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

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Basic fact of life: no matter how far you run, you always take yourself with you.

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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?

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The easiest way to do something is properly.

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The enemy is never more unnerving than when he's invisible.

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If the world is a book, are you the hero, or just a walk-on part?

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In politics, it's what isn't said that matters.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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War is an admission of failure

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Death is to be feared because of the pain and loss it inflicts through love, and for no other reason.

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Secretly, deep down, everybody on Earth believes they can write poetry, apart from the members of the Poets' Guild, who know they can't.

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About K.J. Parker

Quotes 14 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday 1961

It doesn't matter if your ignorant so long as you can find people to know stuff for you.

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