Thursday, November 08, 2007

Science Fiction Author Quote of the Day

People who put principles before people are people who hate people. They don’t much care about how well it works, just about how right it is . . . they may even like it better if it inflicts enough pain.

John Barnes, A Million Open Doors

1 comment:

Eric said...

Barnes quote struck me -- we call moral people "principled." How odd, especially since Barnes exactly characterizes the Pharisees and many (most?) other religious people. Unhappily, I've often been very "principled." Sad indeed.