Thoughts on quantum physics, evolution, parenting, cats, and writing.

“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“What you see is that the most outstanding feature of life’s history is a constant domination by bacteria.”
― Stephen Jay Gould

“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.”
― Carl Sagan

“It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out.”
― Carl Sagan

“I think computer viruses should count as life … I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.”
― Stephen Hawking

“God abhors a naked singularity.”
― Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time

“Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that’s not why we do it.”
― Richard P. Feynman

“Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt.”
― Richard P. Feynman

“Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.”
― Robert A. Heinlein

“Never try to outstubborn a cat.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

“Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.”
― Robert A. Heinlein

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
― Ernest Hemingway

“A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.”
― Ernest Hemingway

“The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.”
― T.S. Eliot

“Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.”
― T.S. Eliot

“A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.”
― Stephen King

“Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.”
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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