I mean, after all; you have to consider we’re only made out of dust. That’s admittedly not much to go on and we shouldn’t forget that. But even considering, I mean it’s a sort of bad beginning, we’re not doing too bad.
Philip K Dick, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
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- “He announced the religion of art, of which no man dreamed in the world about him; and he understood it more perfectly than the thousands of subtle spirits who have received its baptism in the world about us, because, in the beginning of important things–in the beginning of love, in the beginning of the day, in the beginning of any work, there is a moment when are understand more perfectly than we understand again until all is finished.”
- Brothers and sisters, on this day Of deathless glory, let us come United in our glad array To hymn our fathers’ martyrdom. Ashes to ashes? Dust to dust? So let it be! In God we trust. They died – they died – and we are free. Take up their cross! Deserve their crown! The stainless flag of liberty By man shall not be trodden down! Ashes to ashes? Dust to dust? So let it be! In God we trust.
- “the fact was that she’d fallen back into a life of crime without meaning to—and the worst sort of crime, at that: the low-paying kind.”
- “As for the rest we wait till the world changes and its reflection changes in our mirror and an hieratical society returns, power descending from the few to the many, from the subtle to the gross, not because some man’s policy has decreed it but because what is so overwhelming cannot be restrained. A new beginning, a new turn of the wheel.”
- “There is no order to this book, per se, unless chaos and disorder are now considered order. Yet, I do recommend reading it from beginning to end in numerical order.”