Favorite Quotations


"The constant happiness is curiosity." – Alice Munro, Canadian short-story writer (b. 1931)

"What is an adult scientist but a kid who's never lost the curiosity." – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist/author/science communicator


“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” – E.B. White, American writer (1899 – 1985)


“The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” – Eden Phillpotts, British author (1862 – 1960)


“’There is no use trying,’ said Alice. ‘One can’t believe impossible things.’ ‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.’” — Lewis Carroll (1832 – 1898), Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“A good theory is an act of the informed imagination — it reaches toward the unknown while grounded in the firmest foundations of the known.” – Maria Popova, The New York Times, Nov. 24, 2015

"Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recovered at will."  – Charles Baudelaire, French poet-philosopher (1821 - 1867) 

“The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.” – Stephen Nachmanovitch, American musician (b. 1950)

"The greatest scientists are artists as well." – Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)