“You shall learn, animal, to…”

“You shall learn, animal, to suffer far worse from your master.  Absolute and instantaneous obedience to my every whim is the only course of behavior that will insure that similar experiences occur but seldom.  Learn to anticipate my wishes and to act before  prodded into action if you dislike the prod so much.  Remember that there exists no portion of your being–body, mind, or soul–that I cannot violate in any manner, at any time, if only to amuse myself.”
–Zhu Kor, Last of the Mind Wizards
Ylana of Callisto
writen by John Dark, published under the name of Lin Carter

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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