “You want to go deal with it, Astrid?”
Astrid flushed red.
“No? I didn’t think so. Guess it will be up to me then.”
He left silence in his wake.
“Maybe we better pass some laws real quick so Sam can save our butts legally,” Howard said.
“Howard, go get Orc,” Albert said.
“Now you’re giving me orders, Albert?” Howard shook his head. “I don’t think so. Not you or her,” he said, jerking a thumb at Astrid. “You may not think much of me, you two, but at least I know who saves our butts. And if I got to take orders from someone, it’ll be the someone who just walked out of here.”
Michael Grant, Lies

Kate Meader
“What can I do to get you out of your shirt today, Luke?”
Her voice held a husky, wheeler-dealer tone, the kind of voice for which he was likely to do anything. He imagined that voice whispering in his ear, issuing wicked orders, making him hard as steel.”
Kate Meader, Flirting with Fire

James S.A. Corey
“You can order the sun to come up if you time it right. I’m not driving this bus. Making it do what I want would be like talking someone out of a seizure.”
James S.A. Corey, Cibola Burn

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Il n'y a rien à comprendre, dit l'allumeur. La consigne c'est la consigne.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le Petit Prince

Maria Karvouni
“Words don't define works.”
Maria Karvouni

François-Xavier Nguyễn Văn Thuận
“754 You would regard as absurd a day-laborer who criticised the instructions of the engineer in a building project or a construction worker who criticised an architect’s plans for the building of a house, or a medical assistant who criticised a surgeon’s directions. Why then do you criticise your superiors who have more factors to consider than you can imagine?”
François-Xavier Nguyễn Văn Thuận, Road of Hope: A Gospel from Prison

Sun Tzu
“If troops are punished before their loyalty is secured they will be disobedient. If not obedient, it is difficult to employ them. If troops are loyal, but punishments are not enforced, you cannot employ them. Thus, command them with civility and imbue them uniformly with martial ardor and it may be said that victory is certain. If orders which are consistently effective are used in instructing the troops, they will be obedient. If orders which are not consistently effective are used in instructing them, they will be disobedient. When orders are consistently trustworthy and observed, the relationship of a commander with his troops is satisfactory.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“Orders mostly became “institutional vacuities”
Joseph Rykwert, The Dancing Column: On Order in Architecture
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