History Quotes / VorkosiganSaga

21st Nov '15 10:56:55 PM WarriorDragonMage
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-> "Did you think you were dealing with an ''amateur''?"

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-> "Did "Both my parents die in political intrgue before I turned five years old. A fact you might have researched. Did you think you were dealing with an ''amateur''?"
5th Jul '15 9:29:19 AM Nigel
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'''Miles''': I'm just... wrestling with temptation.
'''Simon''': Who's winning?
'''Miles''': I think... I think I'm going for the best two falls out of three.

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-> '''Miles''': I'm just... wrestling with temptation.
-> '''Simon''': Who's winning?
-> '''Miles''': I think... I think I'm going for the best two falls out of three.



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5th Jul '15 9:27:46 AM Nigel
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-> '''Simon''': Miles? Are you all right?
'''Miles''': I'm just... wrestling with temptation.
'''Simon''': Who's winning?
'''Miles''': I think... I think I'm going for the best two falls out of three.
--> -- ''Memory''
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8th Apr '15 7:56:39 PM Dalillama
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"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."

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"The ->"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 ->But the crimes they hope to prevent in that future are imaginary. The ones they commit in the present - they are real."
8th Apr '15 7:56:00 PM Dalillama
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"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."
--> -- '''Aral Vorkosigan''', ''Shards of Honor''
25th Feb '15 12:10:14 AM NanoMoose
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---> -- '''Cordelia''' thinks this after seeing Aral smile for the first time.

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---> --> -- '''Cordelia''' thinks this after seeing Aral smile for the first time.



--> '''The [[CoolOldLady Professora]]''' demonstrates how it does not pay to rationalize in front of a historian. ''Komarr''

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--> -- '''The [[CoolOldLady Professora]]''' demonstrates how it does not pay to rationalize in front of a historian. ''Komarr''



-> '''Miles''': No? You've succeeded in terrifying ''me''.

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-> '''Miles''': No? You've succeeded in terrifying ''me''.
25th Feb '15 12:07:35 AM NanoMoose
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-> '''Gregor''': Oh, it took both hands.

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-> '''Gregor''': Oh, it took both hands.



-> '''Miles on fast-penta:''' That's out of character.

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-> '''Miles on fast-penta:''' That's out of character.



-> '''Emperor Gregor''': I know. Honorable, but stupid. You may fit right in here yet.

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-> '''Emperor Gregor''': I know. Honorable, but stupid. You may fit right in here yet.



-> '''Miles''': Mm... no, truthfully. It was more like terror at first sight. Falling in love took, oh, an hour or so.

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-> '''Miles''': Mm... no, truthfully. It was more like terror at first sight. Falling in love took, oh, an hour or so.



-> '''Miles:''' Do you consider yourself an innocent bystander?\\
-> '''Ivan:''' God knows I try to be.

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-> '''Miles:''' Do you consider yourself an innocent bystander?\\
-> '''Ivan:''' God knows I try to be.



-> '''Miles''': They'd have to catch 'em first.

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-> '''Miles''': They'd have to catch 'em first.



-> "Shopping? That's an offer seldom made to the son of my mother...."

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-> "Shopping? That's an offer seldom made to the son of my mother....mother..."



-> '''Miles''': Madame Vorsoisson, has it ever occurred to you that you may be just a touch oversocialized?

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-> '''Miles''': Madame Vorsoisson, has it ever occurred to you that you may be just a touch oversocialized?



-> '''The Professora''': Remembering my grandmother, it's possible.

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-> '''The Professora''': Remembering my grandmother, it's possible.



-> '''Professora Vorthys''': Ah, I see. So the difference between a criminal and a hero is the order in which their vile crimes are committed. And justice comes with a sell-by date. In that case, you'd better hurry. You wouldn't want your heroism to spoil.

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-> '''Professora Vorthys''': Ah, I see. So the difference between a criminal and a hero is the order in which their vile crimes are committed. And justice comes with a sell-by date. In that case, you'd better hurry. You wouldn't want your heroism to spoil.



-> '''Desplains''': Actually he trains interrogators.

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-> '''Desplains''': Actually he trains interrogators.



-> '''Rish''': Only if I can watch.

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-> '''Rish''': Only if I can watch.
25th Feb '15 12:03:33 AM NanoMoose
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->'''Aral''': You pour out honor all around you, like a fountain.
->'''Cordelia''': That's funny. I don't feel full of honor, or anything else.
->'''Aral''': Naturally. Fountains keep nothing for themselves.

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->'''Aral''': You pour out honor all around you, like a fountain.
->'''Cordelia''':
fountain.\\
'''Cordelia''':
That's funny. I don't feel full of honor, or anything else.
->'''Aral''':
else.\\
'''Aral''':
Naturally. Fountains keep nothing for themselves.



-> "- unless you happen to be carrying two pairs of swords and are prepared to, say, offer an insult to Pilot Officer Mayhew's mother, you will simply have to -ah- contain yourself."

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-> "- unless you happen to be carrying two pairs of swords and are prepared to, say, offer an insult to Pilot Officer Mayhew's mother, you will simply have to -ah- - ah - contain yourself."



-> "Being Vor is-is like wearing an invisible uniform you can never take off."

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-> "Being Vor is-is is - is like wearing an invisible uniform you can never take off."



-> "Accident? Maybe.... Your 'accidents,' I once noticed, have ways of entangling your enemies that are the green envy of mature and careful strategists."

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-> "Accident? Maybe....Maybe... Your 'accidents,' I once noticed, have ways of entangling your enemies that are the green envy of mature and careful strategists."



-> '''Miles''': "You realize, Gregor, you did this? Sabotaged the Cetagandan invasion singlehandedly?"
-> '''Gregor''': "Oh, it took both hands."

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-> '''Miles''': "You You realize, Gregor, you did this? Sabotaged the Cetagandan invasion singlehandedly?"
singlehandedly?\\
-> '''Gregor''': "Oh, Oh, it took both hands."



-> ''A Degtiar empress named Lisbet/ Trapped a satrap lord neatly in his net/ Enticed into treason/ For all the wrong reasons' He'll soon have a crash with his kismet.''

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-> ''A Degtiar empress named Lisbet/ Lisbet / Trapped a satrap lord neatly in his net/ net / Enticed into treason/ treason / For all the wrong reasons' reasons / He'll soon have a crash with his kismet.''



-> ''Stop it. These women are users, you know that. Oh, God, Let me be used...''

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-> ''Stop it. These women are users, you know that. Oh, God, Let let me be used...''



-> "-it's not how much force you use. It's where you apply it."

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-> "-it's "It's not how much force you use. It's where you apply it."



-> '''Mark to Ser Galen:''' "No. I'm not talking much."
-> '''Miles on fast-penta:''' "That's out of character."

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-> '''Mark to Ser Galen:''' "No.No. I'm not talking much."
\\
-> '''Miles on fast-penta:''' "That's That's out of character."



->"[[FamousLastWords Wait, I haven't--]]"

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->"[[FamousLastWords Wait, I haven't--]]"haven't]]--"



-> '''Lord Mark''': "I haven't asked for anything."
-> '''Emperor Gregor''': "I know. Honorable, but stupid. You may fit right in here yet."

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-> '''Lord Mark''': "I I haven't asked for anything."
\\
-> '''Emperor Gregor''': "I I know. Honorable, but stupid. You may fit right in here yet."



-> '''Taura''': "Was it love at first sight, for you?"
-> '''Miles''': "Mm... no, truthfully. It was more like terror at first sight. Falling in love took, oh, an hour or so."

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-> '''Taura''': "Was Was it love at first sight, for you?"
you?\\
-> '''Miles''': "Mm...Mm... no, truthfully. It was more like terror at first sight. Falling in love took, oh, an hour or so."



-> "It's said that [Imperial Auditors] used to be able to ride the countryside with bags of gold hanging off their saddles and almost no guards, and the bandits would secretly ride point to clear their paths,"

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-> "It's said that [Imperial Auditors] used to be able to ride the countryside with bags of gold hanging off their saddles and almost no guards, and the bandits would secretly ride point to clear their paths,"paths."



-> '''Ivan:''' "You're acting just like you do when you play Admiral Naismith, except without the Betan accent. Full tilt forward, no inhibitions, innocent bystanders scramble for their lives. I suppose you'll say terror is good for me, clears the arteries or something."
-> '''Miles:''' "Do you consider yourself an innocent bystander?"
-> '''Ivan:''' "God knows I try to be."

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-> '''Ivan:''' "You're You're acting just like you do when you play Admiral Naismith, except without the Betan accent. Full tilt forward, no inhibitions, innocent bystanders scramble for their lives. I suppose you'll say terror is good for me, clears the arteries or something."
\\
-> '''Miles:''' "Do Do you consider yourself an innocent bystander?"
bystander?\\
-> '''Ivan:''' "God God knows I try to be."



-> '''Simon''': "Do you suppose all the fish in your lake have been stolen?"
-> '''Miles''': "They'd have to catch 'em first."

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-> '''Simon''': "Do Do you suppose all the fish in your lake have been stolen?"
stolen?\\
-> '''Miles''': "They'd They'd have to catch 'em first."



-> '''Ekaterin''': "Oh. Drat."
-> '''Miles''': "Madame Vorsoisson, has it ever occurred to you that you may be just a touch oversocialized?"

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-> '''Ekaterin''': "Oh.Oh. Drat."
\\
-> '''Miles''': "Madame Madame Vorsoisson, has it ever occurred to you that you may be just a touch oversocialized?"oversocialized?



-> '''Ekaterin''' "Were the Vor lords afraid of their wives getting the drop on them?"
-> '''The Professora''': "Remembering my grandmother, it's possible."

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-> '''Ekaterin''' "Were Were the Vor lords afraid of their wives getting the drop on them?"
them?\\
-> '''The Professora''': "Remembering Remembering my grandmother, it's possible."



-> '''Foscol''': That was longer ago.

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-> '''Foscol''': That was longer ago.\\



-> '''Foscol''': "We are not terrorists."
-> '''Miles''': "No? You've succeeded in terrifying ''me''."

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-> '''Foscol''': "We We are not terrorists."
\\
-> '''Miles''': "No? No? You've succeeded in terrifying ''me''."



-> '''Tej''': "Has Morozov much special training in interrogation?"
-> '''Desplains''': "Actually he trains interrogators."

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-> '''Tej''': "Has Has Morozov much special training in interrogation?"
interrogation?\\
-> '''Desplains''': "Actually Actually he trains interrogators."



-> ''Gregor'', hed said. As if it might be just any Gregor off the street, and not, say, ''the absolute ruler of three worlds'', as far above a Great House baron as a baron was above a gutter grubber.

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-> ''Gregor'', hed he'd said. As if it might be just any Gregor off the street, and not, say, ''the absolute ruler of three worlds'', as far above a Great House baron as a baron was above a gutter grubber.



-> '''Tej''' (''to Ivan''): "I don't suppose ''you'' could sleep with Byerly...."
-> '''Rish''': "Only if I can watch."

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-> '''Tej''' (''to Ivan''): "I ''(to Ivan)'': I don't suppose ''you'' could sleep with Byerly...."
Byerly...\\
-> '''Rish''': "Only Only if I can watch."
26th Dec '14 7:46:45 AM roxana
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-->-- '''Miles'''' thoughts on his fellow Imperial War College graduates.

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-->-- '''Miles'''' thoughts on his fellow Imperial War College graduates.
graduates. ''The Vor Game''
26th Dec '14 7:45:39 AM roxana
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-> ''We don't just march on the future, we charge it.''
-->-- '''Miles'''' thoughts on his fellow Imperial War College graduates.
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