"Many artists and scholars have pointed out that ultimately art depends on human nature."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Steven Pinker on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Steven Pinker on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Steven Pinker on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Steven Pinker on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Steven Pinker on Abraham Lincoln
"As many political writers have pointed out, commitment to political equality is not an empirical claim that people are clones."
"There has to be innate circuitry that does the learning, that creates the culture, that acquires the culture, and that responds to socialization."
"Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of the mind. Music depends on details of the auditory system, painting and sculpture on the visual system. Poetry and literature depend on language."
"By exploring the political and moral colorings of discoveries about what makes us tick, we can have a more honest science and a less fearful intellectual milieu."