Sunday, November 20, 2005

A quote from "Green Mars"

And because we are alive, the universe must be said to be alive. We are its consciousness as well as our own. We rise out of the cosmos and we see its mesh of patterns, and it strikes us as beautiful. And that feeling is the most important thing in all the universe - its culmination, like the color of the flower at first bloom on a wet morning. It's a holy feeling, and our task in this world is to do everything we can to foster it. And one way to do that is to spread life everywhere. To aid it into existence where it was not before, as here on Mars.
From Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson, spoken by the character Hiroko, page 9 of the US paperback edition.

1 comment:

Anthony Kendall said...

That semi-religious feeling about colonizing Mars and the rest of our solar system has driven me for the last decade, thanks for the quote Bruce!