Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods. Christopher Hitchens

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population Albert Einstein

There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after. J.R.R. Tolkien

Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine. Ludwig van Beethoven

How marvelous books are, crossing worlds and centuries, defeating ignorance and, finally, cruel time itself Gore Vidal

In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate. Isaac Asimov

I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But as much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking Carl Sagan

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Napoleon Hill

The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he’s one who asks the right questions. Claude Levi-Strauss

Curiosity is the most powerful thing you own. Imagination is a force that can actually manifest a reality James Cameron