Robert Wilson

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Robert Wilson

For such people the consummate act of moral clarity was a lynching or a suicide bombing, a fatwa or a pogrom. And they were ascendant now, rising like dark stars over a terminal landscape .More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The attacking piece displaces its victim. The vanquished piece leaves the plane of the board entirely. But it does not, in a higher sense, cease to exist.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To capture the pawn, threaten the queen.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Goddamn you," Jacob said. "There's no damnation, Jacob. No Heaven but the forest and no God but the hive.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And death? I don't fear death. I dread the absence of it.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Consciousness," according to current scientific thought, was something the higher mammals had evolved in order to help them reproduce, much the way a garden slug secretes slime. It had no special ontological status. The "self" was a genetically modulated and biologically useful illusion.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Mysteries are the Mysteries, and ultimately personal maybe the most personal thing in the universe. Evangelism, in my opinion, is a failure of the imagination. Beware of prophets: the best visions are the ones they leave in the desert.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It was possible at last to hear the silence to appreciate that there was a silence, deep and potent, out there beyond the pretension of the light.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Times like this, with the wind moving the grass and curling around her like a huge cool hand, Tess felt the world as a second presence, as another person, as if the wind and the grass had voices of their own and she could hear them talking.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nobody wants to conduct an autopsy on a dead saint.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Everybody falls, and we all land somewhere.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Along with a dozen other students I had dissected a human cadaver and sorted its contents by size, color, function, and weight. There was nothing pleasant about the experience. Its only consolation was its truth and its only virtue was its utility.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We spent a lot of time discussing cosmology first. I think that was your father's unique way of evaluating people. You can tell a lot about a person, he once said, by the way they look at the stars.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I believed there were no Hypotheticals in the sense of consciously acting agents conscious entities. There was only the process. The needles of evolution, endlessly knitting.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
These movies belonged to the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries that period of great, unsustainable, and hedonistic prosperity, driven by the burning of Earth's reserves of perishable oil, which culminated in the False Tribulation, and the wars, and the plagues, and the painful dwindling of inflated populations to more reasonable numbers.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I suppose the pursuit of fashion has always carried a price, monetary or otherwise.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Since Deacon Hollingshead's arrival in town last July the Dominion had been hard at work, cleansing New York City of moral corruption. "Corruption" is a popular word with the enthusiasts of the Dominion, usually uttered as a prelude to the knife, the docket, or the noose.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What had been released into the desert vacuum and starry oases of the galaxy was the inexorable logic of reproduction and natural selection. What followed was parasitism, predation, symbiosis, interdependency chaos, complexity, life.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
From this new point of view, the universe I had inhabited became an object I could perceive in its entirety. It was a hypersphere embedded in a cloud of alternative states the sum of all possible quantum trajectories from the big bang to the decay of matter. "Reality" history as we had known or inferred it was only the most likely of these possible trajectories. There were countless others, real in a different sense: a vast but finite set of paths not taken, a ghostly forest of quantum alternatives, the shores of an unMore Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It was amazing how these events lost their impact, translated through the flat gaze of a video screen.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ecstasy hates company.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One doesn't have to understand in order to look. One has to look, in order to understand.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I understand so very little. But I am not afraid to look: I am a good observer at last. My eyes are open, and I am not afraid.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Personally, I don't believe in anything more supernatural than what you read about in the Bible, and I only believe that one day out of seven.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I suppose every decade gets the music it deserves.More Robert Wilson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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