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by Dan Simmons

Betrayal Quotes in Hyperion

How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #1

Intelligence reports suggest that at least one of the seven pilgrims is an agent of the Ousters (Prologue.17)

What sprouts when the seeds of betrayal are planted? In this case, an evil man-eating weed of warfare. Like Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors, but much, much scarier.

Quote #2

[Kassad] had known when he made his decision on Qom-Riyadh that his superiors would have no choice but to crucify or promote him. (2.274)

While Kassad didn't technically betray orders by exploding the head of the New Prophet, his superiors weren't exactly happy about it.

Quote #3

I'm s-s-sorry, Martin […] b-b-but this m-m-madness has to end (3.442)

Poor stuttering Sad King Billy says this to Martin before he tries to destroy the manuscript, which we wanted Martin to complete. Shortly after, Martin will watch as the Shrike kills Billy. Hm. We're pretty sure that two betrayals do not make a right.

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