Citations that I found inspiring at different points in my life.


  • ``Moderation is a fatal thing. Enough is as bad as a meal. More than enough is as good as a feast.'' 12/11/12

  • ``The things one feels absolutely certain about are never true.'' 12/11/12

  • ``Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.''—Our National Parks , 1901, page 56. John Muir 28/05/15

  • ``It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.'' 11/12/15

  • ``The one charm of the past is that it is the past.'' 11/12/15

  • ``The only difference between a caprice and a life-long passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer.'' 11/12/15

  • ``Mathematics is biology's next microscope, only better; biology is mathematics' next physics, only better.'' 18/08/16

  • ``It is failure that guides evolution; perfection provides no incentive for improvement, and nothing is perfect.'' 28/06/17