— John Wooden American basketball coach 1910 - 2010
— Nora Roberts, The MacKade Brothers: Devin and Shane
„I thought scientists were going to find out exactly how everything worked, and then make it work better.“
— Kurt Vonnegut American writer 1922 - 2007
Context: I thought scientists were going to find out exactly how everything worked, and then make it work better. I fully expected that by the time I was twenty-one, some scientist, maybe my brother, would have taken a color photograph of God Almighty — and sold it to Popular Mechanics magazine. Scientific truth was going to make us so happy and comfortable. What actually happened when I was twenty-one was that we dropped scientific truth on Hiroshima.
— Pearl S. Buck American writer 1892 - 1973
Of Men and Women (1941), Ch. 4