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This mission would require a major revision in his tactics.

- Halo: The Flood, William C. Dietz

"We refilled our cups and sat."

Lord of Runes, Dave Gross

The Exchange

"[Describing chiral compounds by analogy] Hands have identical components (fingers, thumb, palms and so on) but they are arranged slightly differently on each hand, forming mirror images that cannot be superimposed onto each other (hence the labeling in chiral compounds: l- for laveo, 'left' in Latin, and d- for dextro, 'right.'"

--A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie by Kathryn Harkup.

Driving our spurs into our horses, we rushed at a gallop round the house, and in a moment we were among the ruffians.

--Anthony Hope, The Prisoner of Zenda

"They have parishes, left over from when France was running the place, and their elections are different -- the people who get into power are different."

Ganymede, Cherie Priest

During the winter of 1170-71 the newcomers repaired Dublin city's defences and build a motte castle surrounded by a deep ditch.

A History of Ireland in 250 episodes by Jonathan Bardon

Dark Archive Vendor - Fantasiapelit Tampere

"Continue your work here", he said.

-Kevin J.Anderson, Star Wars- Tales of the bounty hunters

"I mean to learn everything I can while I can," I said.

--Octavia E. Butler, The Parable of the Sower

Benedict pushed himself back up to his feet, smiling.

--Jim Butcher, The Aeronaut's Windlass

Owner - Gator Games & Hobby

Now, seeing the Roman army dispersed and labouring to set up camps, the two rival factions united their forces for a sortie in force, boiling out of the eastern and southern gateways of the city and charging across the Kidron against legio X Fretensis on the Mount of Olives.

-Si Sheppard, The Jewish Revolt AD 66-74

Sovereign Court

So, she remained where she was, assessing the situation.

Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire - Mistborn Book One

The Republican Party, however, did not oppose slavery as such--only its expansion.

--Ahmed Shawki, Black Liberation and Socialism

Considering the whole cycle, you will find that one deviation of the market price is being compensated by the other, and that, taking the average of the cycle, the market prices of commodities are regulated by their values.

--Karl Marx, Value, Price and Profit

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"Well, you ass me," the old lady said, "dat boy had sumthin wrong wi' him."

The Brotherhood of the Wheel by R S. Belcher

"He'd heard stories."

The Inexplicables, Cherie Priest

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"After 9/11, SEALs began training to deal with the places Islamic terrorists were most likely to be located--Afghanistan number one, and then the Middle East and Africa."

American Sniper, The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. History, Chris Kyle

A good riding horse was much more expensive than a slave, as its price at the time of Aristophanes was about twelve minae, or almost $250.

--Karl Kautsky, Foundations of Christianity: A Study in Christian Origins

In its favor was cited the example of the Estates of Languedoc, the provincial assemblies and the assembly of Vizille.

--Georges Lefebvre, The Coming of the French Revolution

Outside, Kassia and Mercy found only Dan and their parents.

--Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents

"In London, a few days after the great Crystal Palace reception, Prime Minister Gladstone informed the hero of Suez that Her Majesty had bestowed upon him the Grand Cross of the Star of India."

David McCullough, The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914

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"Explanations involving conspiracy, greed and even stupidity are easier to generate and accept than more complex explanations that may be closer to the truth"

Douglas W. Hubbard, The Failure of Risk Management - Why It's Broken and How to Fix It

This is a fun game :)

Last 5 books in order:

He say it simple. - A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James.

"Archery? Hand to hand?" - Prince of Wolves

"I overheard a conversation between him and Koche which sounded suspicious." - Epitaph for a Spy, Eric Ambler

Its name's Bhelabher, an' its brain's in its mouth. - Escape Velocity - Christopher Stasheff

"Thank you, Mr Oakes; pray let the bosun know" - Clarrissa Oakes, Patrick O'Brian

While the leftists were trying to fight the brownshirts in the streets, the Zionists were busy collecting money for trees in Palestine.

--Lenni Brenner, Zionism in the Age of the Dictators: A Reappraisal

And yet with a few unasuming natural endowments, a great deal of time and an unfailing instinct for improvement, the makers of Britain created the most orderly cities, the handsomest provincial towns, the jauntiest seaside resorts, the stateliest homes, the most dreamily spired, cathedral-rich, castle-strewn, abbey-bedecked, folly-scattered, green-wooded, winding-laned, sheep-dotted, plumply hedgerowed, well-tended, sublimely decorated 50,318 square miles the world has ever known - almost none of it undertaken with aesthetics in mind, but all of it adding up to something that is, quite often, perfect.

Bill Bryson - The Road to Little Dribbling.

'Avicenna also suggest, although he does not put this opinion forward as irrefutable, that the power of the imagination can change or seem to change extraneous bodies, in cases where the power of the imagination is to unrestrained; and hence we gather that the power of the imagination is not to be considered as distinct from a man's other sensible powers, since it is common to them all, but to some extent it includes all those other powers."

-Malleus Maleficarum, by Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger.

I was not particularly upset that Ratso, McGovern, and Brennan knew about Uptown Judy.

--Kinky Friedman, Elvis, Jesus and Coca-Cola

Mark Anthony wrote scornfully that Augustus' great-grandfather had only been a freedman, a rope-maker from the neighbourhood of Thurii; and his grandfather, a money-changer.

Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, The Twelve Caesars

Indeed, one of the essential objections to the imprecise and unscientific handling of categories by 'vulgar' economists was their undifferentiated use of the terms 'capital' and 'capitalism' as more or less synonomous.

--Ernest Mandel, Introduction to Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, Volume 1 by Karl Marx

It is a psychological phenomenon, as old as the world, that suffering predisposes to mysticism.

--Daniel Guerin, Fascism and Big Business

"In the first scene, Proteus rhapsodizes, 'I leave myself, my friends and all, for love. / Thou, Julia, thou hast metamorphosed me' (1.1.65-6), and Speed notes of Valentine, 'now you are metamorphosed with a mistress, that when I look on you, I can hardly think you my master' (2.1.27-9)."

Introduction to the Arden Two Gentlemen of Verona, third series, ed. by William C. Carroll.

Not thrilling, though useful for me.

"If you need to know the real-world range of a weapon (for battles that don't take place on a table-top, for instance), multiply each range bracket by 2.5."

-- Shane Lacy Hensley, Savage Worlds Deluxe, Explorer's Edition

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 8

“Ah yes, my dear,” said the count, addressing the visitor and pointing to Nicholas, “his friend Boris has become an officer, and so for friendship’s sake he is leaving the university and me, his old father, and entering the military service, my dear."

-- Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace, Trans. Louise and Aylmer Maude

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Come to me from Crete to this holy temple
where is your graceful grove
of apple trees and altars fuming
with francincense.

-Smell and the Ancient Senses by Mark Bradley
(Quoting Sappho in translation)

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'At the Metropolitan Museum of New York, for example, there is no armor for the penis in the armor collection; the armor has an arch and a space where the piece to protect the penis should be, but the penis piece is missing'

Maggie Paley, 'The Book of The Penis'

And although it's actually on p.157. NFSW.:

'Those who practice autofellatio are split about the matter of ejaculation. Some like to swallow it, some like the way it feels on their skin, and some like to listen to it as it whizzes past their ears'

Listen to it as it whizzes past their ears.

Listen to it as it whizzes past their ears.


Daniel Rust wrote:

“Ah yes, my dear,” said the count, addressing the visitor and pointing to Nicholas, “his friend Boris has become an officer, and so for friendship’s sake he is leaving the university and me, his old father, and entering the military service, my dear."

-- Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace, Trans. Louise and Aylmer Maude

Let me know if you think reading this is worth the time. It's one of those books I've always been interested in, but at this point in my life, it would probably take more than a month to read (in spare moments in doctor's offices, before bed, etc.), and as much as I love classic literature, I don't want to spend that much of my time on something I might think of as 'meh', if you take my meaning.

"We cannot be other than ourselves."

Stephen R. Donaldson, The Last Dark: Book 4 of the Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant


C.J. Cherryh. Hellburner

On the pretext that they were likely to "become a public charge" as employment opportunities evaporated, both Mexicans and Mexican Americans were rounded up for deportation.

--Aviva Chomsky, Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal

All depends on the vigor of the mass offensive and the kind of leadership it gets.

--George Novack, "The role of the Transitional Program in the revolutionary process" in The Transitional Program for Socialist Revolution by Leon Trotsky

The leader shrugged.

Poul Anderson, "The Tupilak" in Flashing Swords! *4: Barbarians and Black Magicians, edited by Lin Carter.

Grand Maester Pycelle stroked his flowing white beard and nodded ponderously.

--George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

"I like you, Peter Zell," I say, carefully closing the pantry door.

--Ben H. Winters, The Last Policeman

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"Behind him, the renegade trooper unleashed blast after blast, triggering explosions in a frenzy of random damage that could only panic and confuse those on the vast vessel above them."

-- Alan Dean Foster, The Force Awakens novelization

Grand Lodge

Stunts: Better Than New!, Commonality Resource Allocation, Specialist (Commonality Tech)
- Mindjammer: The Roleplaying Game, 2nd edition

The Exchange

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"Outside Spain few people grasped that there was a revolution; inside Spain nobody doubted it."
-- George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia

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"Never really need one anyway, except for running."
-- Elizabeth Bear, Hammered

"Even through the grime of ages, they could see that it was a glorious weapon, the hilt intricately set with jewels, the whole of it golden, large and heavy so that it would deal a mighty blow."
-- Nancy Springer, The Silver Sun

"If Cat was her intermediary, the information had to be good."
-- Robert N. Charrette, Shadowrun: Find Your Own Truth

Both proceeds of a used bookstore in the Charlotte, NC airport. I would have bought more, but my carry-on bags were stuffed as it was. :)

Huh, I can't remember what city it was in, but I had a great time in a used book store in a North Carolina airport back in the mid-90s. Got a bunch of Gore Vidal novels, as I recall. Was it honor system?


It was the time when Russia constituted the last great reserve of European reaction, when the United States absorbed the surplus proletarian forces of Europe through immigration.

--Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, "Preface to the Russian Edition of 1882", The Communist Manifesto

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"Asked how this had happened, they replied that there had been a plague, 'and some Christians among them had suggested doing this [to bring divine protection], and from that time their country had been safe.'

--Peter Frankopan, The Silk Roads, A New History of the World

"What're we going to do?" said Agnes.
--Terry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum

He cleared his throat.
--Steven Brust, Dzur

Pathfinder Adventure Subscriber

"His thin, wretched voice snagged and caught as it came out of his throat."

--Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky
(Second sentence would've been, "Are you going to stab me, then?"

"He kept the plane low, to avoid enemy radar, and skimmed across the Normandy coast at treetop height."

--Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth L Powell
(First sentence - "A couple of hours after the ninja attack at the aerodrome, Ack-Ack Macaque took to the skies again, this time at the controls of a twin-engine de Haviland troop carrier, with Mindy Morris, the new Scottish recruit, perched in the co-pilot's chair.")

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" - Over the Andes by Jeep - "
--Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl

"I handle the rammer, sir."
-- Hornblower and the Hotspur by C.S. Forester

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