A statue of Wu Zetian, the only woman in China’s history to hold the title of emperor, in the seventh century, surveyed our arrival with impassive serenity. We had come to Shangyanggong, an opulent new facsimile of Empress Wu’s palace, built on the site of the original and housing a state-controlled entertainment center for tourists.
~ Jiayang Fan
Investigate what is, and not what pleases.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Jonas: Arrived in Glasgow!
What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their experiments lead.
~ Norbert Wiener
Be silent and safe—silence never betrays you.
~ John Boyle O’Reilly
My addiction is empty carbohydrates, which I’m trying to stop.
~ Cory Booker
Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
~ Honoré de Balzac