Parallel Universe Quotes

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Philip Pullman
“If a coin comes down heads, that means that the possibility of its coming down tails has collapsed. Until that moment the two possibilities were equal.
But on another world, it does come down tails. And when that happens, the two worlds split apart.”
Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

Salman Rushdie
“Things aren't like this," he kept repeating. "It shouldn't be this way." As if he had access to some other plane of existence, some parallel, "right" universe, and had sensed that our time had somehow been put out of joint. Such was his vehemence that I found myself believing him, believing, for example, in the possibility of that other life in which Vina had never left and we were making our lives together, all three of us, ascending together to the stars. Then he shook his head, and the spell broke. He opened his eyes, grinning ruefully. As if he knew his thoughts had infected mine. As if he knew his power. "Better get on with it," he said. "Make do with what there is.”
Salman Rushdie, The Ground Beneath Her Feet

Heenashree Khandelwal
“Imagination is the parallel universe of a writer. If he is not responding to you in this world, he is probably responding to someone in the imaginary world.”
Heenashree Khandelwal

“This must be what a parallel universe is like', I thoght. Everything looked the same, but I suddenly felt like it wasn't. Like everything had been taken apart, brick by brick, flower bed by flower bed, and put back together in the wrong order. Just like me.”
Jordanna Fraibergberg

Zane Stumpo
“If natural selection can create creationists it can manage a caterpillar with a face on its arse.”
Zane Stumpo, Schrodingers Caterpillar

Terry Pratchett
“Life could be horrible in the wrong trouser of time.”
Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!

Kevin Michel
“There are many, many, many worlds branching out at each moment you become aware of your environment and then make a choice.”
Kevin Michel, Moving Through Parallel Worlds To Achieve Your Dreams

André Aciman
“Yes, the past is a foreign country," I said, "but some of us are full-fledged citizens, others occasional tourists, and some floating itinerants, itching to get out yet always aching to return."

"There's a life that takes place in ordinary time," I said, "and another that bursts in but just as suddenly fizzles out. And then there's the life we may never reach but that could so easily be ours if only we knew how to find it. It doesn't necessarily happen on our planet, but is just as real as the one we live by—call it our 'star life.' Nietzsche wrote that estranged friends may become declared enemies but in some mysterious way continue to remain friends, though on a totally different sphere. He called these 'star friendships.”
André Aciman, Enigma Variations

Clyde DeSouza
“Emotions - Happiness, anger, jealousy... is the mind experiencing "presence" in our holographic existence.”
Clyde Dsouza, Memories With Maya

Emily St. John Mandel
“One of the few things that August didn't know about her was that sometimes when she looked at her collection of pictures she tried to imagine and place herself in that other, shadow life. You walk into a room and flip a switch and the room fills with light. You leave your garbage in bags on the curb, and a truck comes and transports it to some invisible place. When you're in danger, you call for the police. Hot water pours from faucets. Lift a receiver or press a button on a telephone, and you can speak to anyone. All of the information in the world is on the Internet, and the Internet is all around you, drifting through the air like pollen on a summer breeze. There is money, slips of paper that can be traded for anything: houses, boats, perfect teeth. There are dentists. She tried to imagine this life playing out somewhere at the present moment. Some parallel Kirsten in an air-conditioned room, waking from an unsettling dream of walking through an empty landscape.”
Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven

“If you don't realize a deja vu, you have to realize you're creating a deja vu”
Nusam Wele Ama Ina

Sol Luckman
“The fireworks went on for nearly half an hour, great pulsing strobes, fiery dandelions and starbursts of light brightening both sky and water. It was hard to tell which was reality and which was reflection, as if there were two displays, above and below, going on simultaneously—one in space-time, mused Max, and the other in time-space.”
Sol Luckman, Snooze: A Story of Awakening

Carlos Castaneda
“Can we perceive those inorganic beings, don Juan?" I asked. "We certainly can," he replied. "Sorcerers do it at will. Average people do it, but they don't realize that they're doing it because they are not conscious of the existence of a twin world. When they think of a twin world, they enter into all kinds of mental masturbation, but it has never occurred to them that their fantasies have their origin in a subliminal knowledge that all of us have: that we are not alone.”
Carlos Castaneda , The Active Side of Infinity

Bill Gaede
“A mathematician makes plans to travel backwards in time through a wormhole to a parallel universe when he can't even make it to Mars with the fastest rocket on hand today.”
Bill Gaede

Sara Douglass
“I had thought that my being would collapse when I gifted my soul', said Neville. 'Why is it then that I still breathe, and feel, and move?' 'Because,' said Mary, 'when you gift something wholly and completely and unhesitatingly it returns to you doublefold.”
Sara Douglass, The Crippled Angel

Garth Risk Hallberg
“Now, though, there was a second part, an artifact of his recent illness, as if his melancholy had, in a universe adjacent to this one, claimed his life. As if he was his own ghost, standing slightly behind himself, observing.”
Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire

“In a parallel universe you and I are for each other forever!”
Avijeet Das

Tony Reinke
“we are in fact living with a parallel virtual universe that can take all of the time that we have”
Tony Reinke

“The ghosts that we see, are us or our friends in another dimension.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Sara Douglass
“Who better to confess to than a dying woman?”
Sara Douglass, The Crippled Angel

Mark  Ferguson
“On the Larch Scape humans had never managed to extend a sizeable population across entire continents, so much of the megafauna considered to be a distant Pleistocene memory on other Scapes had lingered. The mammoths, giant sloths and woolly rhinoceroses were extinct, but there were hyenas, fanged cats and amphicyonids hunting bison, omnivorous deer, glyptodons, great boars, and wild horses too large for men to ride south of the Laurentian Sea, in what was called Illinois on Malone’s Scape. The island of Manhattan was not an island due to the lower sea level, and it was uninhabited by men, an impenetrable mass of old growth larch trees ruled by creatures thought to be related to the raccoon. The Larch ‘raccoon’ was frequently said to be too intelligent to domesticate; in groups they would destroy shelters and eat the faces of sleeping humans. The atrox cat had been genetically sequenced in cooperation with Austral scientists years ago and determined to be more closely related to the lion than the cougar, and it had enjoyed a range extending north of the Laurentian Sea up to the glaciers until very recently. It was a dark creature with a thick mane in both genders; besides the elements, their prides were the deadliest things to encounter in the far north.”
Mark Ferguson, Terra Incognita

Nicholas Metelsky
“In that case, I had another question: what would former commoners be doing living next door to the head of the clan? And why would they be given the coat of arms in the first place?”
Nicholas Metelsky, Changing Masks

“I sank back, deeper into the parallel universe I had found.”
Olivia Sudjic, Sympathy

“I was bitter. He was sweet. And in a parallel universe, we were bittersweet.”
Dominic Riccitello

Nitya Prakash
“Somewhere in a parallel world, you'd want me as much as I want you here and I'll care not about your existence.

For now, I breathe you.”
Nitya Prakash

“Is there another copy of you reading this post, deciding to put it aside without finishing this sentence while you're reading on? Think about 10^10^29 meters away from here!”
Rabin Paudel