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“Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet:  You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. – Mrs. Whatsit”  ~ Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

“I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God’s thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest and most precious thing in all thinking.”  ~ George MacDonald

“And I say also this.  I do not think the forest would be so bright, nor the water so warm, nor love so sweet, if there were no danger in the lakes.” ~ C.S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet 

“Perhaps it’s impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.” ~ Orson Scott Card, Enders Game

“There never can be a man so lost as one who is lost in the vast and intricate corridors of his own lonely mind, where none may reach and none may save.” – Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov (1950) (Photo Credit: Douglas Kirkland/Corbis)

“Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.”   Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

“How inappropriate to call this planet “Earth,” when it is clearly “Ocean.”  ~ Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Picard: “I’ve just been paid a visit from Q.” Riker: ” Q? Any idea what he’s up to?” Picard: “He wants to do something nice for me.” Riker “I’ll alert the crew.” ~Picard and Riker, “Qpid” Star Trek Season 4 Episode 20   I love the character Q. He is both nefarious and loveable, and his relationship with Picard makes me laugh.  

“The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is or has been is but the twilight of the dawn.” ~ H.G. Wells