My goal/principle: "Fight to become physically immortal being to answer the ultimate question of where I am" If anyone has rationally any other better goal than this, I am ready to change mine, if not, I want others to change their goals. Replies are welcome on this regard (mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org).
I am more interested in neuroscience, artificial intelligence, philosophy and mathematical physics. Here are "some" of my principles:
If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it. –Toni Morrison
It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. –C.S. Lewis
Keep reading books, but remember that a book is only a book, and you should learn to think for yourself. –Maxim Gorky
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. –Oscar Wilde
Truth is more of a stranger than fiction. —Mark Twain
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted . . . but to weigh and consider. —Francis Bacon
"We can't define anything precisely. If we attempt to, we get into the paralysis of thought that comes to philosophers... one saying to the other: you don't know what you are talking about! The second one says: what do you mean by talking? What do you mean by you? What do you mean by know?"
The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you. –W. Somerset Maugham
"Physics is a lot like sex; sure it has a practical use, but that’s not why we do it.’"- Feynman
Reason is logic, or reason is motive, or reason is a way of life. - John Le Carré
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all. –Henry David Thoreau