“To ask questions would only draw attention to…”

“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.”
–G. Berkeley
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

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