“There’s something you are going to have to settle…”

 “There’s something you are going to have to settle in your own mind before you will be happy.  This stupid importance you attach to death.  Don’t you realize how completely trivial it is?  Two hundred years from now, you, I and every person now living in the galaxy will be dead.  What does it matter if a few are helped along and reach their destination a bit quicker? They’d do the same to you if they had the chance.”
–Angelina
The Stainless Steel Rat
written by Harry Harrison

This is one in a series of quotations.

I’ve been working, from time to time, on a book of quotations for many years.  I call it, “The Mind Boggles”, from one of my favorite quotations.  I do source quotations a bit differently from a lot of people.  In the case of a work of a fiction, I consider that the character said the line…not the author.  As a bit of an author myself (in a minor way), I can tell you…my characters definitely say things that I would never say.  These are all quotations that I’ve collected myself: I’ve read the book, seen the TV episode, and so on. 

Hope you enjoy them!

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

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