"Yes I'll tell you a story. It's the story of how we came to be here out on the arm. No I know you want one with a bark bear in it but this is the story I'm going to tell. It's important."
"In the last days of the century the Voyager passed the Buoy and triggered the Signal. Of course it took us some time to comprehend this train of events. By then we were all preoccupied with the attempting to understand what it meant."
"The broadcast broke over all television and radio channels simultaneously. People in all sorts of countries, in companies, governments and garden sheds began to wonder what it meant. Then, as abruptly as it started it ended. Until the second day when we received a new transmission; the key."
"Actually it was only one key of many and we would have to discover the others for ourselves. But the important thing that I am telling you is that everyone had the same key. The key unlocking the most basic wonders of the signal was given to everyone who had the wit to understand."