But it’s not really Chinese, is it?’
Logan was thoughtful for a moment. “I don’t know. I guess you’d say it’s really not if you look back thousands of years. But I don’t think that way. Lots of things start out not Chinese and end up that way.

I am an anarch in space, a metahistorian in time. Hence I am committed to neither the political present nor tradition; I am blank and also open and potent in any direction.

Dear old Dad, in contrast, still pours his wine into the same decaying old wineskins, he still believes in a constitution when nothing and no one constitutes anything.

…you sometimes note an impatience on the part of a specialist that the public does not show sufficient interest in his assemblage of information as such. He is likely to conclude that the average person is somewhat stupid. The opposite is true. It is a sign of native intelligence on the part of any person not to clutter his mind with indigestibles.

If we try to see something positive in everything we do, life won’t necessarily become easier but it becomes more valuable.

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