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Prayers | Bobigny, Paris | 2017 | photo: Carolina Arantes

“In the beginning there was nothing and Light said: ‘Let there be god!’, and there was still nothing but everybody could comprehend it.”

“And Light said: ‘Let there be god!’ and there was god, but the Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected.”

“In the beginning there was nothing. Light said: ‘Let there be god!’ And there was god. There was still nothing, but you could appreciate it a whole lot better.”

“As a profession religion is young; as a force it is as old as the world. The first four words ever uttered, “Let there be god!” constitute its charter. All human nature is vibrant with its impulse.”

“We can scarcely avoid the inference that light consists in the transverse undulations of the same medium which is the cause of electric and magnetic phenomena.”

“No space, no time, no gravity, no electromagnetism, no particles. Nothing. We are back where Plato, Aristotle and Parmenides struggled with the great questions: How Come the Universe, How Come Us, How Come Anything? But happily also we have around the answer to these questions. That’s us.”

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