Today’s Quote

“I am the one who passed unnoticed before you,
Invisible, in a cloud of secret pain.”

“A small but brilliant advance made today by someone’s awareness may for the moment reach a very small audience, but insofar as it’s valid and beautiful, it will make its way and become part of the whole world of consciousness.”

~Conrad Aiken, 1889 – 1973


Today’s Quote – RIP Stephen Hawking

I am saddened to have learned of the passing of someone I admire:  Stephen Hawking.  May your beautiful soul rest in peace amongst the constellations and galaxies.

“So next time someone complains that you have made a mistake, tell him that may be a good thing.  Because without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.” — Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking, 2010

“I have no idea.  People who boast about their IQ are losers.” — Response upon being questioned as to his IQ, in interview with Deborah Solomon “The Science of Second-Guessing”, The New York Times (12 December 2004).

“The victim should have the right to end his life, if he wants. But I think it would be a great mistake.  However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at.  While there’s life, there is hope.” — On voluntary euthanasia as quoted in People’s Daily Online (14 June 2006)

~Stephen Hawking, January 8, 1942 – March 14, 2018


Today’s Quote

“I think that one of our most important tasks is to convince others that there’s nothing to fear in difference; that difference, in fact, is one of the healthiest and most invigorating of human characteristics without which life would become meaningless.  Here lies the power of the liberal way:  not in making the whole world Unitarian, but in helping ourselves and others to see some of the possibilities inherent in viewpoints other than one’s own; in encouraging the free interchange of ideas; in welcoming fresh approaches to the problems of life; in urging the fullest, most vigorous use of critical self-examination.”

~Adlai Stevenson, 1900 – 1965