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"There are three mental states that interest me," said Amanda, turning the Lizard doorknob. "These are: one, amnesia; two, euphoria; three, ecstasy."

"Amnesia is not knowing who one is and wanting desperately to find out. Euphoria is not knowing who one is and not caring. Ecstasy is knowing exactly who one is - and still not caring."
~ Tom Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction

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Arthur C. Clarke
(December 16th, 1917 - March 19th, 2008


The Three Laws:
1.When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
2.The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
3.Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

~"Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Imagination", in Profiles of the Future (1962).

"I can never look now at the Milky Way without wondering from which of those banked clouds of stars the emissaries are coming. If you will pardon so commonplace a simile, we have set off the fire alarm and have nothing to do but to wait.
I do not think we will have to wait for long."
"The Sentinel" (1948)


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