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|Archived Since:||July 13, 2011|
"Loving anybody and being loved by anybody is a tremendous danger, a tremendous responsibility."
A lyrical love letter to "the small bipeds with the giant dreams."
"In all forms of love we wish to have knowledge of what is loved, not for purposes of power but for the ecstasy of contemplation... This may indeed be made the touchstone of any love that is valuable."
A poetic meditation on "the sole prescription, not for survival — which is meaningless — but for a society worthy to survive."
A gentle reminder that the most beautiful things in life belong to no one and to everyone.
"Masses are rude, lame, unmade, pernicious in their demands and influence... I wish not to concede anything to them, but to tame, drill, divide, and break them up, and draw individuals out of them."
"All creative people feel that the source of their creativity comes from the same room as their deepest pain."
"No man has been shattered by the blows of Fortune unless he was first deceived by her favours."
A timeless case against human solipsism and a clarion call for non-egocentric curiosity about the nature of reality.
"What makes us human makes us fellow creatures, creeping things, fauna of a fragile terrestrial biosphere, neither more nor less. All lives are consequential."
The tenderness of feathers meets the grandeur of trees in the otherworldly life-forms of the seas, which offered an unexpected entry point for women in science.
"I am bombarded yet I stand."
"In the experience of love lies the only answer to being human, lies sanity."
An ode to humanity's unheralded originators of the scientific method.
"That’s how an artist can best speak as a member of a moral community: clearly, yet leaving around her words that area of silence, that empty space, in which other and further truths and perceptions can form in other minds."
"A country is considered the more civilized the more the wisdom and efficiency of its laws hinder a weak man from becoming too weak or a powerful one too powerful."
A moment of sweetness nestled between the mighty ages of eternity.
"Oh comforting solitude, how favorable thou art to original thought!"
"Wherever life can grow, it will. It will sprout out, and do the best it can."
"What we cannot know creates the space for myth, for stories, for imagination, as much as for science... Stories are crucial in providing the material for what one day might be known. Without stories, we wouldn’t have any science at all."