"I love romantic poetry."
"Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."Richard Dawkins on William Shakespeare
"Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance."Richard Dawkins on Oscar Wilde
"The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime."Richard Dawkins on Billy Graham
"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."Richard Dawkins on Charlie Chaplin
"Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw."Richard Dawkins on Fran Lebowitz
"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."