cover, All the Weyrs of PernThe first six of the quotations tweeted from @sueannbowling over the past week are from All the Weyrs of Pern, by Anne McCaffrey.

“It is the function of a machine to do what it is designed to do. Fandarel, approving of Aivas’ insistence on doing exactly as told.

“Success will depend on the learning of new skills and disciplines.” Aivas to the assembled Pernese, after he has told them it is possible to eradicate Thread.

“Learning is not limited to the young.” Aivis speaking to Robinton, who by this time is a very old man and painfully aware of that fact.

“Mankind has always put great faith in oracles.” Aivas to Robinton, when a crowd wishes to question it.

“The winds of change create a climate of resistance. That is to be expected.” Aivas, after it is attacked.

“A full purse can close many a mouth.” Lytol, when the talk turns to how people are getting to Southern.

“He almost missed the escape route, dismissing it as their own trail.” Roi is trying to track the escaping horses. Sue Ann Bowling, Tourist Trap.