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Quippe mihi non multo minus admirandæ videntur occasiones, quibussi homines in cognationem rerum cœlestium deveniunt; quam ipsa Natura rerum cœlestium.
I find the ways by which humankind comes to an understanding of the celestial mechanics almost as wonderous as the nature of the heavenly matters themselves.
–Johannes Kepler, Argumenta singulorum capitum, “Astronomia Nova” (1609) in: Johannes Keplers Gesammelte Werke, vol. 3, p. 47, lines 19–21)(S.H. transl.)
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”