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Foundryside (Founders, #1) Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
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“All things have a value. Sometimes the value is paid in coin. Other times, it is paid in time and sweat. And finally, sometimes it is paid in blood.

Humanity seems most eager to use this latter currency. And we never note how much of it we’re spending, unless it happens to be our own.”
Robert Jackson Bennett, Foundryside
“Every innovation—technological, sociological, or otherwise—begins as a crusade, organizes itself into a practical business, and then, over time, degrades into common exploitation.”
Robert Jackson Bennett, Foundryside
“Pride…it’s so often an excuse for people to be weak.”
Robert Jackson Bennett, Foundryside
“Every innovation—technological, sociological, or otherwise—begins as a crusade, organizes itself into a practical business, and then, over time, degrades into common exploitation. This is simply the life cycle of how human ingenuity manifests in the material world. What goes forgotten, though, is that those who partake in this system undergo a similar transformation: people begin as comrades and fellow citizens, then become labor resources and assets, and then, as their utility shifts or degrades, transmute into liabilities, and thus must be appropriately managed.”
Robert Jackson Bennett, Foundryside
“Traditional," she echoed. "What a curious word that is. So bland, and yet often so poisonous.”
Robert Jackson Bennett, Foundryside
“Bad blood," he said, "is still blood.”
Robert Jackson Bennett, Foundryside
“A struck match sounds like a kiss in the dark, sometimes.”
Robert Jackson Bennett, Foundryside
“Remember—move thoughtfully, give freedom to others, and you'll rarely do wrong ...”
Robert Jackson Bennett, Foundryside
“Why are you out here risking your life? Is Justice such an odd thing to desire? Justice is a luxury. No said Gregor. It is not. It is a right. And it is a right that has long been denied. He stared out at the city...I would shed every drop of blood in my body for such a thing.”
Robert Jackson Bennett, Foundryside
“It’s like an eraser, only I designed it to be attracted to erase one specific thing... the tissue lining the human heart.”
Robert Jackson Bennett, Foundryside
“Every innovation—technological, sociological, or otherwise—begins as a crusade, organizes itself into a practical business, and then, over time, degrades into common exploitation. This is simply the life cycle of how human ingenuity manifests in the material world. What goes forgotten, though, is that those who partake in this system undergo a similar transformation: people begin as comrades and fellow citizens, then become labor resources and assets, and then, as their utility shifts or degrades, transmute into liabilities, and thus must be appropriately managed. This is a fact of nature just as much as the currents of the winds and the seas. The flow of force and matter is a system, with laws and maturation patterns. We should harbor no guilt for complying with those laws—even if they sometimes require a little inhumanity. —TRIBUNO CANDIANO, LETTER TO THE COMPANY CANDIANO CHIEF OFFICER’S ASSEMBLY”
Robert Jackson Bennett, Foundryside