The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not „Eureka!“ (I found it!) but „That’s funny …“

Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.

The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.

Senovėje gudriu kovotoju vadino ne tą kuris laimi, bet tą, kuris lengvai laimi.

What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.

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