“Go back?” he thought. “No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!”
“There’s…a difference between getting your hands dirty, and being dirty.”
“‘Surely they will have cured baldness by the twenty-fourth century!’
Roddenberry replied, ‘By the twenty-fourth century, no one will care.’”
“If we cannot learn to …take a positive delight in those small differences between our own kind, here on this planet, then we do not deserve to go out into space and meet the diversity that is almost certainly out there.”
“Nothing IS. Things happen.”
Knowledge is finite. Wonder is infinite.
“We are defined by the places we hold in the web of others’ lives.”
No thing is one thing.
It’s impossible to Imagine something that’s not possible
The doer and the be-er become the same thing
‘Difficult’ and ‘impossible’ are cousins often mistaken for one another, with very little in common.
“Men are like solar panels, women are like the sun.”
“Many older physicians had gone to their graves calling Pasteur a liar, a fool, or worse—-and without examining evidence which their “common sense” told them was impossible.”
“Everything counts a little more than we think.”
“it’s like loving the stars themselves. You don’t expect a sunset to admire you back.”
Do you think I care so little for you that betraying me would make a difference?
I will use every cannon, every bomb, every bullet, every weapon I have down to my own eyeteeth to end you.
“People will fight for money, but they’ll die for a cause.”
“It would be almost impossible.”
“Loving the almost.”
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”