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All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.

Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

I thought of a labyrinth of labyrinths, of one sinuous spreading labyrinth that would encompass the past and the future and in some way involve the stars.

The Garden of Forking Paths, Jorge Luis Borges

It seemed incredible to me that day without premonitions or symbols should be the one of my inexorable death.

The Garden of Forking Paths, Jorge Luis Borges

The History of every major Galactic Civilization tends to pass through three distinct and recognizable phases, those of Survival, Inquiry and Sophistication, otherwise known as the How, Why and Where phases.

For instance, the first phase is characterized by the question ‘How can we eat?’ the second by the question ‘Why do we eat?’ and the third by the question ‘Where shall we have lunch?’.

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The chances of finding out what’s really going on in the universe are so remote, the only thing to do is hang the sense of it and keep yourself occupied.

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Looking up into the night sky is looking into infinity – distance is incomprehensible and therefore meaningless.

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

This planet has — or rather had — a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because on the whole it wasn’t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Men reject their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and honor those they have slain.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

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