“Do not wait; the time will never be “just right”. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along”
But I wasn’t lonely. Loneliness, I think, has very little to do with location. It’s a state of mind. In the center of every big, bustling city are some of the loneliest people in the world. I’ve never felt that way in space. If anything, because our whole planet was on display just outside the window, I felt even more aware of and connected to the seven billion other people who call it home.
– by Chris Hadfield, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. Kindle Edition. pg. 218, loc. 2825-2827. Accessed: 3/7/2016
“And how much simpler things would be, how much better for us all, if we had people brave enough to do what was right, instead.”
― Hugh Howey,
“The robot had no feelings, only positronic surges that mimicked those feelings. (And perhaps human beings had no feelings, only neuronic surges that were interpreted as feelings.)”
― Isaac Asimov, The Robots of Dawn (1983)
“It is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.”
–Thomas Stearns Eliot defining the television in 1963
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Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished. The person you are right now is as transient, as fleeting and as temporary as all the people you’re ever been. The one constant in our lives is change.
Daniel Gilbert – Stumbling on Happiness (2007)