Modernism may be seen as an attempt to reconstruct the world in the absence of God.
— Bryan Appleyard

The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction.
Frederik Pohl reconstruction quote

A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can.
— Edith Hamilton

To put it boldly, it is the attempt at a posterior reconstruction of existence by the process of conceptualization.
— Albert Einstein

Modern man's capacity for destruction is quixotic evidence of humanity's capacity for reconstruction. The powerful technological agents we have unleashed against the environment include many of the agents we require for its reconstruction.
— reconstruction quotation by George Will