"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitter steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
"Atheists I know who proudly wear the badge are active atheists. They're like in-your-face atheist. They want to change policies and they're having debates. I don't have the time, the interest, or the energy to do any of that. I'm a scientist. I'm an educator. My goal is to get people thinking straight in the first place. To get you to be curious about the natural world. That's what I'm about."