What do they call it . the primordial soup? The glop? That heartbreaking second when it all got together, the sugars and the acids and the ultraviolets, and the next thing you knew there were tangerines and string quartets. - Edward Albee
The mystery of creation is the underlying theme of this gathering of quotations. They were collected in a lifetime of reading. Richard Kehl says that when he happened on words that quickened his breath or caused the hair to stand up on the back of his neck he knew that these were words which he wanted to remember. He has assembled this book in the hope that it will offer to others a similar excitement.