Loren Eiseley Quotes (6 quotations)

1. In the end, science as we know it has two basic types of practitioners. One is the educated man who still has a controlled sense of wonder before the universal mystery, whether it hides in a snail's eye or within the light that impinges on that delicate organ. The second kind of observer is the extreme reductionist who is so busy stripping things apart that the tremendous mystery has been reduced to a trifle, to intangibles not worth troubling one's head about. - Loren Eiseley

2. It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist, as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man. - Loren Eiseley

3. Man is always marveling at what he has blown apart, never at what the universe has put together, and this is his limitation. - Loren Eiseley

4. One could not pluck a flower without troubling a star. - Loren Eiseley

5. The journey is difficult, immerse. We will travel as far as we can, but we cannot in one lifetime see all that we would like to see or to learn all that we hunger to know. - Loren Eiseley

6. Tomorrow lurks in us, the latency to be all that was not achieved before. - Loren Eiseley

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