"The more I think about language, the more it amazes me that people ever understand each other at all."
— Kurt Gödel
"We’re all one thing, like cells in a body. ‘Cept we can’t see the body. The way fish can’t see the ocean. And so we envy each other. Hurt each other. Hate each other. How silly is that? A heart cell hating a lung cell."
— from Adaptation., written by Charlie Kaufman.
"Out yonder there was this huge world, which exists independently of us human beings and which stands before us like a great, eternal riddle, at least partially accessible to our inspection and thinking."
— Albert Einstein
"Dwell I but in the suburbs of your good pleasure?"
— Portia, in Julius Caesar.
"We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost."
— Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator