"There's a point, around the age of twenty, when you have to choose whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life, or to make a virtue of your peculiarities." ~ Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed
“If you believe you have control, then you believe you’re at the top. And if you’re at the top, then people who aren’t like you… well, they’ve got to be somewhere lower, right? Every species does this. Does it again and again and again.” ~ Becky Chambers, A Closed and Common Orbit
“He never complicates a desire by overthinking it, unlike Mirabelle, who spins a cocoon around an idea until it is immobile.” ~ Steve Martin, Shopgirl
“All you can do, Rosemary–all any of us can do–is work to be something positive instead. That is a choice that every sapient must make every day of their life. The universe is what we make of it. It’s up to you to decide what part you will play.” ~ Becky Chambers, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
“I am old, but the word to me means familiar, comfortable. Accustomed after long and venerable use. Not dilapidated and useless.” ~ Sherwood Smith, Treason’s Shore
“Nothing is invented, for it’s written in nature first. Originality consists of returning to the origin.” ~Dan Brown, Origin
"'Wayne's a little attached to that hat,' Waxillium said. 'He thinks it's lucky.'
Wayne: 'It is lucky. I ain't never died while wearing that hat.'" ~ Brandon Sanderson, Alloy of Law