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Winston Niles Rumfoord Quotes

Six of the best book quotes from Winston Niles Rumfoord
  1. #1
    “When I ran my space ship into the chrono-synclastic infundibulum, it came to me in a flash that everything that has been always will be, and everything that ever will be always has been.” He chuckled again. “Knowing that rather takes the glamour out of fortunetelling—makes it the simplest, most obvious thing imaginable.”
  2. #2
    “Everything that every Earthling has ever done has been warped by creatures on a planet one-hundred-and-fifty thousand light years away. The name of the planet is Tralfamador.”
  3. #3
    “The moral: Money, position, health, handsomeness, and talent aren’t everything.”
  4. #4
    “ ‘Luck, good or bad,’ said Rumfoord up in his treetop, ‘is not the hand of God.’
    ‘Luck,’ said Rumfoord up in his treetop, ‘is the way the wind swirls and the dust settles eons after God has passed by.’ ”
  5. #5
    ″ ‘There it is—friend,’ he said to his memory of Rumfoord, ‘and much consolation may it give you, Skip. Much pain it cost your old friend Salo. In order to give it to you—even too late—your old friend Salo had to make war against the core of his being, against the very nature of being a machine.’ ”
  6. #6
    “You asked the impossible of a machine...and the machine complied.”