On the Trouble of Existing


“Why does the Universe go to all the trouble of existing?”

– Stephen Hawking

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On Dismissing Gods


“When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.”

– Steven H. Roberts

On Relativity


“When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, you think it’s only a minute. But when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think it’s two hours. That’s relativity.”

– Albert Einstein

On Western Civilisation


“What do I think of Western civilisation? I think it would be a very good idea.”

– Mohandas Gandhi

On Hopelessness


“There are no hopeless situations there are only people who have grown hopeless about them.”

– Clare Boothe Luce

On the Closed Universe


“The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination, but the combination is locked in the safe.”

– Peter de Vries