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
I have the similar aim as Harvey has, and I look to repair dead body or to make everyone immortal, just by replacing the dead parts of a machine by new parts:
"..Harvey chose to study the electrical activity that the brain gives off. He said that he wanted to live on as a brain in a bottle after his body died. He expected that his research would allow his bottled brain to
communicate with others who could "read" his brain's electrical signals. Harvey mastered the techniques of brain electrical activity but failed in his objective, not only because the goal was technically impossible but also because he lacked a full understanding of what "brain" means..."
- an excerpt from the book Introduction to Brain and Behaviour.