The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes
Many who have spent a lifetime in love can tell you less of love than the child whose dog died yesterday.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.
—Ursula K. Le Guin
Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair.
The truth hurts, sometimes, I suppose. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be known.
—Trisha Leigh in Summer Ruins
Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering.
—R. Buckminster Fuller
Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right person.
One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it.
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
—William S. Burroughs
I remember a medicine man in Africa who said to me almost with tears in his eyes: "We have no dreams anymore since the British are in the country." When I asked him why, he answered, "The District Commissioner knows everything."
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.