The universe never tells us if we did right or wrong. It’s more important to try to help people than to know that you did. More important that someone else’s life gets better than for you to feel good about yourself. You never know the effect you might have on someone, not really. Maybe one core thing you said haunts them forever. Maybe one moment of kindness gives them comfort or courage. Maybe you said the one thing they needed to hear. It doesn’t matter if you ever know. You just have to try.
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]
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.