It was the most incredible thing that has ever happened to me in my life. It was as if you fired a 15-inch shell at a piece of tissue paper and it came back and hit you.
My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities. I am truly a "lone traveler" and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude - feelings which increase with the years.
A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
It will never be possible by pure reason to arrive at some absolute truth.
What did you ask at school today
There are many people who reach their conclusions about life like schoolboys: they cheat their master by copying the answer out of a book without having worked the sum out for themselves.
Nature is earlier than man, but man is earlier than natural science.