Jiwon's Alcove

My Favorite Quotes

Jan 02, 2024

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"I was the only person in an infinite exploding universe who knew that this powder was made of opal. In a wide, wide world, full of unimaginable numbers of people, I was—in addition to being small and insufficient—special.… [My] first scientific discovery shone, as even the cheapest plastic toy does when it is new."
- Hope Jahren (Lab Girl)
"These are young people floating between identities, but their affections never change. It exists beyond gender, beyond sexuality. Something incredibly high order."
- Pause and Select (Hourou Musuko and Love)
"I thought about our Earth that we irreversibly intervened in, yet must continue to live on. I thought about the people who decides to rebuild when faced with an utterly unlovable world."
- Kim Cho-Yeop (Garden at the End of the Earth)
"I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something."
- Richard Feynman
"There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved."
- Charles Darwin (On the Origin of Species)