- The Sophon diplomat's peace offering
"C'mon, let's go. Make peace and shake hands, so then we can go do dangerous science together.
- Most Sophon lines are snarky enough in general that everything they say can be funny to someone.
- The flavor text for a breakthrough in the most advanced technology that you research mentions that the researcher responsible has no idea how that happened.
- Planets with the Anomaly "Endless Trouble" are "Best colonized by individuals with nerves of steel and quick reflexes".