quote by Ben Aaronovitch

What do you think you're doing?

— Ben Aaronovitch

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For a friend with an understanding heart is worth no less than a brother

Men who neglect philosophy while busying themselves with ordinary affairs are like the Suitors [in the Odyssey] who desired Penelope but went to bed with her maids.

I think it was lucky that during most of the work on the Odyssey I lived on Homer's sea in houses that were, in one case, shaken by the impact of the Mediterranean winter storms on the rocks below.

It's been an incredible odyssey to make the journey from a vibrantly healthy person to someone with a chronic illness.

Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living.

In the future, search engines should be as useful as HAL in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey-but hopefully they won't kill people.

Each man delights in the work that suits him best.

I touch your book and dream of our odyssey in the supermarket and feel absurd.

The Odyssey is the story of someone who, in the course of diverse experiences, acquires a personality or affirms and recovers his personality.

It seems so odd to me, an odyssey How honesty is honestly the rarest thing upon us Its astonishing.

I read the Odyssey because it was the story of a man who returned home after being absent for more than twenty years and was recognized only by his dog.

The trip was to be an odyssey in the fullest sense of the word, an epic journey that would change everything.

Take a stress pill and think things over-- HAL in 2001

A genuine odyssey is not about piling up experiences.

It is a deeply felt, risky, unpredictable tour of the soul.

Ah how shameless – the way these mortals blame the gods.

From us alone they say come all their miseries yes but they themselves with their own reckless ways compound their pains beyond their proper share.

Fiction has consisted either of placing imaginary characters in a true story, which is the Iliad, or of presenting the story of an individual as having a general historical value, which is the Odyssey.

There is one expanding horror in American life.

It is that our long odyssey toward liberty, democracy and freedom-for-all may be achieved in such a way that utopia remains forever closed, and we live in freedom and hell, debased of style, not individual from one another, void of courage, our fear rationalized away.

I think songwriters are more related to fiction writers.

The Odyssey was a story in song. To me, that's so beautiful, all those painted characters, all those travels and adventures.

If you take 2001: A Space Odyssey as an example of somebody who creates a new language in film by what he was able to accomplish with art direction, photography, lighting, etc., it is still a gold standard for science fiction.

I watch 2001: A Space Odyssey every time it’s on.

I made the kids watch it every time, too, and now they just love watching it. Stanley Kubrick’s great. And Blade Runner is one of my top three science fiction films. A lot of it has come true.

That's what the American odyssey is really about: Leaving home.

Leaving home and coming home, and trying to understand the difference.

I think it's like that for people who don't remember 1969 first-hand.

It's that sense of 'old hat.' Of 'been there, done that.' Space shuttles, space stations, communications satellites, GPS - they're all part of our everyday, taken-for-granted world in 2009, not part of an incredible odyssey.

All confessions are Odysseys.

The Odyssey is, indeed, one of the greatest of all stories, it is the original romance of the West; but the Iliad, though a magnificent poem, is not much of a story.

The blade itself incites to deeds of violence.

Open the pod bay doors, Hal.

some things you will think of yourself,...some things God will put into your mind

Even his griefs are a joy long after to one that remembers all that he wrought and endured.

The right sort of gossip is a charming and stimulating thing.

The Odyssey itself is simply glorious gossip, and the same may be said of nearly every tale of mingled fact and legend which has been handed down to us through the ages.

My odyssey to become an astronaut kind of started in grad school, and I was working, up at MIT, in space robotics-related work; human and robot working together.

In A Life In Books, author and graphic design visionary Warren Lehrer crafts a vivid kaleidoscopic odyssey that frames one man’s life through not one, but one hundred different books—and book jackets... An unmistakably modern evocation of the illuminated manuscript.

For never, never, wicked man was wise.

Every great literature has always been allegorical - allegorical of some view of the whole universe. The 'Iliad' is only great because all life is a battle, the 'Odyssey' because all life is a journey, the Book of Job because all life is a riddle.

The time was fast approaching when Earth, like all mothers, must say farewell to her children.

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