From now on it is not dying we must fear, but living.
MAN, n. An animal so lost in rapturous contemplation of what he thinks he is as to overlook what he indubitably ought to be. His chief occupation is extermination of other animals and his own species, which, however, multiplies with such insistent rapidity as to infest the whole habitable earth and Canada.
The great idea is the one that is either saleable or is worthy of imitation.
My ideas will not be discussed, they will be executed.
Memories make you sentimental, experiences make you smart.
In the men I love heroes, in the work I love heroism
Humans, we just hop out of things, off things. We splatter ourselves in inappropriate places. Because we have nothing to live for. Because we want to destroy what we can. Because we want to be something we can’t. Because we don’t really believe we can die.
Out of 6 billion humans, the troublemakers are just a handful.
Darwin called such a process artificial, as opposed to natural, selection, but from the flower’s point of view, this is a distinction without a difference: individual plants in which a trait desired by either bees or Turks occurred wound up with more offspring.
We want to get there faster. Get where? Wherever we are not. But a human soul can only go as fast as a man can walk, they used to say. In that case, where are all the souls? Left behind. They wander here and there, slowly, dim lights flickering in the marshes at night, looking...
What would it be like if a star exploded nearby?” Our nearest stellar neighbor, as we have seen, is Alpha Centauri, 4.3 light-years away. I had imagined that if there were an explosion there we would have 4.3 years to watch the light of this magnificent event spreading across the sky, as if tipped from...
Professional men run the business started by the courageous men.
Audience can live without a movie but a movie cannot live without an audience.
Mrs. Horowitz said, “It is inexcusable that humans think they can murder other animals because they murder themselves. I must tell you, I hate humans. They terrify me.””They should,” I continued. “I interviewed Yehudi Menuhin the other day.
Ubi boni, malum prosperat (Where good men are silent, evil prospers)
Humans are the unrivaled plague the nature has even seen.
So the people of Earth thought they had instructions from the Creator of the Universe Himself to wreck the joint. But they were going at it too slowly for the Elders, so the Elders put it into the people’s heads that they themselves were the life forms that were supposed to spread out through the...
Ils venaient de prendre conscience de l’immensité de leur ignorance.
It is a pity that there are no big creatures to prey on humanity. If there were enough dragons and rocs, perhaps mankind would turn its might against them. Unfortunately man is preyed upon by microbes, which are too small to be appreciated.
A photograph shouldn’t be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.
Creativity means bringing simplicity to the existing.