“When we say that our destiny is to take human civilization to…”

“When we say that our destiny is to take human civilization to Mars, no one should doubt that we will succeed. The USA is the only nation capable of accomplishing this vital mission, and we take our responsibilities seriously. We are one deadly asteroid, one catastrophic terrorist attack, one rampaging virus or one ecological disaster from the end of human existence on this planet. Whatever the fate of the first MarsDestiny mission, we will – we must – persevere.”
–President Shari Flanagan
Mars Girl
written by Jeff Garrity

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


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