Thursday, February 4, 2010

Meandering about . . .

Today is the birthday of Russell Conwell Hoban (born February 4, 1925), writer of fantasy, science fiction, mainstream fiction, magic realism, poetry, and children's books.

"There is only one place, and that place is time." - Russell Hoban

"If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time." - Russell Hoban

"Nothing to be done really about animals. Anything you do looks foolish. The answer isn't in us. It's almost as if we're put here on earth to show how silly they aren't." - Russell Hoban

"After all, when you come right down to it, how many people speak the same language even when they speak the same language?" - Russell Hoban

"One assumes that the world simply is and is and is but it isn't, it is like music that we hear a moment at a time and put together in our heads. But this music, unlike other music, cannot be performed again." - Russell Hoban

"Explorers have to be ready to die lost." - Russell Hoban

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