"I sort of feel that climate change will be solved by science. I just feel instinctively that we will find a way of saving ourselves. But I am less confident that we won't destroy ourselves in other ways."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Richard Eyre on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Richard Eyre on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Richard Eyre on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Richard Eyre on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Richard Eyre on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The principle of acting in good faith is at the heart of decent work."
"The arts are weapons of understanding and weapons of happiness."
"I envy the happiness of others... I envy the sense of belonging... I seem always to be remaking myself."
"I believe there is a relationship between having an interest in the arts and the behaviour of society as a whole. Some politicians find it difficult that the arts is a weapon of happiness... Politics is often about deprivation rather than the opening up of ideas and nourishing creative endeavour."
"A place makes a deep impression on you when you're young. It lives with you. It's like your childhood. It fertilises the imagination."