The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
The entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks.
The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head.
If complete and utter chaos was lightning, then he'd be the sort to stand on a hilltop in a thunderstorm wearing wet copper armour and shouting 'All gods are bastards!
Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.
A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.
In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.
The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it's as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues.
He says gods like to see an atheist around. Gives them something to aim at.
The pen is mightier than the sword ... if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.
The consensus seemed to be that if really large numbers of men were sent to storm the mountain, then enough might survive the rocks to take the citadel. This is essentially the basis of all military thinking.
All assassins had a full-length mirror in their rooms, because it would be a terrible insult to anyone to kill them when you were badly dressed.
People who are rather more than six feet tall and nearly as broad across the shoulders often have uneventful journeys. People jump out at them from behind rocks then say things like, "Oh. Sorry. I thought you were someone else.
Pets are always a great help in times of stress. And in times of starvation too, o'course.
Not a man to mince words. People, yes. But not words.
It was possibly the most circumspect advance in the history of military maneuvers, right down at the bottom end of the scale that things like the Charge of the Light Brigade are at the top of.
Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH,' the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.