Authors’ Quotes A-H

  1. American Psychiatric Association, “–a lack of empathy–tend to be exploitative–can be excessively preoccupied with–power, prestige and vanity–and fail to acknowledge that their behavior is at the root of their own problems as well as the problems they cause for others.” Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 2013
  2. Carl Sagan, “Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.” In the Valley of the Shadow, Parade Magazine, 1996
  3. Carl Sagan, “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” Cosmos, 1980
  4. Carl Sagan, “The quarantine is lifted only for those with sufficient self-knowledge and judgement to have safely traveled from star to star.” Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space, 1994
  5. Carl Sagan, “The universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space.” Contact
  6. Charles Dickens, “With affection beaming in one eye, and calculation shining out of the other,” Martin Chuzzlewit, 1844
  7. Charlotte Brontë, “I have little left in myself–I must have you.” Jane Eyre, 1827
  8. Edgar Allan Poe, “Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.” 
  9. Edgar Allan Poe, “Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.” 
  10. Edwin Markham, “The Crest and Crowning of all good, Life’s final star, is brotherhood.” 
  11. F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds, they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material.” Babylon Revisited, Tales of the Jazz Age, 1931
  12. F. Scott Fitzgerald, “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” The Great Gatsby, 1925
  13. Friedrich Nietche, “The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.” Thus Spake Zarathustra, 1891
  14. Friedrich Nietzsche, “I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage,” The Will to Power Book II, 1888
  15. Friedrich Nietzsche, “Silence is worse; all truths that are kept silent become poisonous.” Thus Spoke Zarathustra, 1883, 1891
  16. George Bernard Shaw, “A learned man is an idler who kills time with study. Beware of his false knowledge: it is more dangerous than ignorance.”  In ‘Maxims for Revolutionists:9 Education’, in Man and Superman, 1905, 230, 
  17. George Bernard Shaw, “If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” Immaturity, 1930
  18. George Carlin, “May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.” 2001
  19. H.P. Lovecraft, “Blue, green, grey, white, or black; Smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; That ocean is not silent.” The White Ship, The United Amateur (Volume 19) #2, November 1919
  20. H.P. Lovecraft, “There are horrors beyond life’s edge that we do not suspect, and once in a while man’s evil prying calls them just within our range.” The Thing on the Doorstep, 1937
  21. Hebrews 1:14, “Are not the angels ministering spirits, sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?”