"The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this task, it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds its spot and takes root, it doesn't need its brain anymore so it eats it!"
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Daniel Dennett on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Daniel Dennett on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Daniel Dennett on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Daniel Dennett on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Daniel Dennett on Robert Frost
"In short, we need to recover the courage we celebrate in our heroes, and in particular, the courage to tolerate, for the sake of a free society, a level of risk we hardly ever imagined in the past."
"Wherever there is a design that is highly successful in a broad range of similar environments, it is apt to emerge again and again, independently - the phenomenon known in biology as convergent evolution. I call these designs 'good tricks.'"
"The secret of happiness is: Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it."