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"As the fertilest ground, must be manured, so must the highest flying wit have a Daedalus to guide him." - Philip Sidney

"Was Daedalus really stricken with grief when Icarus fell into the sea? Or just disappointed by the design failure" - Alison Bechdel

"A tinkerer," snapped Pasiphae. "Even worse. I knew Daedalus. His inventions brought me nothing but trouble." Leo blinked. "Daedalus...like, the Daedalus? Well, then, you should know all about us tinkerers. We're more into fixing, building, occasionally sticking wads of oilcloth in the mouths of rude ladies-" - Rick Riordan

"A tinkerer," snapped Pasiphae. "Even worse. I knew Daedalus. His inventions brought me nothing but trouble." Leo blinked. "Daedalus...like, the Daedalus? Well, then, you should know all about us tinkerers. We"re more into fixing, building, occasionally sticking wads of oilcloth in the mouths of rude ladies-" - Rick Riordan

"There were a lot of answers I might've given, from "I knew that" to "LIAR!" to "Yeah right, and I'm Zeus." - Percy, after Quintus says that he is Daedalus" - Rick Riordan

"For suppose that every tool we had could perform its task, either at our bidding or itself perceiving the need, and if-like the statues made by Daedalus or the tripods of Hephaestus, of which the poet says that "self-moved they enter the assembly of the gods" - shuttles in a loom could fly to and fro and a plectrum play a lyre all self-moved, then master-craftsmen would have no need of servants nor masters of slaves." - Aristotle

"If the layman cannot participate in decision making, he will have to turn himself over, essentially blind, to a hermetic elite. ... [The fundamental question becomes] are we still capable of self-government and therefore freedom? Margaret Mead wrote in a 1959 issue of Daedalus about scientists elevated to the status of priests. Now there is a name for this elevation, when you are in the hands of-one hopes-a benevolent elite, when you have no control over your political decisions. From the point of view of John Locke, the name for this is slavery." - Gerald Holton



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