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Title: Anybody know this quote?
Post by: Inquisitor Goldeneye on March 01, 2011, 08:48:05 PM
I'm trying to find a specific quote from some piece of 40K fluff or other; I think it was one of those little mottos they put in boxes randomly scattered about the pages of sourcebooks.

It was supposed to be from an Adeptus Mechanicus Magos and, as far as I can remember, it whent something along the lines of:-

"The universe is not a puzzle-box to be examined ... something-something ... the universe changes as it is looked at ... something-something ... a powerfull man has only to look upon the universe in order to change it!"

Or something like that anyway.

I have checked Lexicanum's quotes page to no avail and its driving me batty trying to remember where I read it, help me Conclave-Wan-Kenobi, you're my only hope!
Title: Re: Anybody know this quote?
Post by: Allod on March 01, 2011, 09:11:54 PM
Quote
The universe is not like a puzzle-box that you can take apart and put back together again and so solve its secrets. It is a shifting uncertain thing which changes as you consider it, which is changed by the very act of observation. A powerful man is not a man who dissects the universe like a puzzle-box, examining it piece by piece and measuring each piece with scientific precision. A powerful man has only to look upon the universe to change it.

- Technomagos Gaelos

Codex Imperialis (the 2nd ed. background book), p.44

Cheers!
Title: Re: Anybody know this quote?
Post by: Inquisitor Goldeneye on March 02, 2011, 03:03:17 PM
That's exactly what I was looking for, ta muchly!