“Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.”
“Historically, people move west more than east. People go east only when invited. When opportunity knocks. People go west when all bets are off: a reputation in ruins, a love gone wrong. When they need to save their sorry souls, folks head for the frontier.”
―Karen Hines, Drama: Pilot Episode
“But are you really seeing blue the same way that I see it?”
“Space can be mapped and crossed and occupied without definable limit; but it can never be conquered. When our race has reached its ultimate achievements, and the stars themselves are scattered no more widely than the seed of Adam, even then we shall still be like ants crawling on the face of the Earth. The ants have covered the world, but have they conquered it — for what do their countless colonies know of it, or of each other?”
-Arthur C. Clarke
“The earlier, the more fun. Why put it off? It’s the atomic age!”
-Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, Cancer Ward
Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
-Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody
“Wherever he saw a hole he always wanted to know the depth of it. To him this was important.”
-Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth