History Quotes / TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow

15th Dec '17 2:14:46 AM JackG
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->''In the first class there was Robot-as-Menace. I don't have to explain that overmuch. Such stories were a mixture of "clank-clank" and "aarghh" and "[[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow There are some things man was not meant to know.]]" After a while they palled dreadfully and I couldn't stand them.''

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->''In the first class there was Robot-as-Menace. I don't have to explain that overmuch. Such stories were a mixture of "clank-clank" and "aarghh" and "[[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow There "There are some things man was not meant to know.]]" " After a while they palled dreadfully and I couldn't stand them.''
15th Dec '17 2:14:14 AM JackG
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->''In the first class there was Robot-as-Menace. I don't have to explain that overmuch. Such stories were a mixture of "clank-clank" and "aarghh" and "[[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow There are some things man was not meant to know.]]" After a while they palled dreadfully and I couldn't stand them.''
-->-- '''Creator/IsaacAsimov''', ''The Complete Robot''
25th Jul '17 1:11:38 PM Beedle
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-->--'''Creator/RussellBrand''', ''The Secret Policeman's Ball''


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-->--'''Creator/RussellBrand''', ''The Secret Policeman's Ball''

Ball 2006''

20th Feb '17 5:37:14 PM nombretomado
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->[[LettersToTheEditor Next letter,]] very different tack, no less sublime, it begins thusly: "''Voodoo is very real!'' And very dangerous, often destroying those who practice it." ''Often''. Not talking about freak occurences, right? On the way here tonight, I see five people practising voodoo; three of them were destroyed by it! Look at the statistics!\\
"With any luck, Huntley will destroy himself by opening a doorway to a world beyond the knowledge of mere man!" ...That's a heavy thing to hope for, ain't it? And then to send it to [[BritishNewspapers The Sun]]? It is not a metaphysical newspaper! This is a proposition that, if it came from [[Creator/DanteAlighieri Dante]], would confuse you.\\

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->[[LettersToTheEditor Next letter,]] very different tack, no less sublime, it begins thusly: "''Voodoo is very real!'' And very dangerous, often destroying those who practice it." ''Often''. Not talking about freak occurences, occurrences, right? On the way here tonight, I see five people practising voodoo; three of them were destroyed by it! Look at the statistics!\\
"With any luck, Huntley will destroy himself by opening a doorway to a world beyond the knowledge of mere man!" ...That's a heavy thing to hope for, ain't it? And then to send it to [[BritishNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Sun]]? Sun]]''? It is not a metaphysical newspaper! This is a proposition that, if it came from [[Creator/DanteAlighieri Dante]], would confuse you.\\
8th Jan '17 9:04:29 AM nombretomado
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-->--'''Dr. Maximillian Roivas''', ''EternalDarkness''

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-->--'''Dr. Maximillian Roivas''', ''EternalDarkness''
''VideoGame/EternalDarkness''



-->-- '''Kruphix, God of Horizons''', MagicTheGathering

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-->-- '''Kruphix, God of Horizons''', MagicTheGathering
TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering
16th Sep '16 2:15:25 PM Beedle
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"D'ya know what I hope happens to Ian Huntley, right?! I'll tell you what I hope happens! I hope he destroys himself -", "Oh, how?", "This is the good bit! - by opening a doorway to a world beyond the knowledge of mere man! A world so baffling and complex that whilst man and Huntley can percieve it - he has, after all, just opened a doorway to it - he can never ''know'' it! He can never integrate it into his understanding of what is, because he is a mere man! If he were a ''[[{{Pun}} meerkat]]''... better vantage point!

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"D'ya know what I hope happens to Ian Huntley, right?! I'll tell you what I hope happens! I hope he destroys himself -", "Oh, how?", "This is the good bit! - by opening a doorway to a world beyond the knowledge of mere man! A world so baffling and complex that whilst man and Huntley can percieve it - he has, after all, just opened a doorway to it - he can never ''know'' it! He can never integrate it into his understanding of what is, because he is a mere man! If he were a ''[[{{Pun}} meerkat]]''... better vantage point!point!"
16th Sep '16 2:13:26 PM Beedle
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->[[LettersToTheEditor Next letter,]] very different tack, no less sublime, it begins thusly: "''Voodoo is very real!'' And very dangerous, often destroying those who practice it." ''Often''. Not talking about freak occurences, right? On the way here tonight, I see five people practising voodoo; three of them were destroyed by it! Look at the statistics!\\
"With any luck, Huntley will destroy himself by opening a doorway to a world beyond the knowledge of mere man!" ...That's a heavy thing to hope for, ain't it? And then to send it to [[BritishNewspapers The Sun]]? It is not a metaphysical newspaper! This is a proposition that, if it came from [[Creator/DanteAlighieri Dante]], would confuse you.\\
"D'ya know what I hope happens to Ian Huntley, right?! I'll tell you what I hope happens! I hope he destroys himself -", "Oh, how?", "This is the good bit! - by opening a doorway to a world beyond the knowledge of mere man! A world so baffling and complex that whilst man and Huntley can percieve it - he has, after all, just opened a doorway to it - he can never ''know'' it! He can never integrate it into his understanding of what is, because he is a mere man! If he were a ''[[{{Pun}} meerkat]]''... better vantage point!
-->--'''Creator/RussellBrand''', ''The Secret Policeman's Ball''

2nd Jun '16 2:30:50 PM nombretomado
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->''"The essential innovation of HPLovecraft is to imagine the moment of religious ecstasy as a negative phenomenon. Paul, on the road to Damascus, is given a vision not of Christ's forgiveness, but of the opposite. Instead of knowing one's holy and sacred place in the universe, one is confronted by the supreme meaninglessness of one's own existence. Or worse, in the absolute darkest case, one is seen and recognized by God, but hated. Every narrow escape and lucky break you've ever had is a mere vagary of pure chance, while every harrowing experience and trial you've suffered is the active intervention of a universe that wants you to suffer... It's not safe to assume you're going to like the innermost secrets of the universe. In fact, if you were going to like them, the universe probably wouldn't go to such lengths to keep them from you. The fact that the universe has helpfully placed 'Danger: Beware of Shub-Niggrauth' signs throughout itself to aid people in this has had a remarkably minimal effect on actual human behavior with regards to this issue. "''

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->''"The essential innovation of HPLovecraft Creator/HPLovecraft is to imagine the moment of religious ecstasy as a negative phenomenon. Paul, on the road to Damascus, is given a vision not of Christ's forgiveness, but of the opposite. Instead of knowing one's holy and sacred place in the universe, one is confronted by the supreme meaninglessness of one's own existence. Or worse, in the absolute darkest case, one is seen and recognized by God, but hated. Every narrow escape and lucky break you've ever had is a mere vagary of pure chance, while every harrowing experience and trial you've suffered is the active intervention of a universe that wants you to suffer... It's not safe to assume you're going to like the innermost secrets of the universe. In fact, if you were going to like them, the universe probably wouldn't go to such lengths to keep them from you. The fact that the universe has helpfully placed 'Danger: Beware of Shub-Niggrauth' signs throughout itself to aid people in this has had a remarkably minimal effect on actual human behavior with regards to this issue. "''
30th Apr '16 7:02:23 AM JackG
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-->-- ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space''

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-->-- ''Plan '''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space''
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->''"The Final Frontier has some boundaries that are not meant to be crossed."''
-->-- '''Captain Janeway''', ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "The Omega Directive"
23rd Apr '16 2:18:50 PM StFan
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->"As any science fiction movie will tell you, there are Some Things That Man Is Not Meant To Know. This weapon will help you kill those things."
-->-- '''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'''

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->"As ->''"As any science fiction movie will tell you, there are Some Things That Man Is Not Meant To to Know. This weapon will help you kill those things."
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-->-- '''Plan ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'''
Space''
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