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Old Man's War

John Scalzi

Top 10 Best Quotes

“For as much as I hate the cemetery, I’ve been grateful it’s here, too. I miss my wife. It’s easier to miss her at a cemetery, where she’s never been anything but dead, than to miss her in all the places where she was alive.”

“Now, you may think that this is some sort of generalized hatred that I will carry for the lot of you. Let me assure you that this is not the case. Each of you will fail, but you will fail in your own unique way, and therefore I will dislike each of you on an individual basis.”

“Damn real live people, getting in the way of peaceful ideals.”

“I'm not insane, sir. I have a finely calibrated sense of acceptable risk.”

“I did two things on my seventy-fifth birthday. I visited my wife's grave. Then I joined the army. Visiting Kathy's grave was the less dramatic of the two.”

“What is it like when you lose someone you love?" Jane asked. "You die, too. And you wait around for your body to catch up.”

“Do not mourn me, friends I fall as a shooting star Into the next life”

“The problem with aging is not that it's one damn thing after another—it's every damn thing, all at once, all the time.”

“When you're a teenager and you're in love, it's obvious to everyone but you and the person you're in love with.”

“Guns don’t kill people. The aliens behind the triggers do.”

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