To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.
Boredom always precedes a period of great creativity.
For me, a writer should be more like a lighthouse keeper, just out there by himself. He shouldn’t get his ideas from other people all around him.
If you run from technology, it will chase you.
One geometry cannot be more true than another; it can only be more convenient. Geometry is not true, it is advantageous.
Why, for example, should a group of simple, stable compounds of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen struggle for billions of years to organise themselves into a professor of chemistry? What’s the motive?
The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands.