It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.