“To ask questions would only draw attention to myself and my suspicions. The alternative was to find out. It took an effort to come to that conclusion. I told myself that I am a coward when acting on my own ideas, and a hero when acting on orders from the leadership, which means they are somebody else’s.”
The Yellow Faction
written by Rex Gordon
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