"So when I walked into the greenhouse and said hello to this myna bird, and it replied, 'Hello, Rydra, it's a fine day and I'm happy,' I knew immediately that it was lying" (156)
"Because I am," he said softly, "and you are" (163)
"...fear tactics won't work."
"Algol, Onoff, and Fortran, with the help of a barber and the fact that it's Wednesday." (209)