What Book? 12

"The notion that any one person can describe 'what really happened' is an absurdity." David and Leigh Eddings. Context?

"Jokes as well as justice come in with speech." C.S. Lewis. Context?

 "Earth's in the complication stage." Zenna Henderson. Context?

 "I don't presume to criticize the good Lord, but why did He make the majority of stars type M?" Poul Anderson. Context?

"I hope our prospects are somewhat better than poor Hamlet's." Harry Turtledove. Context? 

"The writing business, basically sedentary, does have its brisk moments." Robert Heinlein. Context?

 "The weak neither survived nor deserved to." Bowling. Context?