“The economists say, if you clear-cut the forest, take the money, and put it in the bank, you can make six or seven percent. If you clear-cut the forest, put it into Malaysia, Papa New Guinea, you can make 30 or 40 percent. So who cares whether you keep the forest, cut it down, put the money somewhere else. When those forests are gone, put it in fish. When the fish are gone, put it in computers. Money doesn’t stand for anything. And money now grows faster than the real world.”
“Einstein was not motivated by the things we often associate with scientific undertakings, such as trying to explain this or that piece of experimental data. Instead, he was driven by a passionate belief that the deepest understanding of the universe would reveal its truest wonder: the simplicity and power of the principles on which it is based. Einstein wanted to illuminate the workings of the universe with a clarity never before achieved, allowing us all to stand in awe of its sheer beauty and elegance.
Einstein never realized this dream.”
“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”