It was one thing to use computers as a tool, quite another to let them do your thinking for you.Computer, Artificial IntelligenceTom Clancy in Jagd auf Roter Oktober
One thing about flying that he never got used to was that no matter how awful the weather was on the ground, if you flew high enough you could always find the sun.FlyingTom Clancy in Jagd auf Roter Oktober
A wise man knows his limitations. And a bold one seizes opportunities.Tom Clancy in Jagd auf Roter Oktober
In the Soviet Union every worker is a government worker, and they have a saying: As long as the bosses pretend to pay us, we will pretend to work.Tom Clancy in Jagd auf Roter Oktober
Chavez here, I just dropped two. The excitement of the moment masked the shame of how easy it had been. This was pure murder.Tom Clancy in Rainbow Six
John Clark: "You get a nap. The rest of the team arrives in about half an hour."
Ding: "The rest of what team?"
John Clark: "Everybody who can move and shoot, son."
There were even those who said that Communism had been tried in the wrong country - that Russia had been too far backward to make those wonderful ideas work.Tom Clancy in Rainbow Six
Popov: "I told them to feel free to rob the bank as a cover for the real mission -"
John Brightling: "Which was?"
Popov: "To be killed."
"Do you intend to destroy this world?"
Trazyn dismissed the phos-glyph panel of research notes, folded his hands and looked at the diminished librarian.
"That's what you want to know?"
"Yes, it would make my mind easier."
"Let me put it this way. I was here when this whole island was forest. When waves lapped on what is now Embassy Row. A time before pollutants hazed the air and monsoon rains came naturally, not via cloud-seeding." He paused. "So when you ask whether I intend to destroy this world, my question to you is: do you truly need the help?"
"Trazyn. Our ships are without atmosphere, unpressurised," Orikan said. "Do orks… breathe?" A pause. "They have lungs." Prepare to repel boarders, Orikan signalled. In case.Robert Rath in Warhammer 40k - The Infinite and the Divine
Nature's creative power is far beyond man's instinct of destruction.Nature & EnvironmentJules Verne in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
It's really useful to travel, if you want to see new things.TravelingJules Verne in Around the World in Eighty Days
It seems wisest to assume the worst from the beginning... and let anything better come as a surprise.Jules Verne in The Mysterious Island
Solitude, isolation, are painful things and beyond human endurance.Solitude & Being AloneJules Verne in The Mysterious Island
Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.ScienceJules Verne in Journey to the Center of the Earth
If there were no thunder, men would have little fear of lightning.StormJules Verne in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.LawJules Verne in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
A true Englishman doesn't joke when he is talking about so serious a thing as a wager.England & Great BritainJules Verne in Around the World in Eighty Days
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store
What if Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.
Welcome Christmas. Bring your cheer,
Cheer to all Whos, far and near.
Nothing in the world is so strong as a kind heart.HeartFrances Hodgson Burnett in Little Lord Fauntleroy
But only be good, dear, only be brave, only be kind and true always, and then you will never hurt any one, so long as you live, and you may help many, and the big world may be better because my little child was born.Frances Hodgson Burnett in Little Lord Fauntleroy
Dearest says that is the best kind of goodness; not to think about yourself, but to think about other people.Frances Hodgson Burnett in Little Lord Fauntleroy
And that is best of all, Ceddie, it is better than everything else, that the world should be a little better because a man has lived - even ever so little better, dearest.Frances Hodgson Burnett in Little Lord Fauntleroy
It had never occurred to his honest, simple little mind that there were people who could forget kindnesses.Frances Hodgson Burnett in Little Lord Fauntleroy
To see each of his ugly, selfish motives changed into a good and generous one by the simplicity of a child was a singular experience.Frances Hodgson Burnett in Little Lord Fauntleroy
She said that perhaps it was not so easy to be very rich; that if any one had so many things always, one might sometimes forget that every one else was not so fortunate, and that one who is rich should always be careful and try to remember.Frances Hodgson Burnett in Little Lord Fauntleroy
When a man is very good and knows a great deal, he is elected president.Frances Hodgson Burnett in Little Lord Fauntleroy
He knew nothing of earls and castles; he was quite ignorant of all grand and splendid things; but he was always lovable because he was simple and loving. To be so is like being born a king.Frances Hodgson Burnett in Little Lord Fauntleroy
Everything was not as picturesque when seen near by, as it looked from a distance. She had found idleness and poverty and ignorance where there should have been comfort and industry.Frances Hodgson Burnett in Little Lord Fauntleroy
Dreams were a treacherous ground on which to build.George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
Pain was as much a part of knighthood as were swords and shields.KnightsGeorge R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
I am going to clout you in the ear so hard your head will turn around backwards, and you'll spend the rest of your life looking at where you've been.George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg
A hedge knight must hold tight to his pride. Without it, he was no more than a sellsword.George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg - The Hedge Knight
Better a beggar than a thief.George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
All men are fools, and all men are knights, where women are concerned.George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
Egg has the truth of it. Aerion's quite the monster. He thinks he's a dragon in human form, you know. That's why he was so wroth at that puppet show. A pity he wasn't born a Fossoway, then he'd think himself an apple and we'd all be a deal safer, but there you are.George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg
Why give a horse to a man who cannot ride?George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
A Hedge Knight is the truest kind of knight, Dunk. Other Knights serve the Lords who keep them, or from whom they hold their lands, but we serve where we will, for men whose causes we believe in. Every Knight swears to protect the weak, but we keep the vow the best, I think.George R. R. Martin in Tales of Dunk and Egg - The Hedge Knight