314 – “Each moment in history is a fleeting time, precious and unique. But some stand out as moments of beginning, in which courses are set that shape decades or centuries. This can be such a moment.”

–Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States


“Sans doute, c’est par l’amour que l’éternité peut être comprise; il confond toutes les notions du temps; il efface les idées de commencement et de fin; on croit avoir toujours aimé l’objet qu’on aime; tant il est difficile de concevoir qu’on ait pu vivre sans lui!”

“Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end: we fancy that we have always possessed what we love, so difficult is it to imagine how we could have lived without it” – Translated by Isabel Hill

Germaine de Staël

“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”

– Carl Sagan [See source note for a link to the source]


“一个 无形的 线程 连接 那些 注定 会见 的 人, 无论 时间, 地点, 和 情况如何。 线 可能 伸展 或 缠 结。 但 它 永远 不 会 破 产。”

“Yīgè wúxíng de xiànchéng liánjiē nàxiē zhùdìng huìjiàn de rén, wúlùn shíjiān, dìdiǎn hé qíngkuàng rúhé. Xiàn kěnéng shēnzhǎn huò chán jié. Dàn tā yǒngyuǎn bù huì pòchǎn.”

“An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, and circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle. But it will never break.”

– Chinese Proverb [See Source Note about Translation]