"The nature of catastrophe is, after all, reasonably unvarying in the way it ruins, destroys, wounds and devastates. But if something can be learned from the event - not least something as profound as the theory of plate tectonics - then it somehow puts the ruination into a much more positive light."
"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."Simon Winchester on Albert Einstein
"I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other."Simon Winchester on Harvey Fierstein
"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."Simon Winchester on Willie Nelson
"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."Simon Winchester on Zig Ziglar
"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."Simon Winchester on John Wooden
"We associate the North Atlantic with cod. The motto of Newfoundland used to be 'In cod we trust.' It was a joke, but it was essentially true. But there is no cod anymore. And that's extraordinary. It's all because of either greed or politics - Canadian politics."