"I’d rather be in the mountains thinking of God, than in church thinking about the mountains."
"Without their chloroplasts plants would be left like the rest of us, to eat what they find. Instead they hold out their green palms and catch light. If there is magic in the world, surely this is it: the descendants of tiny creatures in leaves, capable of ingesting the sun."
"Chaos is defined not so much by its disorder as by the infinite speed with which every form taking shape in it vanishes. It is a void that is not a nothingness but a virtual, containing all possible particles and drawing out all possible forms, which spring up only to disappear immediately, without consistency or reference, without consequence. Chaos is an infinite speed of birth and disappearance."
"Machines are for answers; humans are for questions.
The world that Google is constructing—a world of cheap and free answers—having answers is not going to be very significant or important. Having a really great question will be where all the value is."
"The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding."
"We ran. You said we took the easy way out. You never understood that running was the most courageous thing we’ve ever done. You said you taught us how to live, but you learned how to live from a book, while we learn how to live from our hearts. You call us ‘the free ones’ with contempt and disdain, oblivious to the fact that those are the words that keep us alive. We don’t question your beliefs nearly as much as we question your methods. We don’t question your faith - we question your refusal to let us have our own. Perhaps above all, we question your love, for love with conditions is no love at all."
"Quoting Jesus makes you lots of Christian friends. Taking what He said seriously is the fastest way to lose them."