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Favourite quotes from books

Here is a selected list of some of my favourite quotes from the various books that I've read.

"Tardiness is mental slovenliness and is inappropriate for a Starfleet officer."
(Admiral Riker, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Imzadi)

"Data... Remember the other day? When you pushed the doctor into the water? That was funny. Damned funny. And do not let anyone else tell you otherwise."
(Worf, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Triangle (Imzadi 2))

"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends."
(Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)

"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."
(Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)

"I never lie. Not to you. Not to anyone. To lie is to diminish one's own feeling of self-worth."
(Arthur Penn, Knight Life)

"I don't have to ask how you are: I can tell just by looking at you. Do you really believe that twenty years or more of your emotions and basic outlook telling your facial muscles how to behave, eighteen hours or so a day, doesn't leave any traces? It takes time ... but it's just like water on stone, and just as impossible to erase once it's done ... except by changing the mind inside the face. And sometimes not even then."
(Riker's command-psych academy instructor, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Dark Mirror)

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