“Books always had this very powerful effect on me because of some communication, somebody seeming even in a very symbolic or displaced way to understand what I was feeling. And I think that is the miracle of literature, is this private communication between one intelligence and another.”

badsciencejokes:

Science!!!

These points hold true for all walks of life and professions.  

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“You must do good, but you must not talk about it. If you talk about it you’re taking advantage of others misfortunes’ for your own gain.”

Gino Bartali: The cyclist who saved Jews in wartime Italy

This is such an inspirational story about a very noble soul.

“The basis for human advancement hinges on the dissatisfaction that comes of knowing so much about how little we know.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson

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“Bad luck either destroys you or makes you the man you really are.”

From the TV Show, The Killing.

Episode: The Killing Season 2 Episode 5: “Ghosts of the Past.”

Bingo! It is what you learn and what you’re passionate that matters but sadly in my part of the world Grades take precedence over everything else. 

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“There’s as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe.”
— Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Ep 2: Some of the Things that Molecules Do)

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Imagination alone is not enough, because the reality of nature is far more wondrous than anything we can imagine.

This adventure is made possible by generations of searchers strictly adhering to a simple set of rules: Test ideas by experiment and observation; build on those ideas that pass the test; reject the ones that fail; follow the evidence, wherever it leads; and question everything.

Accept these terms, and the cosmos is yours.

Neil deGrasse Tyson kicks off Cosmoshis contemporary continuation of the Carl Sagan classic. (via explore-blog)

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“Education is what people do to you, learning is what you do to yourself.”
— MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito at #TED2014. Pair with this excellent read on how to fuel the lifelong engine of learning beyond formal education.   (via educationalliberty)

Well if that doesn’t hit the nail on the proverbial head, I don’t know what does. Let’s be learning facilitators, not educators.

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asapscience:

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Another great Quote from Neil Tyson.