Author has written 22 stories for Avatar, Bourne series, Inheritance Cycle, Artemis Fowl, StarCraft, Halo, Gunnerkrigg Court, Legend of Korra, Avatar: Last Airbender, Lord of the Rings, and Elder Scroll series.
I met a traveler from an antique land
by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The quickest way to change a person's mind on a subject is a 138gr boat-tail.
Bolt actions speak louder than words.
One man can change the world with a bullet in the right place.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not shoot,
If you don't have time to do it right, will you have time to do it again?
My only trace is a body where a man once stood -Unknown
Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. Romans (13:11)
Do not think I have come to bring peace, but a sword. -Jesus Christ
Your eye shall not pity. It shall be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. -Deuteronomy (19:21)
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. -Matthew (5:4 & 5:9)
So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. -Luke (11:9)
Woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort.
Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry.
Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep. -Luke (6:24)
And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence. -Bertrand Russel
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Last words are for fools who haven't said enough. -Karl Marx
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
Begin at once to live, and count each new day as a new life. -Seneca the Younger
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? -Epicurus
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. -George Bernard Shaw
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire
The bible says "thou shalt not kill". Now hear this: Fuck. That. Shit.
A story. A man fires a rifle for many years and he goes to war. And afterward, he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands, love a woman, build a house, change his sons diaper, his hands remember the rifle. -Jarhead
This great evil. Where does it come from? How'd it steal into the world? What seed, what root did it grow from? Who's doin' this? Who's killin' us?
Maybe all men got one big soul where everybody's a part of. All faces are the same man, one big self. Everyone looking for salvation by himself.
The Danish philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard, defines dread as the knowledge of what you must do to prove you’re free, even if it will destroy you.
The only hope you have is to accept the fact that you're already dead. The sooner you accept that, the sooner you'll be able to function as a soldier is supposed to function: without mercy, without compassion, without remorse. All war depends upon it. -Band of Brothers, Lieutenant Speirs
"Of all the devices and inventions for the protection of treasure and circumvention of the road agent, the only one that has stood the test of time and experience is a big, ugly-tempered man with a sawed-off shotgun on the box ... [I]t is the business of the man with the sawed-off shotgun not to let [the robber] get the drop, but to blaze away as soon as he shows up. The gun is sawed off for the greater convenience of the messenger in potting road agents. It is loaded with buckshot and scatters like a charge of bribery fired into a California legislature." -The Stevens Point Journal (Wisconsin), September 9th, 1891
Through the travail of the ages,
In the form of many people
I have battled for fresh mammoth,
I have known the call to battle
I have sinned and I have suffered,
I cannot name my battles
Perhaps I stabbed our Savior
In the dimness of the shadows
While in later clearer vision
Hear the rattle of the harness
See the goal grow monthly longer,
Still more clearly as a Roman,
Once again I feel the anguish
I remember all the suffering
Once again I smell the heat sparks
In the windless, blinding stillness
Midst the spume of half a tempest
I have fought with gun and cutlass
And still later as a General
Till at last our star faded,
So but now with Tanks a'clatter
So as through a glass, and darkly
And I see not in my blindness
So forever in the future,