Quotes / Bold Explorer

"Something hidden. Go and find it.
Go and look behind the Ranges —
Something lost behind the Ranges.
Lost and waiting for you. Go!"
— "The Explorer", Rudyard Kipling

"Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before."

"They used to say if man could fly, he'd have wings... but he did fly. He discovered he had to. Do you wish that the first Apollo mission hadn't reached the moon, or that we hadn't gone on to Mars or the nearest star? That's like saying you wish that you still operated with scalpels and sewed your patients up with catgut like your great-great-great-great-grandfather used to. I'm in command. I could order this. But I'm not because Dr. McCoy is right in pointing out the enormous danger potential in any contact with life and intelligence as fantastically advanced as this. But I must point out that the possibilities, the potential for knowledge and advancement is equally great. Risk ... risk is our business! That's what this starship is all about ... that's why we're aboard her!"
Captain James T. Kirk, Star Trek episode "Return to Tomorrow"

"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
Q, Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Q Who?"

"As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts."
Ishmael, Moby-Dick

What the earliest Seekers of the Void note  knew best was a curiosity that overpowered loneliness. Months of exploration would be broken by the encounter of another. Stories traded, campfire shared, the Seekers would continue on. They were slowly changed by their journey. The Seekers encountered strange beasts and powerful spirits; what would one day become legends were the lives lived by the Seekers of the Void. They learned that in the farthest reaches of the Earth lived things not of this world; knowing this in no way dissuaded their exploration.
Mage: The Ascension - Convention Book: Void Engineers (Revised)

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