All those agonizing philosophical-theological conundrums amount to "Ask a silly question, get a silly answer."
Ch. 63 (Harvest of Stars (1993))
You know what they say about bold spacemen never becoming old spacemen.Poul Anderson
Better a life like a falling star, brief bright across the dark, than the long, long waiting of the immortals, loveless and cheerlessly wise.Poul Anderson
A man isn't really alive till he has something bigger than himself and his own little happiness, for which he'd gladly die.Poul Anderson
We live with our archetypes, but can we live in them?Poul Anderson
Timidity can be as dangerous as rashness.Poul Anderson
Anybody can find infinite Mandelbrot figures in his navel.Poul Anderson