I don't mind arguing with myself. It's when I lose that it bothers me.
Other quotes by Richard Powers
Science is not about control. It is about cultivating a perpetual condition of wonder in the face of something that forever grows one step richer and subtler than our latest theory about it. It is about reverence, not mastery.
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Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.
I felt nobody would understand what was going on in my mind.
It would be a mind-boggling endeavor to try to identify each individual who claims to have been a survivor of victimization during this period of 24 years.
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One of the most difficult things to contend with in a hospital is that assumption on the part of the staff that because you have lost your gall bladder you have also lost your mind.
One travels to escape from it all, but that is the great illusion: It cannot be done, since one travels with one's mind.