One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
I am indeed casting the die and writing the book, either for my contemporaries or for posterity to read, it matters not which: let the book await its reader for a hundred years; God himself has waited six thousand years for his work to be seen.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Mal: Well, you were right about this being a bad idea.
Zoe: Thanks for saying, sir.