"Science and literature give me answers. And they ask me questions I will never be able to answer."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Mark Haddon on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Mark Haddon on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Mark Haddon on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Mark Haddon on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Mark Haddon on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I don't remember deciding to become a writer. You decide to become a dentist or a postman. For me, writing is like being gay. You finally admit that this is who you are, you come out and hope that no one runs away."
"Use your imagination, and you'll see that even the most narrow, humdrum lives are infinite in scope if you examine them with enough care."
"Writing for children is bloody difficult books for children are as complex as their adult counterparts, and they should therefore be accorded the same respect."