“I looked at her and a voice inside me said, we only see starlight because all the stars are bleeding.”
— Steven Hall, The Raw Shark Texts
“It isn’t just the past we remember, it’s the future too. Fifty per cent of memory is devoted not to what has already happened, but to what will happen next. Appointments, anniversaries, meetings, all the rolling engagements and plans, all the hopes and dreams and ambitions which make up any human life – we remember what we did and also what we will do. Only the knife edge of the present is ‘hard’ to any degree. Past and future are things of the mind, and a mind can be changed.”
“The real world is in a much darker and deeper place than this, and most of it is occupied by jellyfish and things. We just happen to forget all that. Don’t you agree?
Two-thirds of earth’s surface is ocean, and all we can see with the naked eye is the surface: the skin.”