We have been given eyes to see what the light year worlds cannot see of themselves. We have been given hands to touch the miraculous. We have been given hearts to know the incredible. Can we shrink back to bed in our funeral clothes? Mars says we cannot.
Free of the protection of the solid rock in which we hid to invent fire, now we stand unprotected in an invisible rain that showers from the Universe and will either cleanse us or melt us to nothing.
— Ray Bradbury ur essäsamlingen ”Too Soon from the Cave, Too Far from the Stars”