"I suppose if you look back to your early childhood you accept everything people tell you, and that includes a heavy dose of irrationality - you're told about tooth fairies and Father Christmas and things."
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."Richard Dawkins on Calvin Coolidge
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."Richard Dawkins on Roy L. Smith
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."Richard Dawkins on George Carlin
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."Richard Dawkins on Dr. Seuss
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."Richard Dawkins on Benjamin Franklin
"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."