Quote: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson, MPhil, PhD (born October 5, 1958)
American astrophysicist, science communicator and author

The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.

Quote: Roger Rosenblatt / Nobody is thinking about you

Roger Rosenblatt, Ph.D. (born 1940)
American Journalist, Author, Playwright, Essayist, Columnist,
Teacher and Fulbright Scholar in Ireland in 1965-66

Yes, I know that you are certain that your friends are becoming your enemies; that your grocer, garbage man, clergyman, sister-in-law, and your dog are all of the opinion that you have put on weight, that you have lost your touch, that you have lost your mind; furthermore you are convinced that everyone spends two-thirds of every day commenting on your disintegration, denigrating your work, plotting your assignation. I promise you: Nobody is thinking about you. They are thinking about themselves—just like you.

Quote / Christopher Hitchens / On the Independent Mind

Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011)
English-American, Literary Critic, Journalist, Author,
Essayist, Polemicist, and Outspoken Anti-theist

The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.