|Go for broke. Always try and do too much. Dispense with safety nets. Take a deep breath before you begin talking. Aim for the stars. Keep grinning. Be bloody-minded. Argue with the world. And never forget that writing is as close as we get to keeping a hold on the thousand and one things–childhood, certainties, cities, doubts, dreams, instants, phrases, parents, loves–that go on slipping , like sand, through our fingers.
– Salman Rushdie (1947-)
|In youth, it was a way I had,|
To do my best to please.
And change, with every passing lad
To suit his theories.
But now I know the things I know
|Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think.
– Neil deGrasse Tyson (Oct 5, 1958 -)