There's an argument for saying that brave men deserve what they get, but it's a serious business forcing cowards to stand in harm's way.— K.J. Parker
The most delighting K.J. Parker quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
Basic fact of life: no matter how far you run, you always take yourself with you.
That was the truly horrifying thing about it: the sense of time as an enemy, to be fought tooth and nail--but there was so much of it; you killed an hour, but what good did that do when there were thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions more hours just waiting to take its place?
The easiest way to do something is properly.
The enemy is never more unnerving than when he's invisible.
If the world is a book, are you the hero, or just a walk-on part?
In politics, it's what isn't said that matters.
If there's a truth and nobody knows it, is it still true? Or is it like a light burning in a locked, shuttered house that nobody will ever get to see?
Faith comes in different tempers: there's the hard, brittle faith that shatters when it meets an obstacle it can't cut through, and the tough, springy faith that bounces off unchipped.
A wise man once said that any human being is capable of infinite achievement, so long as it’s not the work they’re supposed to be doing.
War is an admission of failure
Death is to be feared because of the pain and loss it inflicts through love, and for no other reason.
Secretly, deep down, everybody on Earth believes they can write poetry, apart from the members of the Poets' Guild, who know they can't.
It doesn't matter if your ignorant so long as you can find people to know stuff for you.