“People with passion can change the world for the better.” Steve Jobs

And you will be great in front of 500 people (when giving a presentation). Think of them as 5 people, that makes it easier. Jim Mora

Stay humble on the outside but ambitious on the inside. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Literature is very good for making us think in a wider context beyond the absolute meaning of the words themselves. Andrew Patterson

Don’t stop writing poetry – the dance of sub-atomic particles and the movement of the heavens need beautiful words as well as beautiful equations. Hamish Hudson

Design is a method of imagining something that does not yet exist.
And then arranging all the elements required to make it a reality.
Design is equal parts: embracing constraints, challenging the status quo, and summoning courage. Keith Yamashita

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. Maya Angelou

Your aspirations shape what you do. But your aspirations are themselves shaped by your actions and experiences. You remake yourself as you grow and as the world changes. Your identity doesn’t get found. It emerges. Reid Hoffman

If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. Ignacio Estrada

Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny. Stephen Hawking

I’m pretty tenacious when it comes to problems. Roger Penrose

You should never bet against anything in science at odds of more than about 1012 to 1. Ernest Rutherford

For me, I think the greatest achievements of science is to allow humanity to realise that our world is comprehensible. Through science, rational thinking, we can understand how the universe works. Jim Al-Khalili

That’s the trouble with the world we live in. It’s full of people just doing their job and ignoring what’s really going on. Care about the rainforest until they get a couple of kids and enough money for a gas guzzling car, or some hardwood dining furniture. Watch all those wildlife programmes and coo over the furry animals, but still eat meat and poultry that was raised in conditions of unbelievable cruelty. Robert Muchamore

If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself. Rick Riordan

Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein’s general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out. Stephen Hawking

Ordinary photons do have spin, they have a notion of helicity so they spin around their direction on motion. Roger Penrose