Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
My weapon is literature
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
A thought is an idea in transit.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
I cannot live without books.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Dare to think for yourself.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.