"Every breakthrough in knowledge can be traced to someone who was confused by the facts."
"It is unlikely that a man will freely debate an idea that he worships on the Sabbath."
"I can believe that evolution produced in the walrus an insulating layer of blubber, but did it really produce in man an insulating automatic dual-control heating and cooling system?"
"What we know for sure about the author of the Bible is that he did not need to publish to get tenure."
There are truths so threatening that we must first deny them and only then misconstrue them, as in "What you say is not true, and even it were true..."
"A man who comes to his own conclusions must be ready to defend his sources."
"Know thyself, which is easy enough to do when you're married to an authority on the subject."
"Looking back, you realize that most all your questions would have answered themselves if you had only stopped interrupting."
"No matter how reclusive we tend to be, we picture the after-life as a community of souls. It is one thing to seek privacy in this life; it is another to face eternity alone."
"Listen to your kids. Children are largely self-explanatory."
~ Robert Brault