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Lewis Thomas Quotes

When I first saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew
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Together is my favorite place to be
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why
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Having you in my life made everything better
I meant to behave but there were too many other options
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The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary
And then you meet one person and your life changes forever
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A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future
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Left to ourselves, mechanistic and autonomic, we hanker for friends  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) Everything here is alive thanks to the living of everything else  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) Human language... prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) We are built to make mistakes, coded for error  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) We leave traces of ourselves wherever we go, on whatever we touch  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) It is in our collective behavior that we are most mysterious  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) Worrying is the most natural and spontaneous of all human functions  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) Chemical waste products are the droppings of science  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work. We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) We pass thoughts around, from mind to mind, so compulsively and with such speed that the brains of mankind often appear, functionally, to be undergoing fusion  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) Well, biology today as I see it has an amiable look - quite different from the 19th-century view that the whole arrangement of nature is hostile, ‘red in tooth and claw.’ That came about because people misread Darwin’s ‘survival of the fittest.’  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) As a people, we have become obsessed with Health. There is something fundamentally, radically unhealthy about all this. We do not seem to be seeking more exuberance in living as much as staving off failure, putting off dying. We have lost all confidence in the human body  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA. Without this special attribute, we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) The act of smelling something, anything, is remarkably like the act of thinking. Immediately at the moment of perception, you can feel the mind going to work, sending the odor around from place to place, setting off complex repertories through the brain, polling one center after another for signs of re recognition, for old memories and old connection  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) The uniformity of Earth’s life, more astonishing than its diversity, is accountable by the high probability that we derived, originally, from some single cell, fertilized in a bolt of lightning as the Earth cooled  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) I maintain, despite the moment’s evidence against the claim, that we are born and grow up with a fondness for each other, and we have genes for that. We can be talked out of it, for the genetic message is like a distant music, and some of us are hard-of-hearing. Societies are noisy affairs, drowning out the sound of ourselves and our connection  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) Given the opportunity, under the right conditions, two cells from wildly different sources, a yeast cell, say, and a chicken erythrocyte, will touch, fuse, and the two nuclei will then fuse as well, and the new hybrid cell will now divide into monstrous progeny. Naked cells, lacking self-respect, do not seem to have any sense of self  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) I don’t want to be reincarnated, that’s for sure. When you’ve had rewarding experiences in your life - a loving family, friends - you don’t need additional reassurances that you’re going to do something with a new cast of characters. I’d just as soon pass  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) I suggest that the introductory courses in science, at all levels from grade school through college, be radically revised. Leave the fundamentals, the so-called basics, aside for a while, and concentrate the attention of all students on the things that are not known  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) We are told that the trouble with modern man is that he has been trying to detach himself from nature... In this scenario, Man comes on as a stupendous lethal force, and the Earth is pictured as something delicate, like rising bubbles at the surface of a country pond, or flights of fragile birds  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) We habitually engage in meddling with nature. Until this century most of this meddling was good. Witness the preservation of the European countryside. But since then we’ve smoked it up and littered it and dumped too much in too many waters. I don’t think it’s our privilege to behave this way  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) We’re as clever as we think we are, but we’ll be a lot cleverer when we learn to use not just one brain but to pool huge numbers of brains. We’re at a level technologically where we can share information and think collectively about our problems. We do it in science all the time - there’s no reason why we can’t do it in other endeavors  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) As evolutionary time is measured, we have only just turned up and have hardly had time to catch breath, still marveling at our thumbs, still learning to use the brand-new gift of language. Being so young, we can be excused all sorts of folly and can permit ourselves the hope that someday, as a species, we will begin to grow up  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) Montaigne simply turns his mind loose and writes whatever he feels like writing. Mostly, he wants to say that reason is not a special, unique gift of human beings, marking us off from the rest of nature  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) We have dominated and overruled nature, and from now on the earth is ours, a kitchen garden until we learn to make our own chlorophyll and float it out in the sun inside plastic mebranes. We will build Scarsdale on Mount Everest  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) Mistakes are at the very base of human thought, embedded there, feeding the structure like root nodules. If we were not provided with the knack for being wrong, we could never get anything useful done. We think our way along by choosing between right and wrong alternatives, and the wrong choices have to be made as often as the right ones. We get along in life this way  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) I would send the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach into outer space on the Voyager spacecraft. But that would be boasting  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) On any Tuesday morning, if asked, a good working scientist will tell you with some self-satisfaction that the affairs of his field are nicely in order, that things are finally looking clear and making sense, and all is well. But come back again on another Tuesday, and the roof may have just fallen in on his life’s work  (Lewis Thomas Quotes) We tend to think of our selves as the only wholly unique creations in nature, but it is not so. Uniqueness is so commonplace a property of living things that there is really nothing at all unique about it. A phenomenon can’t be unique and universal at the same time.  (Lewis Thomas Quotes)
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