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  • #1
    Oliver Sacks
    “Every act of perception, is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination.”
    Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia: La musique, le cerveau et nous

  • #2
    Oliver Sacks
    “My religion is nature. That’s what arouses those feelings of wonder and mysticism and gratitude in me.”
    Oliver Sacks

  • #3
    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

  • #4
    Isaac Asimov
    “I am an atheist, out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I've been an atheist for years and years, but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say one was an atheist, because it assumed knowledge that one didn't have. Somehow, it was better to say one was a humanist or an agnostic. I finally decided that I'm a creature of emotion as well as of reason. Emotionally, I am an atheist. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time.”
    Isaac Asimov

  • #5
    Albert Camus
    “Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?”
    Albert Camus

  • #6
    Albert Einstein
    “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.

    —"Old Man's Advice to Youth: 'Never Lose a Holy Curiosity.'" LIFE Magazine (2 May 1955) p. 64”
    Albert Einstein

  • #7
    Stephen Hawking
    “We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”
    Stephen Hawking

  • #8
    Stephen Hawking
    “One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.”
    Stephen Hawking

  • #9
    Terry Pratchett
    “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.”
    Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

  • #10
    Carl Sagan
    “Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.”
    Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

  • #11
    W.H. Auden
    “As readers, we remain in the nursery stage so long as we cannot distinguish between taste and judgment, so long, that is, as the only possible verdicts we can pass on a book are two: this I like; this I don't like.
    For an adult reader, the possible verdicts are five: I can see this is good and I like it; I can see this is good but I don't like it; I can see this is good and, though at present I don't like it, I believe that with perseverance I shall come to like it; I can see that this is trash but I like it; I can see that this is trash and I don't like it.”
    W.H. Auden, A Certain World: A Commonplace Book

  • #12
    Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another What! You
    “Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #13
    Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
    Robert Frost

  • #14
    Lindy West
    “Don’t tell thin women to eat a cheeseburger. Don’t tell fat women to put down the fork. Don’t tell underweight men to bulk up. Don’t tell women with facial hair to wax, don’t tell uncircumcised men they’re gross, don’t tell muscular women to go easy on the dead-lift, don’t tell dark-skinned women to bleach their vagina, don’t tell black women to relax their hair, don’t tell flat-chested women to get breast implants, don’t tell “apple-shaped” women what’s “flattering,” don’t tell mothers to hide their stretch marks, and don’t tell people whose toes you don’t approve of not to wear flip-flops. And so on, etc, etc, in every iteration until the mountains crumble to the sea. Basically, just go ahead and CEASE telling other human beings what they “should” and “shouldn't” do with their bodies unless a) you are their doctor, or b) SOMEBODY GODDAMN ASKED YOU.”
    Lindy West



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