“There was a time when religion ruled the world. It is known as the Dark Ages.”
– Ruth Hurmence Green
“I’d rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth.”
– Steve McQueen
“What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.”
– Benjamin Franklin
“I do not borrow ideas. I have a factory of my own.”
– Robert G. Ingersoll
“I’ve never met a healthy person who worried much about his health, or a good person who worried much about his soul.”
– John B.S. Haldane
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard only one side of the case; God has written all the books.
– Samuel Butler
The amazing thing is that every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements —the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution— weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way they could get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode.
So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.
— Lawrence Krauss