Quotes

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We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane.
Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.
James Baldwin

Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements – the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life – weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.
Lawrence M. Krauss

Books don’t offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

So, I guess we are who we are for alot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I blame Doctor Who. Mr Spock. The Scooby Gang: both the ones in the Mystery Machine and the ones with the stakes. I’ve spent my life with stories of people who don’t walk away, who go back for their friends, who make that last stand. I’ve been brainwashed by Samwise Gamgee.
Andrea K. Höst, Stray

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.
Benjamin Franklin

Numb the dark and you numb the light.
Brené Brown, Daring Greatly

The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.
Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
Robert Frost

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.
Gary Snyder

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think.gray-quotation-marks-hi2
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
Albert Camus

9 thoughts on “Quotes

  1. “Science is magic that works.” -Kurt Vonnegut in Cat’s Cradle

    I don’t know if you’ve read it but you may want to check out James Potter and the Hall of Elders Crossing. In it, Prof. Jackson explains that magic, in the HP world, is only science and goes on to explain how a wizard apparates.

    1. I finally got a chance to look this up. I haven’t come across it before but it looks great so I added to my Goodreads list. Thanks for the recommendation.

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