“I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction.”
“Her antiquity in preceding and surviving succeeding tellurian generations: her nocturnal predominance: her satellitic dependence: her luminary reflection: her constancy under all her phases, rising and setting by her appointed times, waxing and waning: the forced invariability of her aspect: her indeterminate response to inaffirmative interrogation: her potency over effluent and refluent waters: her power to enamour, to mortify, to invest with beauty, to render insane, to incite to and aid de
Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age."
“It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born.”
Robert B. Laughlin