Donald Culross Peattie Quote
Of all the astronomical events, the fall of a meteorite is the most unnerving and yet the most reassuring. Reassuring because it proves to us that the depths of space are inhabited by bodies made of the same elements we have here on earth, that, at rock bottom, a man and a star are built of the same stuff.
An Almanac for Moderns, August Eleventh (p. 155), G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1935