— Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950
„How far do we owe loyalty to our creators’ dream? When have we earned the right to dream for ourselves?“
— David Brin novelist, short story writer 1950
Chapter 24 (p. 442)
„What shall we say of the Intelligence that plans all this? Can the Creator be less than the creature? Shall we not say that Intelligence is indestructible, and its measure is its Power to adapt means to ends? Intelligence, Matter, Energy — nature's trinity in her manifestations.“
— Elisha Gray American electrical engineer 1835 - 1901
Energy and vibration: energy, sound, heat, light, explosives (1900); Fords, Howard & Hulbert, p. 166
— Michael Bloomberg American businessman and politician, former mayor of New York City 1942
„How tell what remains? But it’s the end. Or have I been dreaming, am I dreaming? No no, none of that, for dream is nothing, a joke, and significant what is worse.“
— Samuel Beckett Irish novelist, playwright, and poet 1906 - 1989
„The true test of intelligence is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do“
— John Holt educator 1923 - 1985
How Children Fail (1964).
„If you have not even dreamed
Of benefiting yourself
Before dreaming of this for sentient beings,
How could you be of benefit to others?“
— Šantidéva 8th-century Indian Buddhist monk and scholar 685
„... there is a virtue attached to intelligence, but lets suppose that we are all intelligent enough to know that intelligence is not a virtue; that the people who made the atom bomb were very intelligent, and that really virtue resides in how we conduct ourselves...“
— Zia Haider Rahman British novelist
"Zia Haider Rahman's In The Light of What We Know" Books& Arts in ABC http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandarts/zia-haider-rahman/6517150?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter June 3, 2015. Retrieved on 2015-06-03.
„Theism (whether Christian, Jewish, or Muslim) holds that God by wisdom created the world. The origin of the world and its subsequent ordering thus results from the designing activity of an intelligent agent—God. Naturalism, on the other hand, allows no place for intelligent agency except at the end of a blind, purposeless material process. Within naturalism, any intelligence is an evolved intelligence. Moreover, the evolutionary process by which any such intelligence developed is itself blind and purposeless. As a consequence, naturalism makes intelligence not a basic creative force within nature but an evolutionary byproduct. In particular, humans (the natural objects best known to exhibit intelligence) are not the crown of creation, not the carefully designed outcome of a purposeful creator, and certainly not creatures made in the image of a benevolent God. Rather, humans are an accident of natural history.“
— William A. Dembski American intelligent design advocate 1960
„But then to wake and find it flown,
The dream of happiness destroyed,
To find myself unloved, alone,
What tongue can speak the dreary void?
A heart whence warm affections flow,
Creator, thou hast given to me,
And am I only thus to know
How sweet the joys of love would be?“
— Anne Brontë British novelist and poet 1820 - 1849
Context: But then to wake and find it flown, The dream of happiness destroyed, To find myself unloved, alone, What tongue can speak the dreary void? A heart whence warm affections flow, Creator, thou hast given to me, And am I only thus to know How sweet the joys of love would be?
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
Context: Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no end to illusion. Life is a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue, and each shows only what lies in its focus.
„He was truly after an art in which the creator could be as intelligent as he liked, but in which intelligence must be transmuted entirely into form, so that no lumps of thinking are left showing.“
— Wilfrid Sheed English-American novelist and essayist 1930 - 2011
"Ernest Hemingway" (1977), p. 240