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Cosmos by Carl Sagan
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Contact by Carl Sagan
“We all have a thirst for wonder. It's a deeply human quality. Science and religion are both bound up with it. What I'm saying is, you don't have to make stories up, you don't have to exaggerate. There's wonder and awe enough in the real world. Nature's a lot better at inventing wonders than we are.”
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Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan
“Before we invented civilization our ancestors lived mainly in the open out under the sky. Before we devised artificial lights and atmospheric pollution and modern forms of nocturnal entertainment we watched the stars. There were practical calendar reasons of course but there was more to it than that. Even today the most jaded city dweller can be unexpectedly moved upon encountering a clear night sky studded with thousands of twinkling stars. When it happens to me after all these years it still takes my breath away.”
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Heist Society by Ally Carter
Heist Society (Heist Society, #1)
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Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Foundation (Foundation, #1)
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Robin Sloan
“Have you ever played Maximum Happy Imagination?"
"Sounds like a Japanese game show."
Kat straightens her shoulders. "Okay, we're going to play. To start, imagine the future. The good future. No nuclear bombs. Pretend you're a science fiction writer."
Okay: "World government... no cancer... hover-boards."
"Go further. What's the good future after that?"
"Spaceships. Party on Mars."
"Further."
"Star Trek. Transporters. You can go anywhere."
"Further."
"I pause a moment, then realize: "I can't."
Kat shakes her head. "It's really hard. And that's, what, a thousand years? What comes after that? What could possibly come after that? Imagination runs out. But it makes sense, right? We probably just imagine things based on what we already know, and we run out of analogies in the thirty-first century.”
Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Nick Harkaway
“The game is fixed. Alwayas has been, always will be, and the only way out for a man is the gangster's road.”
Nick Harkaway, Angelmaker

Haruki Murakami
“Wherever there's hope there's a trial.”
Haruki Murakami, 1Q84
tags: hope

Ray Bradbury
“Those who don't build must burn. It's as old as history and juvenile delinquents.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Eowyn Ivey
“She looked directly up into the northern lights and she wondered if those cold-burning spectres might not draw her breath, her very soul, out of her chest and into the stars.”
Eowyn Ivey, The Snow Child

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