"Design can never be an ultimate explanation for anything. It can only be a proximate explanation. A plane or a car is explained by a designer but that's because the designer himself, the engineer, is explained by natural selection."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."Richard Dawkins on Bill Gates
"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace."Richard Dawkins on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."Richard Dawkins on Erma Bombeck
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."Richard Dawkins on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."Richard Dawkins on Steven Wright
"Intelligent life on a planet comes of age when it first works out the reason for its own existence."
"I was confirmed at my prep school at the age of 13."
"When I say that human beings are just gene machines, one shouldn't put too much emphasis on the word 'just.' There is a very great deal of complication, and indeed beauty in being a gene machine."
"Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility."
"The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference."