"They lived the slow and invisible interpenetration of their universes, like two stars gravitating around a common axis, in ever tighter orbits, whose clear destiny is to coalesce at some point in space and time."
— Paolo Giordano. The Solitude of Prime Numbers
"I imagine a line, a white line, painted on the sand and on the ocean, from me to you."
— Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated (via 13neighbors)
"What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?"
— F. Sherwood Rowland (regarding CFCs and the ozone layer).