I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
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.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.