When a parent dies, a child feels his own mortality, but when a child dies, it's immortality that a parent loses.
There isn't a closed door in the world that beauty can't open.
We can’t reach old age by another man’s road. My habits protect my life, but they would assassinate you.
We hunger for significance for signs that our personal existence is of special meaning to the universe. To that end, we are all to eager to deceive ourselves and others to discern a sacred image in a grilled cheese sandwich or find a divine warning in a comet.
Science works on the frontier between knowledge and ignorance. We’re not afraid to admit what we don’t know. There’s no shame in that. The only shame is to pretend that we have all the answers.