I don’t ever remember a time when Earth, Mars and the Belt weren’t fighting. The sides change sometimes. What we think we’re fighting for. Who we tell ourselves are the good people. But it just seems we can’t ever stop fighting war after war after war. It’s part of being human. An ugly part, but I don’t think it will ever change. Technology certainly hasn’t changed it. Guns. Railguns. Nuclear bombs. No weapon ever brings peace.
If you want to die, I can’t stop you. But there is a path from where you are to where I am. All we did was buy you a little time. You decide what you want to do with it.[to Lucia]