What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what’s going on.
When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes.
W. H. Auden
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
The fundamental concept in social science is power, in the same sense in which energy is the fundamental concept in physics.