Aaron Alston Quotes

“I don’t have to blow up everything I see… I just like to.”
― Aaron Alston

 

“There are times when the end justifies the means. But when you build an argument based on a whole series of such times, you may find that you’ve constructed an entire philosophy of evil.” –Luke Skywalker”
― Aaron Allston

 

“Oh, wonderful. I killed his father. He hates me. He knows how to make bombs. Come on, Wedge, how does this story end?”
― Aaron Allston

 

“Rogue Squadron doesn’t run. Unless we really, really have to.”
“No, this will be Wraith Squadron’s mission.”
“We don’t mind running. Even when we don’t have to.”
― Aaron Allston

 

“Sithspit! What’s that?’
‘That’s the sun, Wedge. It’s after dawn.’
‘Well, it offends me. Turn it off.’
‘It’s a hundred thirty, hundred forty million klicks from here.’
‘Go up in your X-wing and shoot it down for me.”
― Aaron Allston

 

“Tycho, we’re about to achieve a tremendous victory we don’t want.”
“We’ll put that in your biography. General Antilles was so good he couldn’t fail when he tried to.”
“Thanks.”

Wedge & Tycho”
― Aaron Allston

 

“That was interesting.”
“He deliberately countermanded one of my orders.”
“He was furtive.”
“Sneaky, even.”
“We’ll make a Rebellion-style pilot of him yet.”

Tycho & Wedge (about Jag)”
― Aaron Allston

 

“I don’t know. Your the Jedi Master, you figure it out.”
― Aaron Allston

 

 

“I was years older than you when I became an ambassador for the first time. Remember that, Tycho? How did we get through that assignment, anyway?”
“Pretty much, we opened fire on everyone who disagreed with us.”
Wedge nodded and turned to his daughter. “When all else fails, just do that.”
― Aaron Allston

 

 

“Sometimes to heal, you must first get hurt.”
― Aaron Allston

 

“And unlike the rest of you, he hasn’t yet time to ruin his career or his mind.”
“Then he won’t do. Send him home. Get us another lunatic.”
“Excuse me!” [hopping up to stand in his seat] “Elassar Targon, master of the universe, reporting for duty!”
“I withdraw my objection.”
― Aaron Allston

 

“Tomer: “What’s this?”
Cabinet: “Wt’s ths?”
Wedge: “Cabinet.”
Tomer: “I know it’s a cabinet, but it’s talking.”
Cabinet: “…ts tlkng”
Janson: “Oh that. It’s the Catann Minister of Crawling Into Very Small Spaces.”
Tycho: “He bet Wedge he could fold himself in the that cabinet, around the shelves and all.”
Hobbie: “Never bet against Wedge. The Minister gets to stay in there until he admits that it was a stupid bet and that Wedge doesn’t owe him anything.”
― Aaron Allston

 

“At which time the repulsor puts out its final effort and slows you down so you crash quite slowly into the surface.”
“Crash.”
“Quite slowly.”

Face & Luke”
― Aaron Allston

 

“I have to say, this sounds like the worst idea in a thousand generations of bad ideas.”
“You haven’t heard all our ideas.”

Luke & Bhindi Drayson”
― Aaron Allston

 

 

“No, General. I’m not your subordinate. And what I’m coming dangerously close to is violence.
-General Wedge Antilles”
― Aaron Allston

 

“I marked their location in case Kell wanted to blow them up or something.”
“I don’t have to blow up everything I see. I just like to.”
― Aaron Allston

 

“Welcome aboard Mon Remonda. Let’s get the rest of your pilots in… so I can get out of this torture suit.”
“But, sir, I was just going to say how smart you looked in your uniform. I think we ought to stay here, in uniform, a couple of hours so the holographers can capture the image. You know, for the historians.”
“Wedge, I think I’m going to have you killed.”
“Yes, sir. I trust you’ll wear your dress uniform for an event like that.”
― Aaron Allston

 

“Luke, I don’t want to discourage your curiosity, but I have to remind you, if something goes wrong, this is an exceptionally embarassing way to die.”

Mara”
― Aaron Allston

 

“Now, you should admit it: you are here engaged in some military action directed against the Yuuzhan Vong, knowing full well that any action you take could embroil the people of this peaceful world in your destructive war.”
“Isn’t destructive war kind of redundant? Until I see a constructive war, or even a giggly war, I have to think so.”

Mudlath & Han”
― Aaron Allston

 

“Obviously a fake Kyp. You distract him. I’ll shoot him under the table.”

Han (to Leia)”
― Aaron Allston

 

“No, they can’t. They can’t be Luke Skywalker.”
― Aaron Allston

 

“When are they going to stop calling me General?”
“When are they going to stop calling me Princess?”

Han & Leia”
― Aaron Allston

 

“you’re always going to be too young for something important to you, too old for something else, and the timing is just not going to be right for a third set of things. That’s life, and you can make yourself crazy by dwelling on that. Or you can figure out what you are the right age for, and what the timing is right for, and celebrate those things. Where do you suppose happiness lies?”
― Aaron Allston

 

“There will be pages. Lots and lots of pages. Most of the pages will have letters on them, and a vast majority of these letters will be in the Roman alphabet.”
― Aaron Allston

 

“His name is Kettch, and he’s an Ewok.”
“No.”
“Oh, yes. Determined to fight. You should hear him say, ‘Yub, yub.’ He makes it a battle cry.”
“Wes, assuming he could be educated up to Alliance fighter-pilot standards, an Ewok couldn’t even reach an X-wing’s controls.”
“He wears arm and leg extensions, prosthetics built for him by a sympathetic medical droid. And he’s anxious to go, Commander.”
“Please tell me you’re kidding.”
“Of course I’m kidding. Pilot-candidate number one is a Human female from Tatooine, Falynn Sandskimmer.”
“I’m going to get you, Janson.”
“Yub, yub, Commander.”
―Wes Janson and Wedge Antilles[src]”
― Aaron Allston

 

“You can’t look dignified when you’re having fun.”
― Aaron Allston

 

“Begging your pardon, sir, but you’re crazy enough to be a Wraith.”
“Until you’ve crewed with me for a few years, kid, you have no idea what ‘crazy’ means.”
― Aaron Allston, Solo Command

 

“That’s treason. I like it.”

Booster”
― Aaron Allston, Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream

 

 

“When all else fails, complicate matters.”
― Aaron Allston

 

“Janson gave him a look that was all mock cheer. “Oh, wonderful. I killed his father. He hates me. He knows how to make bombs. Come on, Wedge, how does this story end?”
― Aaron Allston

 

 

“Mission One is the meeting with Zsinj. Face commands and has chosen Dia and Kell to accompany him. This is all intelligence gathering, very delicate, which is why the crew is full of deadly killers.”
― Aaron Allston

 

“I hope you’re rushing to tell me that the chef has acquired Jacen Solo’s entrails and is braising them for dinner.”
“Not quite, Admiral.”
“Life is full of disappointments.”
― Aaron Allston

 

“A green X-wing closed in tighter to the formation. “Yes, sir.” Though distorted by the comm system, the voice sounded indulgent rather than military.

“That’s ‘Yes, Wedge’ until we’re formally returned to duty.” The commander smiled. “Or perhaps, ‘Yes, Exalted One.’ Or ‘Yes, O envy of all Corellia.’ Or-”
― Aaron Allston

 

“To go elsewhere would mean starting all over. Learning as a child does. I have been a child already. I will not yield one bit, one speck of the power and influence I have now.”
― Aaron Allston

 

“…The Antilles and Horn clans sat at a folding table between two StealthXs, playing what looked like a cutthroat game of sabacc.”
― Aaron Allston

 

“With politics, nothing runs right … but without politics, nothing runs.”

Diss Ti’wyn”
― Aaron Allston

 

“Where did you learn that smile? Have you been practicing in front of a holo of Han Solo?”

Mara to Luke”
― Aaron Allston

 

“Cuteness should be preserved.”
― Aaron Allston

 

 

“And these have been successfully tested.”
“Well, tested, sure. They’ve been tested. Each time they’re tested, we assemble what data we can, and the next generation of pods comes back just a bit more intact.”

Face & Luke”
― Aaron Allston

 

“Remember us. Remember us as we used to be, before the universe turned against us. Young, beautiful, strong, brave, admirable, loved, loving…’ –Alema Rar”
― Aaron Allston

 

“You can’t reduce sapient lives to numbers and exchange them like credits.”
― Aaron Allston

 

“Sort of like what Joruus C’baoth did for Thrawn.”
“I’m not talking about ancient history, I’m talking about now.”

Luke & Jaina”
― Aaron Allston

 

 

“Yub, Yub, Commander. -Janson”
― Aaron Allston

 

“Dad. Jacen. Coruscant. Answers.”
“I don’t like it that you can win an argument without using verbs.”
― Aaron Allston

 

“Vader wasn’t a galaxy-conquering psychopath. He was a sad man whose one love in life had died, and whose one anchor to the world of the living was, yes, a galaxy-conquering madman.”
― Aaron Allston

 

 

“Leia nodded. “If the Yuuzhan Vong learn that the Solos are here, they come to get us. Even if we use false names, if a Corellian YT-1300 freighter lands with a dashing, vainglorious man at the controls, it doesn’t matter what name he uses, people are going to think Han Solo.”

Han shot her an offended look. “Vainglorious?”

“Vainglorious,” Leia affirmed. “Vain plus glorious. Go ahead, deny it.”

“Well… I can’t, really.”
― Aaron Allston

 

 

“There are times when the end justifies the means. But when you build an argument based on a whole series of such times, you may find that you’ve constructed an entire philosophy of evil.”
― Aaron Allston

 

 

“I know about changes. Some are bad, some are good, and when you look back on your life, you will probably approve of the ones you yourself brought on.”
― Aaron Allston

 

“You’re always going to be too young for something important to you, too old for something else, and the timing is just not going to be right for a third set of things. That’s life, and you can make yourself crazy by dwelling on that. Or you can figure out what you are the right age for, and what the timing is right for, and celebrate those things.”
― Aaron Allston

 

“A hundred to one says you weren’t able to secure insurance for this little operation.”
“True. I knew better. I didn’t even try.”
“So if a starfighter goes down and gets blown up, you’re paying for it out of pocket, correct?”
“Dodging the bogeys is better for all of us. I can’t stress that enough.”
― Aaron Allston

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