Thursday, 22 June 2017
The Hardest Thing
The Lady Regent Sandra Arminger tells everyone, including her confidential secretary, to leave her, then reflects:
"Sometimes that's the hardest thing to take...Never really being alone anymore. They're always there, listening, watching, may their dear loyal souls fry." (p. 315)
Time Patrolman Keith Denison/Cyrus the Great tells his colleague, Manse Everard:
"'Sometimes I've thought that's the hardest thing to take about this situation, never having a minute to myself. The best I can do is throw everybody out of the room I'm in; but they stick around just beyond the door, under the windows, guarding, listening. I hope their dear loyal souls fry.'" (Time Patrol, p. 81)
The Time Patrol remains an endless source of quotations and comparisons.