we have to deal not with the horizons of modified presents—past or future—but with a “past” that has never been nor will ever be present, whose “future” will never be produced or reproduced in the form of presence.
Jacques Derrida, Differance
By considering these prejudices, however, we have made plain not only that the question of Being lacks an answer, but that the question itself is obscure and without direction. So if it is to be revived, this means that we must first work out an adequate way of formulating it.
Martin Heidegger, Being and Time
We are as gods and might as well get good at it.
Stewart Brand, Whole Earth Catalog
Right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.
E. B. White
The concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future.
Frank Herbert, ‘Dune’