Weve Quotes (5 quotes)
No video, no photographs, no verbal descriptions, no lectures can provide the enchantment that a few minutes out-of-doors can: watch a spider construct a web; observe a caterpillar systematically ravaging the edge of a leaf; close your eyes, cup your hands behind your ears, and listen to aspen leaves rustle or a stream muse about its pools and eddies. Nothing can replace plucking a cluster of pine needles and rolling them in your fingers to feel how theyre put together, or discovering that sedges have edges and grasses are round, The firsthand, right-and-left-brain experience of being in the out-of-doors involves all the senses including some weve forgotten about, like smelling water a mile away. No teacher, no student, can help but sense and absorb the larger ecological rhythms at work here, and the intertwining of intricate, varied and complex strands that characterize a rich, healthy natural world.
Science fiction is the most important literature in the history of the world, because its the history of ideas, the history of our civilization birthing itself; Science fiction is central to everything weve ever done, and people who make fun of science fiction writers dont know what theyre talking about
We havent got the money, so weve got to think!
We seem to think that God speaks by seconding the ideas weve already adopted, but God nearly always catches us by surprise...God tends to confound, astonish, and flabbergast.
Weve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. Thats who we really are.