Go tell it on the mountain

You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. They know it’s going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, it’s always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt. -Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


We went to the Moon

People in different countries used this word “we, we, we” as emphatically as– we were hearing from Europeans, Asians, Africans, wherever we went it was, “We, we finally did it.” And I thought that was a wonderful thing.

– Michael Collins, command module pilot, Apollo 11, regarding man’s first trip to the Moon (from In the Shadow of the Moon).