Automatic Fire

Famous quotes containing the words automatic and/or fire:

    Natural selection, the blind, unconscious, automatic process which Darwin discovered, and which we now know is the explanation for the existence and apparently purposeful form of all life, has no purpose in mind. It has no mind and no mind’s eye. It does not plan for the future. It has no vision, no foresight, no sight at all. If it can be said to play the role of the watchmaker in nature, it is the blind watchmaker.
    Richard Dawkins (b. 1941)

    Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once you take hope and fear away, you take from it its very life and being.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)