There are only three sins – causing pain, causing fear, and causing anguish. The rest is window dressing.
People want to be part of something that’s bigger than themselves. It’s motivating. It helps all of us to work harder.
When, as an undergraduate, I began experiments on these slime molds in 1940, only one other person, Kenneth Raper, was working on them at that time. In fact, he discovered the model species Dictyostelium discoideum, which is the species used in the majority of the experimental work today.
Faith means intense, usually confident, belief that is not based on evidence sufficient to command assent from every reasonable person.
Best to live lightly, unthinkingly.
I couldn’t see myself filling some definite niche in what is called a career. This was all misty.
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
The essential meaning of perestroika for Gorbachev and his supporters was creating and acting on alternatives to failed and dangerous policies at home and abroad.
A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.