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But a day in a railway car is, in the best surroundings, a tedious thing, and it is with great pleasure that the traveler, in the early evening, shakes the dust from his back, and partakes of a quietly-prolonged supper
“Perhaps the Irish are so rich in the voice because twas the only thing the English could not take from them. It is why the Welsh sing.”
Owen Parry, Faded Coat of Blue

“You shouldn’t read a novel to learn history, any more than you should attend the Indy 500 in place of driver’s ed. Yet there is something to be said for the ability of fiction to spark your imagination, to encourage you to learn more about a person, an event, a period.”
Matt Kraemer

Christopher Paolini
“I’ve seen a greater share of wonders, vast
And small, than most have done. My peace is made;
My breathing slows. I could not ask for more.
To reach beyond the stuff of day-to-day
Is worth this life of mine. Our kind is meant
To search and seek among the outer bounds,
And when we land upon a distant shore,
To seek another yet farther still. Enough.
The silence grows. My strength has fled, and Sol
Become a faded gleam, and now I wait,
A Viking laid to rest atop his ship.
Though fire won’t send me off, but cold and ice,
And forever shall I drift alone.
No king of old had such a stately bier,
Adorned with metals dark and grey, nor such
A hoard of gems to grace his somber tomb.
I check my straps; I cross my arms, prepare
Myself to once again venture into the
Unknown, content to face my end and pass
Beyond this mortal realm, content to hold
And wait and here to sleep—
To sleep in a sea of stars.
Christopher Paolini, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

Robert A. Heinlein
“Never appeal to a man's better nature. He may not have one.”
Robert A. Heinlein , Time Enough for Love

James S.A. Corey
“It seemed to her that the real sign you were getting old was when you stopped needing to prove you weren’t getting old.”
James S.A. Corey, Persepolis Rising

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