“It vexes me when they would constrain science by the authority of the Scriptures, and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment.”
“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”
“When the authorities warn you of the dangers of having sex, there is an important lesson to be learned. Do not have sex with the authorities.”
“In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.”
“The pen was his voice and the page his tears, when he was done; they called it a classic”
“One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.”
Robert A. Heinlein
“Once you've put one of his [Henry James] books down, you simply can't pick it up again.”
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