Every form of life is in its origin not natural, but divine and human; for it must spring from love, just as there can be no reason without spirit.
(Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 91 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
You must await your thirst and allow it to become complete: otherwise you will never discover your spring, which can never be anyone else's!
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 193, selection 5, number 54, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883.
Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)
Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.
(J.G. (James Graham) Ballard (b. 1930), British author. originally published in Books and Bookmen (London, Feb. 1971). Fictions of Every Kind, Re/Search (San Francisco) no. 8/9 (1984).
Ballard continued: "Even the worst science fiction is better ... than the best conventional fiction. The future is a better key to the present than the past.")