“We know a little about life under the sea…”

“We know a little about life under the sea, because we are curious.  But how much do they know of us?  Do a few dozen bathysphere descents constitute an invasion?  A fish that sees our bathysphere might go home and take to his bed with a sick headache, but he wouldn’t talk about it, and he wouldn’t be believed if he did.  If a lot of fish see us and swear out affidavits, along comes a fish-psychologist and explains it as mass hallucination.”
–Dr. Jacobson Graves
Goldfish Bowl
written by Robert A. Heinlein

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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