"Intelligent life on a planet comes of age when it first works out the reason for its own existence."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Richard Dawkins on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Richard Dawkins on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Richard Dawkins on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Richard Dawkins on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Richard Dawkins on Robert Frost
"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."
"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."