“When I look up in the universe, I know I’m small but I’m also big. I’m big because I’m connected to the universe, and the universe is connected to me.”
Dictionary: The universe in alphabetical order. -Anatole France, novelist, essayist, Nobel laureate (1844-1924).
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.
— Philip K. Dick (1928–1982), U.S. science fiction writer. Quoted by Dick in “How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later,” introduction, I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon (1986).