Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Quote of the Day

"One of the major problems encountered in time travel is not that of accidentally becoming your own father or mother. There is no problem involved in becoming your own father or mother that a broad-minded and well-adjusted family can't cope with. There is no problem about changing the course of history -- the course of history does not change because it all fits together like a jigsaw. All the important changes have happened before the things they were supposed to change and it all sorts itself out in the end.

The major problem is quite simply one of grammar... The event will be described differently accourding to whether you are talking about it from the standpoint of your own natural time, from a time in the further future, or a time in the further past and is further complicated by the possibility of counducting conversations while you are actually traveling from one time to another with the intention of becoming your own mother or father." -The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams

A long quote to type, but worth it. Someday (perhaps after my wedding, but hopefully sooner) I will actually write something, rather than quoting.

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