“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”

“The act of writing is an act of optimism. You would not take the trouble to do it if you felt it didn’t matter.”

“The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.”

“The more one knows, the less one believes.”

“The most persistent sound which reverberates through men’s history is the beating of war drums.”

“Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.”

“The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.”

“The definition of a writer is not someone who writes, but someone who cannot not write.”

“Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.” “The definition of a writer is a person who has the power to change the world with words.”

“Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.”

“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.”

“I went to Communist meetings and very far left meetings when I was in college and came to realize that there’s a basic flaw in left-wing politics, which is that it allows leaders to take power in their own name.” QUACK QUOTES

“Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.”

“The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.”

“Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.”

“The human mind evolved to believe in gods. It did not evolve to believe in biology.”

“The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.”

“There is no such cosmic force that drives us into believing in a uniform and perfect past. We believe it because we need to.”

“Someone in my profession has to write when he’s inspired, if he’s lucky, he’ll be inspired every day.”

“Only courage and understanding can guide us safely through the confusion of chances and obstacles that lie ahead.”

“The possibility of writing well is to make real to oneself some of the abstract things of existence.”

“The exhaled atoms of our lives pass on to create other forms of existence, back to the Source from which they sprang.”

“It is through the unspeakable preservation of the individual self that I shall become part of the mankind of tomorrow.”

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