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Douglas Adams
“The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Frank Herbert
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Tim Burton
“We all know interspecies romance is weird.”
Tim Burton

Kyle Keyes
“You're not a Quaker, Jeremy. I happen to know you put beer on your cornflakes.”
Kyle Keyes, Matching Configurations: QUANTUM ROOTS III

Kyle Keyes
“Boson forces don't exist in Quantum space. The Light of the World is only found this side of the Timewall.”
Kyle Keyes, Matching Configurations: QUANTUM ROOTS III

Kyle Keyes
“We know you stood guard duty at the White House, Reuben. We have film of you urinating behind the bushes.”
Kyle Keyes, Quantum Roots II: Worm Holes

Kyle Keyes
“Most of us can find our way out of the wilderness without Moses.”
Kyle Keyes, Matching Configurations: QUANTUM ROOTS III

Kyle Keyes
“Each time Olan Chapman comes to life, his anti-quarks remain on the far side of the Time Wall. After his life cycle ends, his quarks collapse back to these roots, and – presto – America's most wanted man is ready for his next adventure.”
Kyle Keyes, Quantum Roots II: Worm Holes

Kyle Keyes
“Frankly, Olan couldn't hit a bull in the ass with a ping pong paddle.”
Kyle Keyes, Quantum Roots II: Worm Holes

Kyle Keyes
“Molly is not a Quaker, Jeremy. Quakers don't have tits that big.”
Kyle Keyes, Matching Configurations: QUANTUM ROOTS III

Kyle Keyes
“Don't bullshit me, Olan. I know when a girl's getting screwed.”
Kyle Keyes, Quantum Roots

Brent Weeks
“Assassination is an art, milord. And I am the city's most accomplished artist.”
Brent Weeks, The Way of Shadows

Kyle Keyes
“My best seller was Golden Stream, written under my pen name of I.P. Daly.”
Kyle Keyes, Quantum Roots

Kyle Keyes
“Somehow, creation manages to form without species intervention.”
Kyle Keyes, Matching Configurations: QUANTUM ROOTS III

Kyle Keyes
“There is no universe per se. Nor is there a beginning, Big Bang or otherwise. We live in an energy field that recycles quarks, which format with given configurations, because they've done that before.”
Kyle Keyes, Matching Configurations: QUANTUM ROOTS III

J.D. Robb
“Bite me." -Lieutenant Eve Dallas, from any of the In Death books.”
J.D. Robb

Frank Herbert
“What does a mirror look at?”
Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse: Dune

Andrew R.  Williams
“After changing shape several times, the ball eventually turned into a huge face. It floated alongside the air-car. This time, time instead of sending him a mental message, the face spoke out aloud and the whole air-car vibrated with its intensity. “If you are foolish enough to renege on your contract, you will be severely punished. For your sake, I hope you wouldn’t do such a thing.” When Tarmy made no attempt to respond, the face turned and pressed itself against the millipede-free window. A moment later, Tarmy felt the fat slug entering his mind, the sign that the face was attempting to use its powers to obtain his response by other means. But as the slug dug deeper, Samantha’s cover stories began springing out of the corners of his mind. Instead of obtaining Tarmy’s agreement, all that the face saw was a burning army transporter surrounded by bodies. Undeterred, the face continued its assault. Samantha had anticipated that Tarmy might come up against an adept, so the mental images of death and destruction flowed unchecked. After failing to break Tarmy’s defences, the face removed the slug and tried reason. “You can’t win, Mr Tarleton, so why don’t you do yourself a favour and cooperate? It will be better for you in the long run. Now, where is the miniature pulse drive engine?” Tarmy realised why the millipedes hadn’t been allowed to attack. It was obvious that the Great Ones were hoping to retrieve the engine. When Tarmy didn’t respond, the face said, “I am prepared to overlook your desertion if you agree to tell us where the engine is and also honour your contract by showing us how to convert the engine into a bomb.”
Andrew R. Williams, Samantha's Revenge

Iris Murdoch
“Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up some wavelength of ours all they hear is a continuous scream.”
Iris Murdoch

Douglas Adams
“The problem is, or rather one of the problems, for there are many, a sizeable proportion of which are continually clogging up the civil, commercial, and criminal courts in all areas of the Galaxy, and especially, where possible, the more corrupt ones, this.
The previous sentence makes sense. That is not the problem.
This is:
Change.
Read it through again and you'll get it.”
Douglas Adams, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Andrew R.  Williams
“Doing as he was told, Lars called out, “I’m looking at a woman in a suspension unit. I think she’s dying.”
He ripped the helmet off again and glared at Morley. “Why do I have to watch somebody dying?”
“The person you saw was Claire Hyndman. Her father is Alan Hyndman. He’s a big wheel on Arden.”
“So?”
“The RTTC suggests the real Claire Hyndman died and Samantha brain-stripped her and created a substitute.”
Andrew R. Williams, Samantha's Revenge

Daniel O'Malley
“I’m not bipolar, I’ve just had a bipolar life foisted upon me.”
Daniel O'Malley, The Rook

Andrew R.  Williams
“Samantha sent in mercenaries so fingers could not be pointed at the Minton Mining Company,” Morley replied.
“Okay. Where is this leading?”
“The operation was a total disaster. The Fyfield Valley is the homeland of The Great Ones. They learnt of her plans and prepared an ambush. The only survivor is Claire Hyndman. She was the woman you just saw in the suspension unit.”
Andrew R. Williams, Samantha's Revenge

Andrew R.  Williams
“This time they picked up their hand luggage and moved away from their son, following Lieges towards the air-van. But instead of changing his stance, Alain Pen just dug in hull-down. “They won’t go without me,” he told Morley confidently. “So what are you really up to, eh? I know we’re not going to Bull Crater on holiday.”
“You’ve got a vivid imagination, kid.”
“Stop calling me kid,” Alain objected. “I know something’s going on and I’ve reported it to my section leader.”
Andrew R. Williams, Samantha's Revenge

Douglas Adams
“I think we have different value systems." —Arthur
"Well mine's better." —Ford”
Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

Paul Di Filippo
“Science fiction at its best should be crazy and dangerous, not sane and safe.”
Paul Di Filippo, How To Write Science Fiction

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“Goodnight baby, sleep in peace. After you kill that bitch!"

"Goodnight mom!”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Born of Ice

J.L. Langley
“Not only did I manage to accidentally meet the man I’m investigating, I managed to accidentally have sex with him.”
J.L. Langley, The Englor Affair

Johnny Hart
“Science Fiction: Any scientific acclaim that omits God.”
Johnny Hart

Margaret Atwood
“Nature full strength is more than we can take, Adam One used to say. It's a potent hallucinogen, a soporific, for the untrained Soul. We're no longer at home in it. We need to dilute it. We can't drink it straight. And God is the same. Too much God and you overdose. God needs to be filtered.”
Margaret Atwood, The Year of the Flood

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