British Explorer Quotes
There's a passage about 'rivers of molten rock that wound their way... until they cooled and lay like twisted dragon-shapes vomited from the tormented earth.' That's a perfect description: how did Tolkien know, a quarter century before anyone ever saw a picture of Io? Talk about Nature imitating Art.
Every victory of man over man has in itself a taste of defeat.... There is no essential difference between the various human groups, creatures whose bones and brains and members are the same; and every damage we do there is a form of mutilation, as if the fingers of the left hand were to be cut off by the right.
The Mystery of Nature only serves to draw us on. We cannot Resist. But then comes our reward. The deeper we penetrate the higher is our exaltation. Those who pierce farthest into the mystery of Nature enjoy the purst delight. So on and on we have to go - layman and scientist alike. And we shall never stop. The lure is too great.