“ The Western day is indeed nearing when the inner science of self-control will be found as necessary as the outer conquest of nature. This new Atomic Age will see men's minds sobered and broadened by the now scientifically indisputable truth that matter is in reality a concentrate of energy. ”

- Paramahansa Yogananda

“ Some people would claim that things like love, joy and beauty belong to a different category from science and can't be described in scientific terms, but I think they can now be explained by the theory of evolution. ”

- Stephen Hawking

“ We never had books at home, but my dad, seeing how keen I was to read, took me to Islington Library when I was about eight and we pulled out two - a Biggles and a science fiction novel. I never got the ace fighter pilot but fell in love with all things to do with the future and space. Isaac Asimov soon became my guiding star. ”

- Gary Kemp

“ Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs of gas atoms. I, too, can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more? ”

- Richard P. Feynman

“ Science cannot tell theology how to construct a doctrine of creation, but you can't construct a doctrine of creation without taking account of the age of the universe and the evolutionary character of cosmic history. ”

- John Polkinghorne

“ The older generation had greater respect for land than science. But we live in an age when science, more than soil, has become the provider of growth and abundance. Living just on the land creates loneliness in an age of globality. ”

- Shimon Peres

“ Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on. ”

- David Brin

“ Nothing you'll read as breaking news will ever hold a candle to the sheer beauty of settled science. Textbook science has carefully phrased explanations for new students, math derived step by step, plenty of experiments as illustration, and test problems. ”

- Eliezer Yudkowsky

“ Science shows us truth and beauty and fills each day with a fresh wonder of the exquisite order which governs our world. ”

- Polykarp Kusch

“ But because we live in an age of science, we have a preoccupation with corroborating our myths. ”

- Michael Shermer

“ The age of innocent faith in science and technology may be over. ”

- Barry Commoner

“ When I was born in 1970 with a rare genetic disorder called spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SED), medical science wasn't what it is today and my mum and dad were treated terribly by the medical profession. ”

- Warwick Davis

“ My dad was a composer and a musician, but he never finished high school. His formal education was rather minimal from the standards of today's college graduates and Ph.D.'s, but he had a deep interest in questions of science and questions of the universe. ”

- Brian Greene

“ The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage. ”

- Mark Russell

“ It was unthinkable not long ago that a biologist or paleontologist would be at the same conference as an astrophysicist. Now we have accumulated so much data in each of these branches of science as it relates to origins that we have learned that no one discipline can answer questions of origins alone. ”

- Neil deGrasse Tyson

“ Science at its best is an open-minded method of inquiry, not a belief system. ”

- Rupert Sheldrake

“ My dad grew up in a mud hut and studied by candlelight. He was 14 when he got a scholarship to Russia. He was super clever - the cleverest person. He landed in 5ft of snow, and was alone at 14, studying science and engineering. He didn't have a bed, and he slept on a table. ”

- M.I.A.

“ Art is elemental. Reason alone as it's expressed in the sciences can't be man's complete answer to reality, and it can't express everything that man can, wants to, and has to express. I think God built this into man. Art along with science is the highest gift God has given him. ”

- Pope Benedict XVI

“ Science and vision are not opposites or even at odds. They need each other. I sometimes hear other startup folks say something along the lines of: 'If entrepreneurship was a science, then anyone could do it.' I'd like to point out that even science is a science, and still very few people can do it, let alone do it well. ”

- Eric Ries

“ I like physics. I think it is the best science out of all three of them, because generally it's more useful. You learn about speed and velocity and time, and that's all clever stuff. ”

- Tom Felton