Books and loud noises, flowers and electric shocks — already in the infant mind these couples were compromisingly linked; and after two hundred repetitions of the same or a similar lesson would be wedded indissolubly. What man has joined, nature is powerless to put asunder.
How does he manifest himself now? asked the Savage. Well, he manifests himself as an absence; as though he weren't there at all.
Just imagine, he went on, preaching sermons to perfectly good thrushes and goldfinches and chiff-chaffs! What presumption! Why couldn't he have kept his mouth shut and let the birds preach to him?
The only cure for science is more science, not less. We are suffering from the effects of a little science badly applied. The remedy is a lot of science, well applied.
Words are man's first and most grandiose invention. With language he created a whole new universe.
If human beings were shown what they're really like, they'd either kill one another as vermin, or hang themselves.