What else is life but always bidding farewell?”
He had seen too much of the cosmos to have any great faith in man's ability to understand it.
“Two lives met across death and centuries. To ask what it meant is meaningless. There is no destiny. But sometimes there is bravery.”
“I am told that our chroniclers' practice of inventing speeches for great persons whose lives they write is unscholarly.”
“If nothing else, we today need a reminder that we must never take civilization for granted. I”
We live with our archetypes, but can we live in them?
When facts are insufficient, theorizing is ridiculous at best, misleading at worst.
If we knew exactly what to expect throughout the Solar System, we would have no reason to explore it.
Anybody can find infinite Mandelbrot figures in his navel.
“A fanatic is a man who, when he's lost sight of his purpose, redoubles his effort.”
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when looked at in the right way did not become still more complicated.