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  • #1
    Aldous Huxley
    “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
    Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 2, 1926-29

  • #2
    Isaac Asimov
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    Isaac Asimov

  • #3
    Stephen Fry
    “If I had a large amount of money I should certainly found a hospital for those whose grip upon the world is so tenuous that they can be severely offended by words and phrases and yet remain all unoffended by the injustice, violence and oppression that howls daily about our ears.”
    Stephen Fry, Paperweight

  • #4
    Isaac Asimov
    “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
    Isaac Asimov

  • #5
    Mary Roach
    “Life contains these things: leakage and wickage and discharge, pus and snot and slime and gleet. We are biology. We are reminded of this at the beginning and the end, at birth and at death. In between we do what we can to forget.”
    Mary Roach

  • #6
    Mary Roach
    “Worry lives a long way from rational thought."---Self”
    Mary Roach

  • #7
    G.K. Chesterton
    “A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.”
    G.K. Chesterton, Heretics

  • #8
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #9
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #10
    Stephen Fry
    “The short answer to that is 'no.' The long answer is 'fuck no.”
    Stephen Fry

  • #11
    Joss Whedon
    “Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.”
    Joss Whedon

  • #12
    Stephen Fry
    “How can one not be fond of something that the Daily Mail despises?”
    Stephen Fry

  • #13
    John Scalzi
    “Here's a quick rule of thumb: Don't annoy science fiction writers. These are people who destroy entire planets before lunch. Think of what they'll do to you.”
    John Scalzi

  • #14
    Aristotle
    “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
    Aristotle, Metaphysics

  • #15
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #16
    Aristotle
    “The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.”
    Aristotle

  • #17
    “As we drew nearer I saw a cathedral like a crown on the head of a city. In its white walls every window glinted in the sun. Lincoln! Of such places is England made. -"No Moon Tonight”
    Don Charlwood

  • #18
    Voltaire
    “I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it."

    (Letter to Étienne Noël Damilaville, May 16, 1767)”
    Voltaire

  • #19
    Edmund Wilson
    “No two persons ever read the same book.”
    Edmund Wilson

  • #20
    Walter Cronkite
    “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”
    Walter Cronkite

  • #21
    Terry Pratchett
    “Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.”
    Terry Pratchett, Jingo

  • #22
    Alan Moore
    “My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky.”
    Alan Moore

  • #23
    Isaac Asimov
    “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but 'That's funny...”
    Isaac Asimov

  • #24
    Karl Lagerfeld
    “Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose. I am the happy victim of books.”
    Karl Lagerfeld

  • #25
    Joseph Joubert
    “The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.”
    Joseph Joubert

  • #26
    Oliver Sacks
    “The brain is more than an assemblage of autonomous modules, each crucial for a specific mental function. Every one of these functionally specialized areas must interact with dozens or hundreds of others, their total integration creating something like a vastly complicated orchestra with thousands of instruments, an orchestra that conducts itself, with an ever-changing score and repertoire.”
    Oliver Sacks

  • #27
    Oliver Sacks
    “Language, that most human invention, can enable what, in principle, should not be possible. It can allow all of us, even the congenitally blind, to see with another person’s eyes.”
    Oliver Sacks

  • #28
    Mark Twain
    “′Classic′ - a book which people praise and don't read.”
    Mark Twain

  • #30
    Leo Tolstoy
    “The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him.”
    Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God Is Within You

  • #31
    Galileo Galilei
    “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”
    Galileo Galilei



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