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Philip José Farmer

Data di nascita: 26. Gennaio 1918
Data di morte: 25. Febbraio 2009

Philip José Farmer è stato uno scrittore e autore di fantascienza statunitense, attivo dalla seconda metà degli anni quaranta fino alla morte nel 2009.

Narratore eclettico, ironico e dissacrante, è noto per avere rotto il tabù del sesso in questo genere letterario con i suoi romanzi e i suoi racconti. Si è aggiudicato alcuni tra i maggiori riconoscimenti nel campo fantascientifico. Wikipedia

Frasi Philip José Farmer

„L'immortalità è un dolore al sedere.“

—  Philip José Farmer

Origine: Venere sulla conchiglia, p. 24

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„The only gold is love,
A coin that we have minted from the light
Of others who have cared for us on Earth
And who have deposited in us the power
That nerves our nerves to seize the burning stars.“

—  Philip José Farmer

Sestina of the Space Rocket (1953)
Contesto: The way is open, comrades, free as Space
Alone is free. The only gold is love,
A coin that we have minted from the light
Of others who have cared for us on Earth
And who have deposited in us the power
That nerves our nerves to seize the burning stars.

„Here and Now are needles which
Sew a pattern black as pitch,
Waiting for the rocket's light.“

—  Philip José Farmer

"Imagination" in America Sings (1949)
Contesto: Miles above the Earth we know,
Fancy's rocket roars. Below,
Here and Now are needles which
Sew a pattern black as pitch,
Waiting for the rocket's light.

„Miles above the Earth we know,
Fancy's rocket roars.“

—  Philip José Farmer

"Imagination" in America Sings (1949)
Contesto: Miles above the Earth we know,
Fancy's rocket roars. Below,
Here and Now are needles which
Sew a pattern black as pitch,
Waiting for the rocket's light.

„Unfortunately, not all can be permitted to possess immortality. Too many would make immortality miserable or hellish for the rest, and they would try to control others through their control of the resurrection machinery.“

—  Philip José Farmer

The Riverworld series, Gods of Riverworld (1983)
Contesto: The truth is that you can be immortal, relatively so, anyway. You won't last beyond the death of the universe and probably not nearly as long as the universe does. But you have the potentiality for living a million years, two, perhaps three or more. As long as you can find a Terrestrial-type planet with a hot core and have resurrection machinery available.
Unfortunately, not all can be permitted to possess immortality. Too many would make immortality miserable or hellish for the rest, and they would try to control others through their control of the resurrection machinery. Even so, everybody, without exception, is given a hundred years after his Earthly death to prove that he or she can live peacefully and in harmony with himself and the others, within the tolerable limits of human imperfections. Those who can do this will be immortal after the two projects are completed.

„Know a man’s faith, and you knew at least half the man. Know his wife, and you knew the other half.“

—  Philip José Farmer

Origine: The Riverworld series, To Your Scattered Bodies Go (1971), Chapter 23 (p. 176)
Contesto: Burton, though an infidel, made it his business to investigate thoroughly every religion. Know a man’s faith, and you knew at least half the man. Know his wife, and you knew the other half.

„Beauty in this Iron Age must turn
From fluid living rainbow shapes to torn
And sootened fragments, ashes in an urn“

—  Philip José Farmer

"Beauty in This Iron Age" in Starlanes #11 (Fall 1953); re-published in Pearls From Peoria (2006)
Contesto: Beauty in this Iron Age must turn
From fluid living rainbow shapes to torn
And sootened fragments, ashes in an urn
On whose gray surface runes are traced by a Norn
Who hopes to wake the Future to arise
In Phoenix-fashion, and to shine with rays
To blast the sight of modern men whose dyes
Of selfishness and lust have stained our days...

„We too. No wisdom to utter.
You've beauty, flux, and terror
To tell. So've I.“

—  Philip José Farmer

"Black Squirrel on Cottonwood Limb's Tip" in Skyhook #23 (Winter 1954-55); re-published in Pearls From Peoria (2006)
Contesto: We too. No wisdom to utter.
You've beauty, flux, and terror
To tell. So've I. And they're
Very hard to mutter
Through so much chatter and stutter.

„Eat rich strange fish, grow long bright feathers, press
Form's flesh around thought's rib, and so derive
From the act of beauty, beauty of the act.“

—  Philip José Farmer

"The Pterodactyl" in Sky Hook #16, (Winter 1952-53); re-published in Pearls From Peoria (2006)
Contesto: Sawbeaked epitome of bodiless
Idea, tossed by gusts of ether, dive
Through abstract mists and raid the sea of fact
Eat rich strange fish, grow long bright feathers, press
Form's flesh around thought's rib, and so derive
From the act of beauty, beauty of the act.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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