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Hyperion

Hyperion

by Dan Simmons

Betrayal Quotes

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Quote #4

Who manipulated the Ousters into attacking? (5.1032)

Gladstone's silence when Brawne asks her this question is telling. She's betraying the trust of millions of Hegemony citizens by orchestrating a war. That's pretty cold.

Quote #5

On Old Earth they had a word for what I was—quisling. (6.483)

At first we thought the Consul was a sandwich shop, but then we remember that was Quiznos. We asked our friend dictionary.com and found out that a quisling is someone who betrays his or her country. Why didn't he just say he was a Benedict Arnold?

Quote #6

The death of Old Earth had been deliberate, planned by elements of the TechnoCore and their human counterparts in the fledgling government. (6.504)

This might just be the ultimate betrayal: our government destroyed our planet. If you'll excuse us, we'll just be freshening up our tin foil hats.

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