„Man does not create gods, in spite of appearances. The times, the age, impose them on him.“

—  Stanisław Lem, book Solaris

Source: Solaris (1961), Ch. 14: "The Old Mimoid", p. 198
Context: Man does not create gods, in spite of appearances. The times, the age, impose them on him. Man can serve his age or rebel against it, but the target of his cooperation or rebellion comes to him from outside.

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