cover Moreta: Dragonlady of PernThese are the lines quoted last week from @sueannbowling, with their contexts.

“The fool who treats himself has only a fool for a patient.” Anne McCaffrey, Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern. Desdra to Masterhealer Caspiam, when he is sick and arguing with her on medications.

“The resolute man accepts misfortune and endeavors to survive, mature and improve because of it.” Anne McCaffrey, Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern. Caspiam speaking to Alessan, assuring him that the epidemic is not his fault.

“One is always more sorry for the things one didn’t do than the things one has done.” Anne McCaffrey, Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern. Moreta, during the needlethorn expedition when Alessan remarks that she had been clever to bring mixed pairs – which include Moreta and Alessan.

Cover, Nerilka's Story“What matter the motives, hidden or open?” Anne McCaffrey, Nerilka’s Story. Nerilka arguing with herself that her determination to help nurse the sick at Ruatha is no less valid because she has long wanted to go there.

Cover, Masterharper of Pern“It doesn’t cost anything to be gracious, no matter where you are or what you’re doing.”  Anne McCaffrey, The Masterharper of Pern. Something Robinton’s mother often told him.

“Modesty is all very well and good, but don’t let it get in your way.” Anne McCaffrey, The Masterharper of Pern. Masterharper Genell to Robinton, as he is deciding where to send him for his first assignment as a journeyman.

“If we start saying the water distribution system is unsafe, they’ll get their water from sources we know are unsafe.” Sue Ann Bowling, Tourist Trap. Anden, the administrator on Eversummer, when Marna suggests that the plague they are facing may be waterborne.

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