"As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand."
"All great truths begin as blasphemies."
--George Bernard Shaw
"The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."
--John F. Kennedy
"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
"So long as I remain alive and well, I shall continue to feel strongly about prose style, to love the surface of the earth, and to take pleasure in solid objects and scraps of useless information."
"It belongs to every large nature, when it is not under the immediate power of some strong unquestioning emotion, to suspect itself, and doubt the truth of its own impressions, conscious of possibilities beyond its own horizon."
--George Eliot (Romola)
"The means are part of the truth, as well as the result. The search for truth must itself be true; true research is truth spread out before us, the scattered members of which are reunited in the result."
"There is no inevitability so long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening."