"it is better to be a part of beauty for one instant and then cease to exist than to exist forever and never be a part of beauty"
The Lesson of the Moth archy and mihitabel (Don Marquis)
"I suspect that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of, or can be dreamed of, in any philosophy. That is the reason I have no philosophy myself, and must be my excuse for dreaming." - J. B. S. Haldane
"Let's just say that if complete and utter chaos were lightening, then he'd be the sort to stand on a hilltop in a thunderstorm wearing wet copper armor and shouting 'All gods are bastards!'" The Colour of Magic Terry Pratchet
'We put poisons in our water and air to weed out the weak! We detonate fission bombs in our only biosphere! We nailed our god to a stick! Don't f**k with the human race!' --attributed to General Nikolai Nikolai at the galactic summit.