"Evolution never looks to the future."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Richard Dawkins on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Richard Dawkins on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Richard Dawkins on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Richard Dawkins on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Richard Dawkins on William Shakespeare
"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."
"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."
"Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility."