Every artist wants his work to be permanent. But what is The Aswan Dam covered some of the greatest art in the world. Venice is sinking. Great books and pictures were lost in the Florence floods. In the meantime we still enjoy butterflies.Romare Beardon
What is the meaning of human life, or of organic life altogether To answer this question at all implies a religion. Is there any sense then, you ask, in putting it I answer, the man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life.Albert Einstein
One must have a heart of stone to read the death of Little Nell without laughing.Oscar Wilde
There are now two great nations in the world, which starting from different points, seem to be advancing toward the same goal: the Russians and the Anglo-Americans...Each seems called by some secret design of Providence one day to hold in its hands the destinies of half the world.Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America 1835
To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.Peter Ustinov
Old hackers never die. They just go to bitnet.Anon.
My own suspicion is that the universe is not only stranger than we suppose, but stranger than we can suppose.
Never try to tell everything you know. It may take too short a time.
It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.