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    Death is not a foe, but an inevitable adventure.
    — Oliver Lodge
    tags: death  adventure 
     
    Any person without invincible prejudice who had the same experience would come to the same broad conclusion, viz., that things hitherto held impossible do actually occur.
    — Oliver Lodge
    The properties which differentiate living matter from any kind of inorganic imitation may be instinctively felt, but can hardly be formulated without expert knowledge.
    — Oliver Lodge
    tags: living  property 
     
    The amount of sophistication varies according to the quality of the medium, and to the state of the same medium at different times; it must be attributed in the best cases physiologically to the medium, intellectually to the control.
    — Oliver Lodge
    tags: control  media  quality 
     
    Life must be considered sui generis; it is not a form of energy, nor can it be expressed in terms of something else.
    — Oliver Lodge
    tags: energy 
     
    Death is not a word to fear, any more than birth is.
    — Oliver Lodge
    tags: death  fear  birth 
     
    There is a conservation of matter and of energy, there may be a conservation of life; or if not of life, of something which transcends life.
    — Oliver Lodge
    tags: energy 
     
    The discovery which has been pointed to by theory is always one of profound interest and importance, but it is usually the close and crown of a long and fruitful period, whereas the discovery which comes as a puzzle and surprise usually marks a fresh epoch and opens a new chapter in science.
    — Oliver Lodge
    tags: discovery 
     
    Basing my conclusions on experience I am absolutely convinced not only of survival but of demonstrated survival, demonstrated by occasional interaction with matter in such a way as to produce physical results.
    — Oliver Lodge
    We know that communication must be hampered, and its form largely determined, by the unconscious but inevitable influence of a transmitting mechanism, whether that be of a merely mechanical or of a physiological character.
    — Oliver Lodge
    Death is not extinction. Neither the soul nor the body is extinguished or put out of existence.
    — Oliver Lodge
    tags: death  soul  existence  body 
     
    But although life is not energy, any more than it is matter, yet it directs energy and thereby controls arrangements of matter.
    — Oliver Lodge
    tags: control  energy 
     
    In other cases, when the medium becomes entranced, the demonstration of a communicator's separate intelligence may become stronger and the sophistication less.
    — Oliver Lodge
    ..if a special geometry has to be invented in order to account for a falling apple, even Newton might be appalled at the complications which would ensue when really difficult problems are tackled.
    — Oliver Lodge
    tags: problem 
     
    Matter moves, but Ether is strained.
    — Oliver Lodge
    The conception of Godhead formed by some devout philosophers and mystics has quite rightly been so immeasurably vast, though still assuredly utterly inadequate and necessarily beneath reality, that the notion of a God revealed in human formborn, sufferin.
    — Oliver Lodge
    Men of Science would do well to talk plain English. The most abstruse questions can very well be discussed in our own tongue ... I make a particular appeal to the botanists, who appear to delight in troublesome words.
    — Oliver Lodge
    tags: men  questions 
     
    A fish probably has no means of apprehending the existence of water; it is too deeply immersed in it.
    — Oliver Lodge
    tags: existence 
     
    The hypothesis of surviving intelligence and personality - not only surviving but anxious and able with difficulty to communicate - is the simplest and most straightforward and the only one that fits all the facts.
    — Oliver Lodge
    There is no instrument for measuring the pressure of the Ether, which is probably millions of times greater: it is altogether too uniform for direct apprehension. A deep-sea fish has probably no means of apprehending the existence of water, it is too uniformly immersed in it: and that is our condition in regard to the Ether.
    — Oliver Lodge
    tags: time  existence  water 
     
    Death is the end of a stage, not the end of the journey. The road stretches on beyond our comprehension.
    — Oliver Lodge
    tags: death  journey 
     
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