"I trust what you are doing though…I just see it a little differently.
I don’t see it as you stepping away from the fire. I see it as the fire directing your course.
No matter how airy or earthy or watery you become... to many of us you will always be...a super nova."
"Behind these gates of seeming warmth sits, loosely chained, a fierce attack dog. Perhaps not crazy, but dangerous"
Though he may consider his critical mind his most treasured possession, it is in fact his willingness not to give up on people (including himself - though im not sure if he realizes this) behind the scrutiny of that critical mind that makes up his greatest talent. He is willing to wear his heart on his sleeve, both in an attempt to better the world and understand himself and his position in that world better. Tenacity and passion combined. I have no doubt he'll get succeed in his mission
"If you're a researcher on this book thing and you were on EarthGlycerine, you must have been gathering material on it."
"Well, I was able to extend the original entry a bit, yes."
"Let me see what it says in this edition, then. I've got to see it."
... "What? Harmless! Is that all it's got to say? Harmless! One word! ... Well, for God's sake I hope you managed to rectify that a bit."
"Oh yes, well I managed to transmit a new entry off to the editor. He had to trim it a bit, but it's still an improvement."
"And what does it say now?" asked Arthur.
"Mostly harmless," admitted Ford with a slightly embarrassed cough.