Downtown Quotes (2 quotes)
Im just a speck, standing on this big planet. The Earth is orbiting the Sun, and the Sun is a huge star. And our star may be a big deal to us, but, my friends, our star is just another speck. Its not really in downtown Milky Way, its way out on the side. I'm a speck, living on a speck, orbiting a speck in the middle of specklessness. But I have this brain to think about all of this. To think about the vast emptiness of space. I can reason that I'm a speck on a speck in the middle of specklessness. And thats cool. Thats worthy of respect.
— Bill Nye
Western field-work conjures up images of struggle on horseback ... toughing it out on one canteen a day as you labor up and down mountains. The value of a site is supposedly correlated with the difficulty of getting there. This, of course, is romantic drivel. Ease of access is no measure of importance. The famous La Brea tar pits are right in downtown Los Angeles. To reach the Clarkia lake beds, you turn off the main road at Buzzards Roost Trophy Company and drive the remaining fifty yards right up to the site.