I don't believe in providence and fate, as a technologist I am used to reckoning with the formulae of probability.
(Max Frisch (1911-1991), Swiss author, critic. Originally published as Homo faberEin Bericht, Suhrkamp (1957). Walter Faber, in Homo FaberA Report, p. 23, trans. by Michael Bullock (1977), Abelard-Schuman (1959).
Describes the quintessential conviction of homo faber, modern man as technologist.)
(Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), British novelist, story writer, essayist, and memoirist; born in Ireland. From The House in Paris (1936). As quoted in Elizabeth Bowen, ch. 13, by Victoria Glendinning (1979).)