“Anything easily had is rarely worth having.” Sallah Telgar, musing on having fixed on the most difficult male in the colony as a possible mate.
“Sometimes the duties to which rank entitles me are more than its worth.” Emily Boll is talking to Paul Benden, just as Nabi Nabol and Bart Lemos are leaving on their ill-fated try to examine Thread
“They’re ours, and we belong to them.” Sean reassuring Sorka as their dragons are growing up.
“I never thought there’d come a day when I wouldn’t have time for horses.” Sorka, reluctantly deciding that she cannot have horses and her dragon both, as the horses are terrified of the dragon.
“You could usually deal with intelligence.” Jim Tillik’s thoughts on discovering that Thread is a natural hazard, not due to some alien intelligence.
“One can even become accustomed to living beneath a volcano.” Admiral Benden’s remark when it becomes apparent that the volcano they live under is about to blow. (This situation is chillingly similar to those of several large cities today.)
“The planet’s name must have been picked out by a publicity agent.” Bowling, Tourist Trap. Marna is feeling rather jaundiced about the planet named Eversummer. (The early Norse settlers of Greenland probably felt the same way.)
By the way, the new red-orange badge on the right sidebar is for the 2012 WordCount Blogathon — a group of us who are blogging daily this May. There are 251 of us at the hashtag #blog2012. I’ve put in a page (at the top) with all of this year’s participants.