Friday, June 18, 2010

Meandering in possibilities . . .

Today is the birthday of Richard Powers (born June 18, 1957), novelist. His works explore the effects of modern science and technology on human lives.

"All we can ever do is lay a word in the hands of those who have put one in ours." - Richard Powers

"I don't mind arguing with myself. It's when I lose that it bothers me." - Richard Powers

"Science is not about control. It is about cultivating a perpetual condition of wonder in the face of something that forever grows one step richer and subtler than our latest theory about it. It is about reverence, not mastery. " - Richard Powers

"Librarian is a service occupation. Gas station attendant of the mind." - Richard Powers

"Maybe happiness is like a virus. Maybe it's one of those bugs that sits for a long time, so we don't even know that we are infected." - Richard Powers

"Evil is the refusal to see one's self in others." - Richard Powers

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