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Quotes from Anne McCaffrey

These are the contexts of the quotes tweeted from @sueannbowling from March 14 though March 20, 2013.

cover, All the Weyrs of Pern“Can you do more than act with honor?” Anne McCaffrey, All the Weyrs of Pern. Ruth, the white dragon, speaking to Jaxsom after he has made the decision to exile Master Robinton’s kidnappers.

“Everything takes longer and costs more.” Anne McCaffrey, All the Weyrs of Pern. Hamian, who has to try to manufacture the space suits.

Cover, The Dolphins of Pern “Evolutionary change takes much longer than twenty-five hundred Turns.” Anne McCaffrey, The Dolphins of Pern. Aivas is speaking to Master Alemi, explaining that the reason that the dolphins look the same on tapes from Earth as they due currently on Pern is because so little time has passed (in evolutionary terms.)

“Courtesy is essential in all dealings with humans.” Anne McCaffrey, The Dolphins of Pern. Aivas, responding after Alemi comments “You’re very polite, for a machine.”

“Some basic skills did not change.” Anne McCaffrey, The Dolphins of Pern. Some things have been lost on Pern, but others, such as fishing methods, stayed very much the same.

“Knowledge is sometimes two-edged.” Anne McCaffrey, The Dolphins of Pern. Menolly is wondering whether all the knowledge they are receiving from Aivas is not potentially a problem.

“Something back there is going to eat us.” Bowling, “Horse Power.” The way Roi expresses the feelings of a stampeding herd of Silkies.

Quotes from Anne McCaffrey

These quotes were tweeted from @sueannbowling over the last week. The first six quotations are from All the Weyrs of Pern, by Anne McCaffrey.

cover, All the Weyrs of Pern“Who has ever controlled rumor?” Robinton to Lessa, after which he points out that while he has spread rumors, he has never been able to control how they turn out.

“Food was so often a sovereign remedy.” Lessa’s thoughts when the feasting starts after Impression, helping to console the unsuccessful candidates.

“People don’t change. React first, think later, regret at leisure.” Seball, telling Menolly what he has learned from Aivas’ historical records.

“We’re dealing with fearful men, and they’re more dangerous.” Seball’s comment when they realize that the Abominators might go so far as to kidnap Master Robinton.

“There is always an alternative course of action.” Aivas, after the silicone fluid has allowed the Waldo glove to be used and Manotti asks what they would have done if it didn’t work.

“The most important piece of equipment in the laboratory is your brain.” Aivas, speaking to those who are dissecting Thread.

“I just hope it’s still a happy place for our children when they’re grown.” Bowling, “Horse Power.” Amber is worrying about the way the Horizon Company seems to be forcing the colonists into debt slavery.

Quotes from Anne McCaffrey

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.

Quotes from Anne McCaffrey

cover, White DragonQuotes tweeted from November 29th through December 4th were all by Anne McCaffrey, but from three different books.

“We can always cut forest down, but you can’t build it back up so easily.” The White Dragon, by Anne McCaffrey. A group of northern dragonriders and builders is planning a new house in Southern for Robinton, and intend to start by removing all greenery. Sharra sets them straight.

“Neither human nature nor human needs have changed since the earliest Records we have.” The White Dragon, by Anne McCaffrey. Robinton, arguing that the Ancestors would have divided space into work and storage areas much as was done in his own day.

cover, The Renegades of Pern“In the dancing square, all were equal.” The Renegades of Pern, Anne McCaffrey. Jaygee is hoping to see more of the dark-haired girl who appears to be a Benden fosterling.

“Anyone with any sense stays out of the hot!” The Renegades of Pern, Anne McCaffrey. Jaygee, settled in to Southern continent, has become used to the idea of resting through the heat of the day.

cover, All the Weyrs of Pern“Why ignore useful things?” The Renegades of Pern, Anne McCaffrey. Piemur and Jancis are having a bit of a disagreement about using things the Ancients left behind.

“It must be nice to know everything.” All the Weyrs of Pern, Anne McCaffrey. Piemur, after Aivas states it has a list of everything stored.

“There were certain rules of civilized behavior we had to follow.” Homecoming, Sue Ann Bowling. Cinda is explaining the beginnings of the Confederation to Marna.