I was in the death struggle with self: God and Satan fought for my soul those three long hours. God conquered — now I have only one doubt left — which of the twain was God?
- Aleister Crowley, Aceldama : A Place To Bury Strangers In (1898)
As the world rapidly becomes a civilization of machines, the masters of machines will increasingly be the ones in control of the world.
- John Howard Dellinger
The greatest gift that God in His bounty made in creation, and the most conformable to His goodness, and that which He prizes the most, was the freedom of will, with which the creatures with intelligence, they all and they alone, were and are endowed.
- Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy (c. 1308-1321)
Ah, Durian Grey. Never needed deodorant, but you couldn't go into the room where his portrait was without hazmat suits.
- Joe McMahon, "stillstream chat" (2013)
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.
- Edgar Allan Poe, "A Dream Within a Dream" (1849)