Cosmos and Mankind.....some thoughts
" I recollect a night of broken clouds and underfoot snow melted down to ice, and melting further in the wind to mud. Bradford and I had out the telescope. We spread our two legs and we spread its three, pointed our thoughts the way we pointed it, and standing at our leisure til the day broke, said some of the best things we ever said. That telescope was christened the Star Splitter.... Robert Frost
"I know that I am mortal and the creature of the day; but when I search out the massed wheeling circles of the stars, my feet no longer touch the earth, but, side by side with Zeus himself, I take my fill of ambrosia, the food of the gods. " Ptolemy"
We had the sky, up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made,or only just happened." Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
" I say!" murmered Horton. " I've never heard tell of a small speck of dust that is able to yell. So you know what I think?...Why, I think there must be someone on top of that small speck of dust!" Horton Hears a Who, Dr.Seuss
" Because a star explodes and a thousand worlds like ours die, we know this world is. That is the smile: that what might not be, is." John Fowles, The Magus
" What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to govern?... Although science may solve the problem of how the universe began, it cannot answer the question: Why does the universe bother to exist?...
"The highest happiness of man.... is to have probed what is knowable and quietly to revere what is unknowable. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed" Christopher Morley
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." Galileo
" The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day..." Albert Einstein