Author has written 5 stories for Mass Effect.
Since my profile looks so empty, time to fill it with some quotes. Most of them reflect the same certain attitude, and one can say it is the same attitude also reflected in the TFHS series... So, in no particular order:
"People who put principles before people are people who hate people."
"Fiat Iustitia Ruat Caelum" - Let Justice be done, though the heavens may fall.
"Lex iniustia non est lex" - An unjust law is no law
"Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought honorably. And Rhaegar died."
"We all turn to shit when we die. But not all of us are shit before."
"The Grand Cleric cannot help you. I will not stand by and watch you treat all mages like criminals while those who would lead us bow to their Templar jailors. The Circle has failed us, Orsino. Even you should be able to see that. The time has come to act. There can be no half measures. There can be no turning back. There can be no peace. [...] I removed the chance of compromise, because there is no compromise. [...] We were already doomed. A quick death now or a slow one later, I rather go down fighting"
"The personal, as everyone’s so fucking fond of saying, is political. So if some idiot politician, some power player, tries to execute policies that harm you or those you care about, take it personally. Get angry. The Machinery of Justice will not serve you here – it is slow and cold, and it is theirs, hardware and soft-. Only the little people suffer at the hands of Justice; the creatures of power slide from under it with a wink and a grin. If you want justice, you will have to claw it from them. Make it personal. Do as much damage as you can. Get your message across. That way, you stand a better chance of being taken seriously next time. Of being considered dangerous. And make no mistake about this: being taken seriously, being considered dangerous marks the difference - the only difference in their eyes - between players and little people. Players they will make deals with. Little people they liquidate. And time and again they cream your liquidation, your displacement, your torture and brutal execution with the ultimate insult that it’s just business, it’s politics, it’s the way of the world, it’s a tough life and that it’s nothing personal. Well, fuck them. Make it personal."
"The human eye is a wonderful device. With a little effort, it can fail to see even the most glaring injustice."
"If they asked how I died tell them: Still angry."
"Do you hear the people sing,
"Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are."
"To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty."
"Any institution which does not suppose the people good, and the magistrate corruptible, is evil."
"Bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem"
Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act."
"Friede den Hütten! Krieg den Palästen!"
"The way of life can be free and beautiful. But we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in; machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity, more than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness."
"Soldiers: don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and enslave you, who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel, who drill you, diet you, treat you as cattle, as cannon fodder!
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it."
"Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people."
"The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win."
"Criticism of religion is the requirement for all criticism"
"Freedom is to transform the state into an institution above society to an institution below society"
"Social progress can be measured exactly according to the standing of [women]"
"The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class shall represent and repress them in parliament. "
"God did not make man in His image; on the contrary man made God in his image."
"True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice."
"A riot is the language of the unheard. "
"We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."
"One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws."
"I don't even call it violence when it's in self-defence, I call it intelligence"
"Don’t lay down our life all by itself. No, preserve your life. it’s the best thing you got. And if you got to give it up, let it be even-steven."
"I don’t usually deal with those big words because I don’t usually deal with big people. I deal with small people. I find you can get a whole lot of small people and whip hell out of a whole lot of big people. They haven’t got anything to lose, and they’ve got every thing to gain. And they’ll let you know in a minute: 'It takes two to tango; when I go, you go' "
"We want freedom now, but we’re not going to get it saying 'We Shall Overcome'. We’ve got to fight until we overcome."
"Any time you know you’re within the law, within your legal rights, within your moral rights, in accord with justice, then die for what you believe in. But don’t die alone. Let your dying be reciprocal. This is what is meant by equality. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander."
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."
"Usually, when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change. When they get angry, they aren't interested in logic, aren't interested in odds, aren't interested in consequences. When they get angry, they realize the condition that they’re in- that their suffering is unjust… and that anything they do to correct it… they’re justified."
"You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it."
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."
"A little rebellion now and then is a good thing."
"The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it."
"Nothing is settled permanently that is not settled right."
"I am not Christ or a philanthropist, old lady, I am all the contrary of a Christ... I fight for the things I believe in, with all the weapons at my disposal and try to leave the other man dead so that I don't get nailed to a cross or any other place."
"If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine."
"Justice remains the tool of a few powerful interests; legal interpretations will continue to be made to suit the convenience of the oppressor power."
"The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man on earth."
"I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man."
And some good rejection of calls for surrender...
"Peace and Capitulation" - "War and Knife"