Aaron Allston Quotes

Luck consists largely of hanging on by your fingernails until things start to go your way.

Aaron Allston

The difference between tragedy and comedy: Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else, while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else.

Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.

Sometimes to heal, you must first get hurt.

Aaron Allston

If you hack the Vatican server, have you tampered in God’s domain?

The chief difference between horror fans and science fiction fans lies in why they won’t walk backwards. A horror fan won’t walk backwards because he knows he’ll be knifed by a madman. A science fiction fan won’t walk backwards because he knows he’ll step on the cat.

Feminism is sort of like God. Many people profess to believe in it, but no one seems to be able to define it to everyone’s satisfaction.

Aaron Allston

When all else fails, complicate matters

Life is like an analogy.

There are two types of people in the world, and I’m one of them.

The good thing about being Dr. Frankenstein is that you can always make new friends.

I’m content to stand on tradition. I’m even more content to wipe my feet on it.

There are times when the end justifies the means. But when you build an argument based on a whole series of such times, you may find that you’ve constructed an entire philosophy of evil.” –Luke Skywalker

I really can’t complain about actresses who get paid to be dumb. Most of us can’t get paid to be smart.

Oh, wonderful. I killed his father. He hates me. He knows how to make bombs. Come on, Wedge, how does this story end?

I marked their location in case Kell wanted to blow them up or something.” “I don’t have to blow up everything I see. I just like to.

Ennui and lethargy are waging a war inside me.

No one pays me to be nice.

Definition of ‘Free’: You pay for it whether or not you elect to receive it.

The analysis of the thing is not the thing itself.

No, they can’t. They can’t be Luke Skywalker.

No, General. I’m not your subordinate. And what I’m coming dangerously close to is violence. -General Wedge Antilles.

Aaron Allston

Tycho, we’re about to achieve a tremendous victory we don’t want.” “We’ll put that in your biography. General Antilles was so good he couldn’t fail when he tried to.” “Thanks.” Wedge & Tycho

That was interesting.” “He deliberately countermanded one of my orders.” “He was furtive.” “Sneaky, even.” “We’ll make a Rebellion-style pilot of him yet.” Tycho & Wedge (about Jag)

And unlike the rest of you, he hasn’t yet time to ruin his career or his mind.” “Then he won’t do. Send him home. Get us another lunatic.” “Excuse me!” [hopping up to stand in his seat] “Elassar Targon, master of the universe, reporting for duty!” “I withdraw my objection.