The Man Who Fell To Earth

The Man Who Fell to Earth may refer to:

  • The Man Who Fell to Earth (novel), the 1963 science fiction novel by Walter Tevis
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth (film), the 1976 film based on the novel, starring David Bowie and directed by Nicolas Roeg
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth (TV program), the 1987 television adaptation of the novel

Famous quotes containing the words earth, man and/or fell:

    Ay, look: high heaven and earth ail from the prime foundation;
    All thoughts to rive the heart are here, and all are vain:
    Horror and scorn and hate and fear and indignation—
    Oh, why did I awake? When shall I sleep again?
    —A.E. (Alfred Edward)

    Certain anthropologists hold that man, having discovered tools, ceased to evolve biologically. Animals, never having discovered them, continue to fashion drills out of their beaks, oars out of their hind feet, wings out of their forefeet, suits of armor out of their hides, levers out of their horns, saws out of their teeth. Whether this be true or not, all authorities agree that man is the tool-using animal. It sets him off from the rest of the animal kingdom as drastically as does speech.
    Stuart Chase (1888–1985)

    The elephant sneezed
    And fell on his knees,
    And that was the end of the monk,
    the monk, the monk.
    —Unknown. Animal Fair. . .

    New Treasury of Children’s Poetry, A; Old Favorites and New Discoveries. Joanna Cole, comp. (1984)