Quotes: Space Does Not Work That Way
Vanderbeam: Stars — proof of a higher power.
Jinx: How so, sir?
Vanderbeam: Each one hangs like a solitaire upon the velveted curtain of night. And around each one a single planet revolves, brimming with life. Just think...those points of golden light provide enough heat to power one city...yet they keep space itself cool to the touch. A miracle.
: I think the things you said got less true as you went along, sir.
"That's the end of that one. Atmospheric conditions in outer space often interfere with transmitting.
"Like most science-fiction writers, Trout knew almost nothing about science."