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QUOTES ON THE UNIVERSE


Few people realise the immensity of vacancy in which the dust of the material universe swims.

H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds

The glory of Him who moves everything penetrates through the universe, and is resplendent in one part more and in another less.

DANTE ALIGHIERI, The Divine Comedy

He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe.

CORMAC MCCARTHY, The Road

The universe is no narrow thing and the order within it is not constrained by any latitude in its conception to repeat what exists in one part in any other part. Even in this world more things exist without our knowledge than with it and the order in creation which you see is that which you have put there, like a string in a maze, so that you shall not lose your way. For existence has its own order and that no man's mind can compass, the mind itself being but a fact among others.

CORMAC MCCARTHY, Blood Meridian

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