John Barnes Quotes

Once you’re in the OSP for a while, you’ll learn to take an insult that you’d think was a matter for a duel without limit, smile politely, wait years if need be, and avenge it when the very best time arrives – or hold your revenge forever. Not as immediately satisfying as the Occitan way, […]

Never, never, never turn down a chance to talk to anyone who wants to tell you things, unless it’s a deliberate strategy to extract more information later. There are no uninformative informants. The ignoramus’s structure of ignorance will look very much like his culture’s structure of knowledge. The fool’s folly will be a bad copy […]