Quotes by Robert Jackson Bennett

"And Olvos said to them: “Why have you done this, my children? Why is the sky wreathed with smoke? Why have you made war in far places, and shed blood in strange lands?

And they said to Her: “You blessed us as Your people, and we rejoiced, and were happy. But we found those who were not Your people, and they would not become Your people, and they were willful and ignorant of You. They would not open their ears to Your songs, or lay Your words upon their tongues. So we dashed them upon the rocks and threw down their houses and shed their blood and scattered them to the winds, and we were right to do so. For we are Your people. We carry Your blessings. We are Yours, and so we are right. Is this not what You said?”

And Olvos was silent.

"Forgetting... is a beautiful thing. When you forget, you remake yourself... For a caterpillar to become a butterfly, it must forget it was a caterpillar at all. Then it will be as if the caterpillar never was & there was only ever a butterfly."

"The Divine may have created many hells", he says, "but I think they pale beside what men create for themselves."

"My definition of an adult is someone who lives their life aware they are sharing the world with others. My definition of an adult is someone who knows the world was here before they showed up and that it'll be here well after they walk away from it.

My definition of an adult, in other words, is someone who lives their life with a little fucking perspective."

"What a tremendous sin impatience is, he thinks. It blinds us to the moment before us, and it is only when that moment has passed that we look back and see it was full of treasures."

Books by Robert Jackson Bennett

  • Mr. Shivers
  • 2,197 ratings
  • January 1st 2010 by Orbit

    (first published December 2nd 2009)

  • The Troupe
  • 2,041 ratings
  • February 21st 2012 by Orbit
  • Vigilance
  • 1,355 ratings
  • January 29th 2019 by Tordotcom
  • The Company Man
  • 971 ratings
  • April 11th 2011 by Orbit

    (first published October 23rd 2009)

Robert Jackson Bennett
  • Robert Jackson Bennett