You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes.
— Alan Watts (via prometheanreach)
In the six million years since the human and chimpanzee lines first diverged, chimpanzees have evolved, but, in comparative terms, their behaviour and lifestyles have barely changed. Human behaviour and lifestyles have clearly transformed out of all recognition. Humans have learnt to learn from previous generations, to improve upon their work, and to establish a momentum to human life and culture that has taken us from cave art to quantum physics and the conquest of space. It is this capacity for constant innovation that distinguishes humans from all other animals. All animals have an evolutionary past. Only humans make history. And in that context, and that context alone, can we understand what is distinctive about human culture.
Walter:I think I just pissed myself.
Walter:Just a squirt.
Walter (To Peter and Olivia): do you two need to use the bed?
Walter (On the phone): Peter, it’s me. Your father. Walter Bishop.
Walter (To Olivia):I just got an erection. Fear not! It has nothing to do with your…
Walter: Is that lemon jello?
Nurse: These are urine samples.
Walter: Well in that case, no thank you. I’m more peckish than thirsty.
— (via camewatchedobsessed)