The end justifies the beans – Jack (of Beanstalk fame) – Stephen Sondheim
We are likely to live ten years longer than our parents, but eight of them will be filled with pain or decrepitude. – Jane Miller
What makes a good doctor? - Patients value communication and care, colleagues seek competence and camaraderie, medical students prize cheerfulness. By contrast, admission panels focus on chemistry grades. – The Lancet
"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal". Emma Goldman
"Why are you chanting 'Burn!' when you should be chanting 'Learn!' so you can 'Earn!'" – Martin Luther King
“The most incomprehensible thing about the Universe is that it is comprehensible". – Albert Einstein
The laws of physics were so uniquely conducive to human existence that the universe must be "a put-up job". – Fred Hoyle
The planet does not need humans – Al Gore (and James Lee)
“The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get to the office." - Robert Frost.
“We need to get some broad based support, to capture the public's imagination... So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts... Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest." - Prof. Stephen Schneider, Stanford Professor of Climatology, lead author of many IPCC reports
“The data doesn't (sic) matter. We're not basing our recommendations on the data. We're basing them on the climate models.” - Prof. Chris Folland, Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
"It doesn't matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true."
- Paul Watson, co-founder of Greenpeace
“These environmentalists are watermelons; green on the outside and red in the middle” - Warren T. Brookes