The ChrysalidsBook - 1958
The Chrysalids is a post-nuclear story of genetic mutation in a devastated world, which tells of the lengths the intolerant will go to to keep themselves pure.
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“But when people are used to believing a thing is such-and-such a way, and the preachers want them to believe that that’s the way it is; it’s trouble you get, not thanks, for upsetting their ideas.”
The static, the enemy of change, is the enemy of life, and therefore our implacable enemy.
We are not shut away into individual cages from which we can reach out only with inadequate words.
...you can be your own selves. You don't have to live a pretence. You don't have to watch yourself every moment, and think twice whenever you open your mouths.
Words have to be chosen, and then interpreted; but thought-shapes you feel, inside you...
"You can't lie when you talk with your thoughts."
"If you run away from a thing just because you don't like it, you don't like what you find either. Now, running TO a thing, that's a different matter."
"When you do go ashore you never know how the local deviations are going to take you"
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