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Stanisław Lem
“War is the worst way of gathering knowledge about a foreign culture.”
Stanisław Lem

Stanisław Lem
“Physics, my friend, is a narrow path drawn across a gulf that the human imagination cannot grasp. It is a set of answers to certain questions that we put to the world, and the world supplies the answers on the condition that we will not then ask it other questions, questions shouted out by common sense. And common sense? It is that which is understood by an intelligence using senses no different from those of a baboon. Such an intelligence wishes to know the world in terms that apply to its terrestrial, biological niche. But the world—outside that niche, that incubator of sapient apes—has properties that one cannot take in hand, see, sniff, gnaw, listen to, and in this way appropriate.”
Stanisław Lem, Fiasco

Stanisław Lem
“A man craves ultimate truths. Every mortal mind, I think, is that way. But what is ultimate truth? It's the end of the road, where there is no more mystery, no more hope. And no more questions to ask, since all the answers have been given. But there is no such place.
The Universe is a labyrinth made of labyrinths. Each leads to another. And wherever we cannot go ourselves, we reach with mathematics. Out of mathematics we build wagons to carry us into the nonhuman realms of the world.”
Stanisław Lem, Fiasco

R.A. Lafferty
“He warned against time wasted in... the bottomless quicksand of cliché, both of word and of thought.”
R.A. Lafferty

Stanisław Lem
“I don't think anything can behave as unintelligently as intelligence.”
Stanisław Lem, Fiasco

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