When I read that smoking was bad for me I gave up reading.
The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past.
You can say anything you want in Act I so long as you make it clear by the end of Act III that you didn’t mean it.
It is more reasonable to believe that UFOs are the result of the known, irrational behavior of terrestrials than the unknown, rational behavior of extraterrestrials.
Anyone who claims to understand quantum theory is either lying or crazy.
Science is like sex: Sometimes something useful comes out, but that is not the reason we are doing it.
It’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
I think nature’s imagination is so much greater than mans. She’s never gonna let us relax.
Patience: A virtue very apt to be fatigued by exercise.
I don’t have a problem with drugs so much as I have a problem with sobriety.
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
One should always take one’s work seriously, but one should never take oneself seriously.
You can have any color you want: so long as it’s black.
Never lend a book. People never return books. All the books in my library belong to other people.
You may delay, but time will not.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
The voice of truth can be shouted over, shouted down, but never altogether silenced.
It is a mistake to believe that a science consists in nothing but conclusively proved propositions, and it is unjust to demand that it should. It is a demand only made by those who feel a craving for authority in some form and a need to replace the religious catechism by something else, even if it be a scientific one. Science in its catechism has but few apodictic precepts; it consists mainly of statements which it has developed to varying degrees of probability. The capacity to be content with these approximations to certainty and the ability to carry on constructive work despite the lack of final confirmation are actually a mark of the scientific habit of mind.
It is rational to be ignorant when information costs more than it is worth.
Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length.”
Do more with less.
News: Our most polluted resource
99% of reality is invisible.
Politics is an accessory after the fact. It comes along after the fact of evolution.
—And Ignorance was quarterback.
—What about Greed?
—He played center.
They refused to learn what they had learned.
commenting on the army’s giving money to MIT
after learning that it was small liberal arts colleges
that contributed to creativity