Olaf Stapledon Quotes

Top 26 wise famous quotes and sayings by Olaf Stapledon

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Olaf Stapledon quotes: Once more I struck out into the ocean of space, heading for another near star. Once more I was disappointed. Once more I struck out into the ocean of space, heading for another near star. Once more I was disappointed.
Olaf Stapledon quotes: In a sick world even the hale are sick. In a sick world even the hale are sick.
Olaf Stapledon quotes: The universe now appeared to me as a void wherein floated rare flakes of snow, each flake a universe. The universe now appeared to me as a void wherein floated rare flakes of snow, each flake a universe.
Olaf Stapledon quotes: That strange blend of the commercial traveller, the missionary and the barbarian conqueror, which was the American abroad. That strange blend of the commercial traveller, the missionary and the barbarian conqueror, which was the American abroad.
Olaf Stapledon quotes: Barren, barren and trivial are these words. But not barren the experience. Barren, barren and trivial are these words. But not barren the experience.
Olaf Stapledon quotes: A nation ... is just a society for hating foreigners. A nation ... is just a society for hating foreigners.
Olaf Stapledon quotes: The expansion of the whole cosmos was but the shrinkage of all its physical units and of the wavelengths of light. The expansion of the whole cosmos was but the shrinkage of all its physical units and of the wavelengths of light.
Olaf Stapledon quotes: How could I describe our relationship even to myself without either disparaging it or insulting it with the tawdry decoration of sentimentality? How could I describe our relationship even to myself without either disparaging it or insulting it with the tawdry decoration of sentimentality?
Olaf Stapledon quotes: I am the scent that he will follow always, hunting for God. I am the scent that he will follow always, hunting for God.
Olaf Stapledon quotes: In fact man's career has been less like a mountain torrent hurtling from rock to rock, than a great sluggish river, broken very seldom by rapids. In fact man's career has been less like a mountain torrent hurtling from rock to rock, than a great sluggish river, broken very seldom by rapids.
Olaf Stapledon quotes: Why did you make only one of me? It's going to be lonely being me. Why did you make only one of me? It's going to be lonely being me.
Olaf Stapledon quotes: Without Satan, with God only, how poor a universe, how trite a music! Without Satan, with God only, how poor a universe, how trite a music!
Olaf Stapledon quotes: In you, humanity is precarious; and so, in dread and in shame, you kill the animal in you. And its slaughter poisons you. In you, humanity is precarious; and so, in dread and in shame, you kill the animal in you. And its slaughter poisons you.
Olaf Stapledon quotes: But the very success which had intoxicated them rendered them also too complacent to learn from less prosperous competitors. But the very success which had intoxicated them rendered them also too complacent to learn from less prosperous competitors.
Olaf Stapledon quotes: Thus and thus is the world. Seeing the depth, we shall see also the height, and praise both. Thus and thus is the world. Seeing the depth, we shall see also the height, and praise both.
Olaf Stapledon quotes: My dear, it is a great strength to have faced the worst and to have *felt* it a feature of beauty. Nothing ever after can shake one. My dear, it is a great strength to have faced the worst and to have *felt* it a feature of beauty. Nothing ever after can shake one.
Olaf Stapledon quotes: Men with sound eyes need not concern themselves with the arguments of blind men to prove that seeing cannot occur. Men with sound eyes need not concern themselves with the arguments of blind men to prove that seeing cannot occur.
Olaf Stapledon quotes: Our outworn economic system dooms millions to frustration. Our outworn economic system dooms millions to frustration.