That’s why, when I’m doing math, I sometimes feel I’m turning transparent. And that can be scary.
In this whole, wide world, the only thing that treats me so kindly is math.
Math is like water. It has lots of different theories, of course, but its basic logic is very simple. Just as water flows from high to low over the shortest possible distance, figures can only flow in one direction. You just have to keep your eye on them for the route to reveal itself.
Probably you’re right. But now you’re remembering and you’ve already decided what you saw. When you remember things you also change them, each time you remember more what you think happened.
As she listened to the long recorded applause, it sounded less like applause and more like an endless Martian sandstorm.
After you do something like that, the everyday look of things might seem to change a little. Things may look different to you than they did before. I’ve had that experience myself. But don’t let appearances fool you. There’s always only one reality.
I don’t use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.
You’re a curious man, Master Lamora. You bite on reflex, and then your conscience bites you.