“Why do we need time travel, when we already travel through space so far and fast? For history. For mystery. For nostalgia. For hope. To examine our potential and explore our memories. To counter regret for the life we lived, the only life, one dimension, beginning to end.”
“Things have been, says the legal mind, and so we are here. The creative mind says we are here because things have yet to be.”
“The mind is what we experience most immediately and what does the experiencing.”
“If we have only the one universe — if the universe is all there is — then time murders possibility. It erases the lives we might have had.”
One of my favorite topics by one of my favorite writers.
UPDATE: From a good piece in The Guardian: “Howard and his editors also manage a number of celebrity Beatle-fan coups, like the day when, to their astonishment, they spotted a 14-year-old Sigourney Weaver looming lankily over her fellow teenyboppers in footage of a 1964 show.”