"Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home."
- Anna Quindlen
On the naming of Martian landforms:
Another suggestion, made by a European savant, was to name each volcano "Mons" (mountain) followed by the name of a principal Roman deity in the appropriate Latin genitive case: thus, Mons Martes, Mons Jovis and Mons Veneris. I objected that at least the last of these had been pre-empted by quite a different field of human activity. The reply was: "Oh, I hadn't heard."