Physics is really nothing more than a search for ultimate simplicity, but so far all we have is a kind of elegant messiness.
("A Short History of Nearly Everything")
More Quotes from Bill Bryson:I have long known that it is part of God's plan for me to spend a little time with each of the most stupid people on earth.
I like it Australia a lot, I think it's a terrific country they really know how to live. The natural history of the place is endlessly fascinating.
My first rule of travel is never to go to a place that sounds like a medical condition and Critz is clearly an incurable disease involving flaking skin.
Because we humans are big and clever enough to produce and utilize antibiotics and disinfectants, it is easy to convince ourselves that we have banished bacteria to the fringes of existence. Don't you believe it. Bacteria may not build cities or have interesting social lives, but they will be here when the Sun explodes. This is their planet, and we are on it only because they allow us to be.
Hunters will tell you that a moose is a wily and ferocious forest creature. Nonsense. A moose is a cow drawn by a three-year-old.
Four times I was honked at for having the temerity to proceed through town without the benefit of metal.
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