| The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
| There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.
| You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I've only ever had one.
| Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
| A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
| The environment is everything that isn't me.
| I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.
| I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
| It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
| People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.
| Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.
| I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.
| The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
| My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
| Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
| Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
| Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.
| It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.
| When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.
| I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.