Anyone who sits on top of the largest hydrogen-oxygen fueled system in the world, knowing they’re going to light the bottom, and doesn’t get a little worried, does not fully understand the situation. — John Young, after being asked if he was nervous about making the first Space Shuttle flight in 1981. Sadly prophetic. The image…
English is the language of a people who have probably earned their reputation for perfidy and hypocrisy because their language itself is so flexible, so often light-headed with with statements which appear to mean one thing one year and quite a different thing the next. — Paul Scott, The Jewel in the Crown Being English, I…
they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
chances are you won’t, either.
Then you accept it, or you kill yourself.
Or you stop looking into mirrors.
You know. This is – excuse me – a damn, fine cup of coffee. — Agent Cooper in Twin Peaks, a TV series by David Lynch