by Dan Simmons
Betrayal Quotes in Hyperion
How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)
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.
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?
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.