Philip Jose Farmer Quotes

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Philip Jose Farmer Quotes

Can imagination act Perpendicular to fact? Can it be a kite that flies Till the Earth , umbrella-wise, Folds and drops away from sight?
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Tomorrow changes the face of reality.

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Everybody should fear only one person, and that person should be himself .

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Philip Jose Farmer Quotes: The stars above will be below when man
The stars above will be below when man has Love.

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The brain, knowing that a person can't live forever in this world, rationalizes a future, or other-dimensional, world in which immortality is possible. In other words, religion is the earliest form of science fiction.

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Despite my vast interest in other universes and new ideas and space, travel and time travel, which by the way I think is impossible, the basic thing is human character, which is the main thing of most writers.

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Philip Jose Farmer Quotes: Confucius once said that a bear could
Confucius once said that a bear could not fart at the North Pole without causing a big wind in Chicago.

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Miles above the Earth we know , Fancy's rocket roars. Below, Here and Now are needles which Sew a pattern black as pitch, Waiting for the rocket's light.

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Now we have lit a candle to the power Of atoms; now we know we're heirs of light Itself ...

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Caught Beauty , held to light, now apes A good, now evil, thing the shifting sign And spectrum of archaic, psychic shapes.

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Philip Jose Farmer Quotes: Can imagination act perpendicular to
Can imagination act Perpendicular to fact? Can it be a kite that flies Till the Earth , umbrella-wise, Folds and drops away from sight?

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It's a peculiarity of the Norwegian culture and of the English and American, too, that men are not supposed to cry. Stiff upper lip and all that. But the Vikings cried like women in public or privately. They soaked their beards with tears and were not one bit ashamed about it. Yet, they were as quick to draw their swords as they were to shed tears. So, what's all this crap about men having to hold in their sorrow and grief and disappointment?

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Nature is an experimenter.

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Human beings are part of nature. Anything they do is natural. It's impossible for anything in nature to do anything unnatural.

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Philip Jose Farmer Quotes: Give us power give us light to holdall
Give us power, give us light To holdall love within our breast's small space.

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Prometheus, I have no Titan's might,
Yet I, too, must each dusk renew my heart,
For daytime's vulture talons tear apart
The tender alcoves built by love at night.

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The way is open, comrades, free as Space
Alone is free. The only gold is love,
A coin that we have minted from the light
Of others who have cared for us on Earth
And who have deposited in us the power
That nerves our nerves to seize the burning stars.

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One thing is sure, O comrades, that the love
That fights to keep us rooted in the earth,
But also urges us to dare the stars,
This irresistible, this ancient power
Wedged in the soul, unshakable, is the light
That burns our roots and leaves us free for Space.

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Dreams haunted The Riverworld.

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Philip Jose Farmer Quotes: Call me meier goring said but he did not
Call me Meier, Goring said, but he did not pause to explain the joke .

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By now you must have accepted the fact that your religion , in fact, none of the Earthly religions, truly knew what the afterlife would be. All made guesses, and then established these as articles of faith . Though, in a sense, some were near the mark, if you accept their revelations as symbolic .

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There are Universes begging for Gods, yet he hangs around this one looking for work.

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Burton did not believe in miracles . Nothing happened that could not be explained by physical principles if you knew all the facts .

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Philip Jose Farmer Quotes: All the human beings i met were either
All the human beings I met were either sure that there would be no afterlife or else that they would get preferential treatment in the hereafter.

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Strong blasphemers thrive only when strong believers thrive.

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Reader, pray that soon this Iron Age Will crumble, and Beauty escape the rusting cage.

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Beauty in this Iron Age must turn From fluid living rainbow shapes to torn And sootened fragments, ashes in an urn On whose gray surface runes are traced by a Norn Who hopes to wake the Future to arise In Phoenix -fashion, and to shine with rays To blast the sight of modern men whose dyes Of selfishness and lust have stained our days ...

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Philip Jose Farmer Quotes: Sawbeaked epitome of bodiless idea
Sawbeaked epitome of bodiless Idea, tossed by gusts of ether, dive Through abstract mists and raid the sea of fact Eat rich strange fish, grow long bright feathers, press Form's flesh around thought's rib, and so derive From the act of beauty, beauty of the act.

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Let those who think the soul is shallow rail, They must be warned before they dare to leap They'll plunge into the twilight depths where sweep In ceaseless thirst great teeth too swift to fail.

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