"There has to be innate circuitry that does the learning, that creates the culture, that acquires the culture, and that responds to socialization."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Steven Pinker on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Steven Pinker on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Steven Pinker on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Steven Pinker on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Steven Pinker on Earl Nightingale
"As many political writers have pointed out, commitment to political equality is not an empirical claim that people are clones."
"Many artists and scholars have pointed out that ultimately art depends on human nature."
"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."