“As a result, scientists in this country and all over the world have been not only uninformed but misinformed about a damnably puzzling phenomenon that, whether it turns out to be extraterrestrial visitation or not, is certainly one of the most important of the century. For if UFOs are a result of mistaken identity, as some who have not thoroughly studied the evidence claim, then the phenomenon demands the urgent attention of all. It would mean that literally hundreds of pilots, radar technicians, engineers, scientists, and intelligent laymen have been duped by their own senses to such a degree that it is sheer wonder any sanity at all is left in the world.”
–John G. Fuller writing in Aliens in the Skies
This is one in a series of quotations.
I’ve been working, from time to time, on a book of quotations for many years. I call it, “The Mind Boggles”, from one of my favorite quotations. I do source quotations a bit differently from a lot of people. In the case of a work of a fiction, I consider that the character said the line…not the author. As a bit of an author myself (in a minor way), I can tell you…my characters definitely say things that I would never say. These are all quotations that I’ve collected myself: I’ve read the book, seen the TV episode, and so on.
Hope you enjoy them!
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.