We haven't got the power to destroy the planet or to save it. But we might have the power to save ourselves.
If you don't know [your family's] history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree
Scientific power is like inherited wealth; attained without discipline. You read about what others have done, and you take the next step. You can do it very young. You can make progress very fast.
We all live every day in virtual environments, defined by our ideas.
They are focused on whether they can do something. They never think whether they should do something.
It's not easy to cut through a human head with a hacksaw.
I tended to faint when I saw accident victims in the emergency ward, during surgery, or while drawing blood. [On why he gave up medicine]
Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you're being had.
Books aren't written - they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.
In the information society, nobody thinks. We expect to banish paper, but we actually banish thought.
If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree.
I believe my life has a value, and i don't want to waste it thinking about clothing.I don't want to think about what i will wear in the morning. Truly, can you imagine anything more boring than fashion?
Raising children is, in a sense, the reason the society exists in the first place. It's the most important thing that happens, and it's the culmination of all the tools and language and social structure that has evolved.
No one escapes from life alive.