"The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths."
"I am homesick for a place I am not sure even exists. One where my heart is full. My body loved. And my soul understood."
"Chance favours the prepared mind."
"There’s too much lime in the world and not enough gin."
"Silence is so accurate."
"There are books that one reads over and over again, books that become part of the furniture of one’s mind and alter one’s whole attitude to life, books that one dips into but never reads through, books that one reads at a single sitting and forgets a week later."
"The answer is never the answer. What’s really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you’ll always be seeking. I’ve never seen anybody really find the answer. They think they have, so they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer."
Biochemistry, University of Sussex.
Structure-function studies of the AIP-Survivin complex.
Finally told my parents they’re gay
"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves."
"If you want to be unhappy, uncomfortable, and insecure, just spend your life trying to do something that is not right for you. It is just like trying to wear shoes that don’t fit."
"This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something."
"I have never separated the writing of poetry from prayer."
"Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people."
Whenever someone tells me he dreamed, I wonder if he realises that he has never done anything but dream.
- Fernando Pessoa, June 13, 1888 – November 30, 1935