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Liet-Kynes Quotes

Six of the best book quotes from Liet-Kynes
  1. #1
    “The willow submits to the wind and prospers until one day it is many willows—a wall against the wind. This is the willow’s purpose.”
  2. #2
    “Not the blood, sir. But all of a man’s water, ultimately, belongs to his people—to his tribe. It’s a necessity when you live near the Great Flat. All water’s precious there, and the human body is composed of some seventy percent water by weight. A dead man, surely, no longer requires that water”
  3. #3
    “He felt an offense against what his mother called his instinct for rightness. It wasn’t that Reverend Mother lied to him. She obviously believed what she said. It was something deeper, something tied to his terrible purpose.”
  4. #4
    “Growth is limited by that necessity which is present in the least amount. And, naturally, the least favorable condition controls the growth rate.”
  5. #5
    “Intelligence takes chance with limited data in an arena where mistakes are not only possible but also necessary.”
  6. #6
    “It’s a rule of ecology,” Kynes said, “that the young Master appears to understand quite well. The struggle between life elements is the struggle for the free energy of a system. Blood’s an efficient energy source.”

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