"Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy but after a war it seems more like astrology."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Rebecca West on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Rebecca West on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Rebecca West on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Rebecca West on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Rebecca West on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience."
"A strong hatred is the best lamp to bear in our hands as we go over the dark places of life, cutting away the dead things men tell us to revere."
"Writing has nothing to do with communication between person and person, only with communication between different parts of a person's mind."
"There is no wider gulf in the universe than yawns between those on the hither and thither side of vital experience."
"It is sometimes very hard to tell the difference between history and the smell of skunk."