Why do I write books? Why do I think? Why should I be passionate? Because things could be different, they could be made better.
I’m addicted to email, but other than that, there are practical things – being able to buy a book on the internet that you can’t find in your local bookshop. This could be a lifeline if you live further from the sources.
Capitalism is against the things that we say we believe in – democracy, freedom of choice, fairness. It’s not about any of those things now. It’s about protecting the wealthy and legalizing greed.
It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you, but your opinion that these things are insulting.
I think it’s unfortunate when people say that there is just one true story of science. For one thing, there are many different sciences, and historians will tell different stories corresponding to different things.
Just as Divinity descends in a certain manner, to the extent that one communicates with Nature, so one ascends to Divinity through Nature, just as by means of a life resplendent in natural things one rises to the life that presides over them.
I criticize those critics. The reason being that they’re doing one of the worst things that ever can be done to an actor, which is to say, Look, you do what we like you to do or else.
Bear up, my child, bear up; Zeus who oversees and directs all things is still mighty in heaven.
You don’t have to be a scared person. I’ve had so many tragedies. I’ve managed to withstand things that you may think you cannot tolerate. But I have the strength.
I hope that I am generous and tolerant, but certainly on the intellectual side I think that there are discoverable truths, and some things that are closer approximations to the truth than others.