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    If you want to catch something, running after it isn't always the best way.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: running 
     
    It's a bizarre but wonderful feeling, to arrive dead center of a target you didn't even know you were aiming for.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    I am who I choose to be. I have always been what I chose, though not always what I pleased.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    The will to be stupid is a very powerful force, but there are always alternatives.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: powerful 
     
    Events may be horrible or inescapable. Men have always a choice - if not whether, then how, they may endure.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: men  choice 
     
    I'm not getting it all sorted, she worried. I'm not getting it right. You are brilliant, the Voice reassured her. It is imperfect. So are all things trapped in time. You are brilliant, nonetheless. How fortunate for Us that We thirst for glorious souls rather than faultless ones, or We should be parched indeed, and most lonely in Our perfect righteousness. Carry on imperfectly, shining Ista.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: time  soul  right 
     
    If you make it plain you like people, it's hard for them to resist liking you back.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: people 
     
    I need words that mean more than they mean, words not just with height and width, but depth and weight and, and other dimensions that I cannot even name.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    You try to give away what you want yourself.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    Aim high. You may still miss the target, but at least you won't shoot your foot off.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    Change is possible.' 'Change is inevitable.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    Since no one is perfect, it follows that all great deeds have been accomplished out of imperfection. Yet they were accomplished, somehow, all the same.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    When you give each other everything, it becomes an even trade. Each wins all.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    It's an ancient and honorable term for the final step in any engineering project. Turn it on, see if it smokes.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: smoke 
     
    All great human deeds both consume and transform their doers. Consider an athlete, a scientist, an artist, or an entrepreneur. In service of their goals, they lay down time, energy and many other choices and pleasures; in return, they become most truly themselves. A false destiny may be spotted by the fact that it consumes without transforming, without giving back the enlarged self.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: people  honor 
     
    If you can't be seven feet tall, be seven feet smart.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: smart 
     
    Don't wish to be normal. Wish to be yourself. To the hilt. Find out what you're best at, and develop it, and hopscotch your weaknesses. Wish to be great at whatever you are.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: wishes  weakness 
     
    The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: justice  living 
     
    Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize. The one thing you can't trade for your heart's desire is your heart.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: desires  heart 
     
    There are always survivors at a massacre. Among the victors, if nowhere else.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    I'm very interested in the impact of biotechnology on the way people live.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: people  live 
     
    Exile, for no other motive than ease, would be the last defeat, with no seed of future victory in it.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: future  victory 
     
    I think 99 percent of women's lib comes from technology making different kinds of lives possible, and then the social adjustment follows the technology - it doesn't precede it.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: live  technology 
     
    I spent my 20s working in patient care at a large university hospital, an experience that has informed all my work and has given me a lot of human observation to draw on.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    I began my writing career in a very isolated place and time.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: time  career  writing 
     
    I've described my usual writing process as scrambling from peak to peak on inspiration through foggy valleys of despised logic. Inspiration is better when you can get it.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: process  logic  writing 
     
    For me, writing is more a process of discovering the book than planning it.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: process  writing  book 
     
    Hi, I'm a hero, but I can't tell you why. It's classified.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: hero 
     
    Adversity does teach who your real friends are.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: friends  adversity  real 
     
    The real unforgivable acts are committed by calm men in beautiful green silk rooms, who deal death wholesale, by the shipload, without lust, without anger, or desire, or any redeeming emotion to excuse them but cold fear of some pretended future. But the crimes they hope to prevent in that future are imaginary. The ones they commit in the present - they are real.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    Surely only correct understanding could lead to correct action.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    What you are is a question only you can answer.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: questions 
     
    A good friend of my son's is a son to me.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: friends  son 
     
    Most people go through their whole lives without killing anybody. False argument.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: people  live 
     
    Honor is what you know about yourself.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: honor 
     
    My home is not a place, it is people.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: people 
     
    An honor is not diminished for being shared.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: honor 
     
    One step at a time, I can walk around the world. Watch me.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: time  world 
     
    Honesty is the only way with anyone, when you'll be so close as to be living inside each other's skins.
    — Lois McMaster Bujold
    tags: living  honesty 
     
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