Frases de Lois McMaster Bujold

Lois McMaster Bujold photo
1   0

Lois McMaster Bujold

Data de nascimento: 2. Novembro 1949

Publicidade

Lois McMaster Bujold é uma escritora de ficção especulativa americana. Ela é um dos autores mais aclamados em seu campo, tendo ganhado quatro Prêmio Hugo de melhor romance, igualando o recorde de Robert A. Heinlein, sem contar seu Retro Hugo. Sua novela The Mountains of Mourning ganhou o Hugo e o Nebula. No gênero fantasia, The Curse of Chalion ganhou o Prêmio de Literatura Adulta da Mythopoeic e foi indicado para o World Fantasy Award de 2002 para melhor romance. Sua obra Paladin of Souls lhe rendeu seu quarto Hugo e segundo Nebula. Em 2011, ela foi premiada com o Prêmio Skylark. Em 2013, ela foi premiada com o Prêmio Forry.A maior parte das obras de Bujold compreendem três séries de livros separados: A Saga Vorkosigan, a série Chalion, e a série Sharing Knife.

Citações Lois McMaster Bujold

Publicidade

„Organization seemed to be the key.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga
Vorkosigan Saga, The Warrior's Apprentice (1986), Context: Organization seemed to be the key. To get huge masses of properly matched men and materials to the right place at the right time in the right order with the swiftness required to even grasp survival — to wrestle an infinitely complex and confusing reality into the abstract shape of victory — organization, it seemed, might even outrank courage as a soldierly virtue.

„Not justice, please, not justice. We would all be fools to pray for justice.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, The Curse of Chalion
The Curse of Chalion (2000), Context: "Mercy from the Father and the Mother, mercy from the Sister and the Brother, Mercy from the Bastard, five times mercy, High Ones, we beseech you."… Mercy, High Ones. Not justice, please, not justice. We would all be fools to pray for justice.

„The loonies who sought a glorious death in battle found it very early on. This rapidly cleared the chain of command of the accumulated fools.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga
Vorkosigan Saga, Borders of Infinity (1989), Context: The loonies who sought a glorious death in battle found it very early on. This rapidly cleared the chain of command of the accumulated fools. The survivors were those who learned to fight dirty, and live, and fight another day, and win, and win, and win, and for whom nothing, not comfort, or security, not family or friends or their immortal souls, was more important than winning. Dead men are losers by definition. Survival and victory. They weren't supermen, or immune to pain. They sweated in confusion and darkness. And … they won.

„Be passionate, be picky, have enough self-criticism to demand of yourself your best and not sort of let it slide by. And remember that the greatest defect any piece of fiction can have is not to be finished.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold
A Girl's World interview (2006), Context: Don't worry about that depressing old dictum "Write what you know". If you need to know something, look it up. Learn how to find out what you need to know to make it right. Be passionate, be picky, have enough self-criticism to demand of yourself your best and not sort of let it slide by. And remember that the greatest defect any piece of fiction can have is not to be finished.

„Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain?“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga
Vorkosigan Saga, Barrayar (1991), Context: But pain... seems to me an insufficient reason not to embrace life. Being dead is quite painless. Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain?

„You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga
Vorkosigan Saga, A Civil Campaign (1999), Context: You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It's a sort of entailment. Or if you don't have children of the body, it's left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one.

„Acting or reacting, we carry him in us. You can't walk away from him any more than I can. Whether you travel toward or away, he'll be the compass.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga
Vorkosigan Saga, The Warrior's Apprentice (1986), Context: Acting or reacting, we carry him in us. You can't walk away from him any more than I can. Whether you travel toward or away, he'll be the compass. He'll be the glass, full of subtle colors and astigmatisms, through which all new things will be viewed. I too have a father who haunts me, and I know.

Help us translate English quotes

Discover interesting quotes and translate them.

Start translating

„If you're trying to keep it a secret, Miles, why are you going around telling everyone"?“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga
Vorkosigan Saga, A Civil Campaign (1999), Context: Marta blinked at him with manufactured innocence. "Kareen had it from Mark. I had it from Ivan. Mama had it from Gregor. And Da had it from Pym. If you're trying to keep it a secret, Miles, why are you going around telling everyone"?

„The really unforgivable acts are committed by calm men in beautiful green silk rooms, who deal death wholesale, by the shipload, without lust, or anger, or desire, or any redeeming emotion to excuse them but cold fear of some pretended future.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga
Vorkosigan Saga, Shards of Honor (1986), Context: The really unforgivable acts are committed by calm men in beautiful green silk rooms, who deal death wholesale, by the shipload, without lust, or anger, or desire, or any redeeming emotion to excuse them but cold fear of some pretended future. But the crimes they hope to prevent in that future are imaginary. The ones they commit in the present — they are real.

„I suppose my determination to be a soldier stems from that date.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga
Vorkosigan Saga, Shards of Honor (1986), Context: I suppose my determination to be a soldier stems from that date. I mean the real thing, not the parades and the uniforms and the glamour, but the logistics, the offensive advantage, the speed and surprise — the power. A better-prepared, stronger, tougher, faster, meaner son-of-a-bitch than any who came through that door.

„They weren't supermen, or immune to pain. They sweated in confusion and darkness. And … they won.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga
Vorkosigan Saga, Borders of Infinity (1989), Context: The loonies who sought a glorious death in battle found it very early on. This rapidly cleared the chain of command of the accumulated fools. The survivors were those who learned to fight dirty, and live, and fight another day, and win, and win, and win, and for whom nothing, not comfort, or security, not family or friends or their immortal souls, was more important than winning. Dead men are losers by definition. Survival and victory. They weren't supermen, or immune to pain. They sweated in confusion and darkness. And … they won.

„All great human deeds both consume and transform their doers. Consider an athlete, or a scientist, or an artist, or an independent business creator. In the service of their goals they lay down time and energy and many other choices and pleasures; in return, they become most truly themselves.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold
Context: All great human deeds both consume and transform their doers. Consider an athlete, or a scientist, or an artist, or an independent business creator. In the service of their goals they lay down time and energy and many other choices and pleasures; in return, they become most truly themselves. A false destiny may be spotted by the fact that it consumes without transforming, without giving back the enlarged self. Becoming a parent is one of these basic human transformational deeds. By this act, we change our fundamental relationship with the universe — if nothing else, we lose our place as the pinnacle and end-point of evolution, and become a mere link. The demands of motherhood especially consume the old self, and replace it with something new, often better and wiser, sometimes wearier or disillusioned, or tense and terrified, certainly more self-knowing, but never the same again. Cordelia's Honor (1996), "Author's Afterword"

„The trick is to try and know as much as possible.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold
A Girl's World interview (2006), Context: I don't take information and experience into my mind in that organized a fashion, but when I want to bring it out, somehow it's there. You write what you know because — like there's another choice? The trick is to try and know as much as possible.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

Autores parecidos

Arthur Conan Doyle photo
Arthur Conan Doyle27
escritor e médico escocês
Upton Sinclair photo
Upton Sinclair1
Escritor, romancista e reformador social norte-americano
Aniversários de hoje
Michel De Montaigne photo
Michel De Montaigne71
1533 - 1592
Ernest Renan photo
Ernest Renan42
1823 - 1892
Daniel Boorstin photo
Daniel Boorstin3
1914 - 2004
Aurélio Buarque de Holanda photo
Aurélio Buarque de Holanda1
crítico literário, lexicógrafo, filólogo, professor, tradut… 1910 - 1989
Outros 50 aniversários hoje