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Lewis Thomas
(1913-1993) born on
Nov 25
English biologist, essayist. He translated the intricate mysteries of the Earth's biology into a series of finely crafted, award-winning essays.
         
   
F
Sometimes you get a glimpse of a semicolon coming, a few lines farther on, and it is like climbing a steep path through woods and seeing a wooden bench just at a bend in the road ahead, a place where you can expect to sit for a moment. . .

R
Worrying is the most natural and spontaneous of all human functions. It is time to acknowledge this, perhaps even to learn to do it better.
A
The uniformity of earth's life, more astonishing than its diversity, is accountable by the high probability that we derived, originally, from some single cell, fertilized in a bolt of lightning as the earth cooled.
N
The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives, but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves; most things, in fact, are better in the morning.
K
We pass the word around; we ponder how the case is put by different people, we read the poetry; we meditate over the literature; we play the music; we change our minds; we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way . . .
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Medusa and the Snail, "Notes on Punctuation" (1979).
R: More Notes of a Biology Watcher," 'The Medusa and the Snail'
A: The Lives of a Cell," Viking 74
N: In NY "Times," 4 Jul 76
K: The Medusa and the Snail (1979)
   


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