I know where my lane is, and I know how to stay in my lane. My lane is evolving the consciousness of people.

- Oprah Winfrey (2011) ·

Kids are never the problem. They are born scientists. The problem is always the adults. They beat the curiosity out of the kids. They out-number kids. They vote. They wield resources. That's why my public focus is primarily adults.

- Neil deGrasse Tyson (2011) ·

My view is that if your philosophy is not unsettled daily then you are blind to all the universe has to offer.

- Neil deGrasse Tyson (2011) ·

Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.

- Barack Obama (2011) ·

The “war on drugs” has been well lost, and should never have been waged. While it isn’t explicitly protected by the U.S. Constitution, I can think of no political right more fundamental than the right to peacefully steward the contents of one’s own consciousness. The fact that we pointlessly ruin the lives of nonviolent drug users by incarcerating them, at enormous expense, constitutes one of the great moral failures of our time.

- Sam Harris (2011) ·

These chemicals disclose layers of beauty that art is powerless to capture and for which the beauty of Nature herself is a mere simulacrum.

- Sam Harris (2011) ·

The power of psychedelics... is that they often reveal, in the span of a few hours, depths of awe and understanding that can otherwise elude us for a lifetime.

- Sam Harris (2011) ·

Science predicts that many different kinds of universe will be spontaneously created out of nothing. It is a matter of chance which we are in.

- Stephen Hawking (2011) ·