Most popular quotes from the most popular dystopian authors

Have you ever pondered a popular quote from a popular author? Ever read something and thought Wow! That's just too good not to share? Thanks to the miracles of modern technology, now anyone can share a special quote with everyone.

Of course, just because you find interesting or poignant, that doesn't mean others will, right? Well, what if lots of people find the same quote interesting?

Here's a summary of the top 2 most popular quotes taken from the most popular dystopian titles as reported by Kindle readers...

Have you ever pondered a popular quote from a popular author? One of the great things about reading fiction is today's modern age is the fact that very many more people can share their love of books.
Have you ever pondered a popular quote from a popular author? One of the great things about reading fiction is today's modern age is the fact that very many more people can share their love of books.

1) We were born of risen apes, not fallen angels, and the apes were armed killers besides. And so what shall we wonder at? Our murders and massacres and missiles, and our irreconcilable regiments? Or our treaties whatever they may be worth; our symphonies however seldom they may be played; our peaceful acres, however frequently they may be converted to battlefields; our dreams however rarely they may be accomplished. The miracle of man is not how far he has sunk but how magnificently he has risen.

2) the nature of compromise was that no one was happy. That’s how you knew a fair deal had been reached.

Written in Fire
- Marcus Sakey

1) The world would be a better place if people stopped voting for folksy candidates they could have a beer with and started voting for people smarter than they are.

2) No matter how smoothly you tossed a stone into water, there were always ripples.

Brilliance
- Marcus Sakey

1) Cooper had a theory about personality. Most people considered personality to be a singular identity. Malleable, sure, but essentially cohesive. But he tended to see people as more of a chorus. Every stage in life added a voice to that chorus. The different iterations of himself—lonely military brat, cocky teenager, faithful soldier, young husband, dedicated father, relentless hunter—they all existed within him.

2) Left untended, the holes through which freedom escapes widen. When politicians restrict our rights in order to “protect us,” freedom is lost. When the military refuses to disclose basic facts, freedom is lost. Worst of all, when fear becomes a part of our lives, we willingly surrender freedom for a promise of safety, as if freedom weren’t the very basis of safety.

A Better World
- Marcus Sakey

1) We grew together, and now are grown. In her eyes, I see my heart. In her breath, I hear my soul. She is my land. She is my kin. My love.

2) The Gray soldiers prowl the cities ensuring order, ensuring obedience to the hierarchy. The Whites arbitrate their justice and push their philosophy. Pinks pleasure and serve in highColor homes. Silvers count and manipulate currency and logistics. Yellows study the medicines and sciences. Greens develop technology. Blues navigate the stars. Coppers run the beauracracy. Every Color has a purpose. Every Color props up the Golds.

Red Rising
- Pierce Brown

1) Forget a man’s name and he’ll forgive you. Remember it, and he’ll defend you forever.

2) Government is never the solution, but it is almost always the problem.

Morning Star
- Pierce Brown

1) Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark.

2) Friendships take minutes to make, moments to break, years to repair,

Golden Sun
- Pierce Brown

1) People who live in glass houses should shut the f*ck up.

2) No one in the world ever gets what they want and that is beautiful.

Ready Player One
- Ernest Cline

1) It was actually a regular match that Battle had coated with clear nail polish. The polish made the tip essentially waterproof.

2) sugar liquefied when mixed with any fluid, including blood. If poured into a wound, it pulled the moisture from tissue exposed to bacteria, killing or lessening the chance for infection.

Canyon
- Tom Abrahams

1) There are some key things which keep order. If they don’t exist, society collapses. And it can happen quickly. Those things are resources, capital, waste, and production. They create a chain that binds a society together. If any one of them, or all of them, weaken or disappear, the chain breaks. Society breaks.

2) sliced the top from a plastic party popper, held the plastic-sheathed fuse at the top of the popper, and poured in a vial of gunpowder. He slid a cherry bomb into the bottom of the popper top and then attached it to the fishing thread. He checked the knots at both ends and then wrapped it with electrical tape. He cut an extra foot-long piece of thread and knotted one end to the longer string.

Home
- Tom Abrahams

1) you can’t save people from the world. There’s nowhere else to take them.

2) It’s like before the Breakdown people used to spend their whole lives making cocoons for themselves out of furniture and ornaments and books and toys and pictures and any kind of shit they could find. As though they hoped they’d be born out of the cocoon as something else.

The Girl With All The Gifts
- M. R. Carey

1) I’m talking about these people who’ve ended up in one life instead of another and they are just so disappointed. Do you know what I mean? They’ve done what’s expected of them. They want to do something different but it’s impossible now, there’s a mortgage, kids, whatever, they’re trapped.

2) First we only want to be seen, but once we’re seen, that’s not enough anymore. After that, we want to be remembered.

Station Eleven
- Emily St. John Mandel

1) If I could put my finger on the moment we genuinely f*cked ourselves, it was the moment we decided that data was something you could use words like believe or disbelieve around.

2) Anyway, the thing he said that stuck with me was that people are alone here in America. They’re all alone. And they don’t trust anyone except themselves, and they don’t rely on anyone except themselves.

The Water Knife
- Paolo Bacigalupi

1) Is Blackstone Technologies really a cure for the woes of the world, or are we being gently brought to our knees by an iron hand wrapped soft in poisonous promises of a glorious future?

2) I feel so stupid to have expected so much from a man who has promised me nothing.

Infinity Lost
- S. Harrison

1) Clinging to an idealized past was a poison of sorts, that bastard Nostalgia, making people think there was a better time and place if they could just get back to it.

2) those years in a man’s twenties when he shrugs off the shelter of youth and before he has bothered to erect his own. The tent-less years. The bright and blinding years in which men wander as the planets do.

Sand Omnibus
- Hugh Howey

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Have you ever pondered a popular quote from a popular author? One of the great things about reading fiction is today's modern age is the fact that very many more people can share their love of books.
Have you ever pondered a popular quote from a popular author? One of the great things about reading fiction is today's modern age is the fact that very many more people can share their love of books.

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Have you ever pondered a popular quote from a popular author? One of the great things about reading fiction is today's modern age is the fact that very many more people can share their love of books.
Have you ever pondered a popular quote from a popular author? One of the great things about reading fiction is today's modern age is the fact that very many more people can share their love of books.

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