Puppet Quotes (3 quotes)
We are a bit of stellar matter gone wrong. We are physical machinerypuppets that strut and talk and laugh and die as the hand of time pulls the strings beneath. But there is one elementary inescapable answer. We are that which asks the question.
We are many small puppets moved by fate and fortune through strings unseen by us; therefore, if it is so as I think, one has to prepare oneself with a good heart and indifference to accept things coming towards us, because they cannot be avoided, and to oppose them requires a violence that tears our souls too deeply, and it seems that both fortune and men are always busy in affairs for our dislike because the former is blind and the latter only think of their interest.
[After science lost] its mystical inspiration mans destiny was no longer determined from above by a super-human wisdom and will, but from below by the sub-human agencies of glands, genes, atoms, or waves of probability. A puppet of the Gods is a tragic figure, a puppet suspended on his chromosomes is merely grotesque.