How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

Some of my favorite quotes from How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu.  While I’m no book critic, I give it a 4/5.

“…it’s true: time does heal.  It will do so whether you like it or not, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.  If you’re not careful, time will take away everything that ever hurt you, everything you have ever lost, and replace it with knowledge.  Time is a machine: it will convert your pain into experience…and you will never be able to reverse it, you will never again have the original moment back in its uncategorized, preprocessed state.  It will force you to move on and you will not have a choice in the matter.”

“At some point in your life, this statement will be true: Tomorrow you will lose everything forever.”

“Enjoy the elastic present, which can accommodate as little or as much as you want to put in there.  Stretch it out, live inside of it.”

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