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The Quotable Books Series ...

The Science
of Life

Scientists, Inventors, and Philosophers
on the Art and
Science of Living


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(sample quotations from the book)

Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws. — Douglas Adams, science fiction novelist, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off. — Woody Allen, actor, director, and producer

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. — Isaac Asimov, science fiction novelist

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us. — Alexander Graham Bell, inventor

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true. — Niels Bohr, physicist

If you write a hundred short stories and they're all bad, that doesn't mean you've failed. You fail only when you stop writing. — Ray Bradbury, science fiction author

Happiness hides in life's small details. If you're not looking, it becomes invisible. — Joyce Brothers, psychologist

To have a choice at all is to be free—even when the choice is between two terrible things. — Orson Scott Card, science fiction author, The Working Saga

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. — Arthur C. Clarke, scientist and novelist

Three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense. — Thomas Alva Edison, inventor

The Quotable Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. — Albert Einstein, physicist

I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy. — Richard Feynman, physicist

If an experiment works, something has gone wrong. — Finagle's First Law

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. — Benjamin Franklin, inventor, patriot, publisher, and scientist

God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun. — R. Buckminster Fuller, inventor and architect

Not only does God play dice with the Universe. He sometimes throws the dice where you cannot find them. — Stephen Hawking, physicist

A fool cannot be protected from his folly. If you attempt to do so, you will not only arouse his animosity but also you will be attempting to deprive him of whatever benefit he is capable of deriving from experience. Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig. — Robert Heinlein, science fiction author

Both the cockroach and the bird would get along very well without us, although the cockroach would miss us most. — Joseph Wood Krutch, naturalist

Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty. — Stanislaw J. Lec, science fiction novelist

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. — John Muir, naturalist

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. — M. Scott Peck, psychologist


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