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Bill Bryson quotes: The average asteroid actually will be about one and a half million kilometres from its nearest neighbour. The average asteroid actually will be about one and a half million kilometres from its nearest neighbour.
Bill Bryson quotes: his facetious grace in writing," and much else. his facetious grace in writing," and much else.
Bill Bryson quotes: Still, I never really mind bad service in a restaurant. It makes me feel better about not leaving a tip. Still, I never really mind bad service in a restaurant. It makes me feel better about not leaving a tip.
Bill Bryson quotes: There is only one place, an inconspicuous outpost of the Milky Way called the Earth, that will sustain you, and even it can be pretty grudging. From There is only one place, an inconspicuous outpost of the Milky Way called the Earth, that will sustain you, and even it can be pretty grudging. From
Bill Bryson quotes: I see litter as part of a long continuum of anti-social behaviour. I see litter as part of a long continuum of anti-social behaviour.
Bill Bryson quotes: The older you get the more it seems the world belongs to other people. The older you get the more it seems the world belongs to other people.
Bill Bryson quotes: Every living thing, never forget, is a wonder of atomic engineering. Indeed, Every living thing, never forget, is a wonder of atomic engineering. Indeed,
Bill Bryson quotes: Every day in every way I am getting better and better.* Every day in every way I am getting better and better.*
Bill Bryson quotes: The universe is not only queerer than we suppose; it is queerer than we can suppose The universe is not only queerer than we suppose; it is queerer than we can suppose
Bill Bryson quotes: We were idiots really, but awfully happy, too. We were idiots really, but awfully happy, too.
Bill Bryson quotes: He called it a mastodon (which means, a touch unexpectedly, "nipple-teeth"). He called it a mastodon (which means, a touch unexpectedly, "nipple-teeth").
Bill Bryson quotes: It is unthinkable to have a British countryside that doesn't have actual functioning farmers riding tractors, cows in fields, things like that. It is unthinkable to have a British countryside that doesn't have actual functioning farmers riding tractors, cows in fields, things like that.
Bill Bryson quotes: MACHOs (for MAssive Compact Halo Objects - really just another name for black holes, brown dwarfs and other very dim stars). MACHOs (for MAssive Compact Halo Objects - really just another name for black holes, brown dwarfs and other very dim stars).
Bill Bryson quotes: I suppose all our lives must be at the end of a long chain of improbable coincidences, I suppose all our lives must be at the end of a long chain of improbable coincidences,
Bill Bryson quotes: It occurred to me, not for the first time, that if Britain is ever to sort itself out, it is going to require a lot of euthanasia. It occurred to me, not for the first time, that if Britain is ever to sort itself out, it is going to require a lot of euthanasia.
Bill Bryson quotes: In short, the remarkable position in which we find ourselves is that we don't actually know what we actually know. In In short, the remarkable position in which we find ourselves is that we don't actually know what we actually know. In
Bill Bryson quotes: He was taken to St. Lawrence Hospital and died the next day. He never regained consciousness. He was taken to St. Lawrence Hospital and died the next day. He never regained consciousness.
Bill Bryson quotes: Galaxies of the universe are racing away from us, but that they are doing so at a rate that is accelerating. Galaxies of the universe are racing away from us, but that they are doing so at a rate that is accelerating.
Bill Bryson quotes: The favourite activity is drinking a lot of beer and the second is throwing it up again) The favourite activity is drinking a lot of beer and the second is throwing it up again)
Bill Bryson quotes: Report in The Economist as much as 97 per cent of the world's plant and animal species may still await discovery. Of Report in The Economist as much as 97 per cent of the world's plant and animal species may still await discovery. Of
Bill Bryson quotes: Wallace, King and Sanders point out in Biology: The Science of Life (that rarest thing: a readable textbook), Wallace, King and Sanders point out in Biology: The Science of Life (that rarest thing: a readable textbook),
Bill Bryson quotes: You have three chromosomes, Bryson. X, Y, and Fuckhead. Katz You have three chromosomes, Bryson. X, Y, and Fuckhead.
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Bill Bryson quotes: I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains.
Bill Bryson quotes: In 1906 he and Hulda made the first of several trips to London to sift through the records. In 1906 he and Hulda made the first of several trips to London to sift through the records.
Bill Bryson quotes: It was so bad, it was worth more than we paid. It was so bad, it was worth more than we paid.
Bill Bryson quotes: Scientists tend to be unappreciated in the world at large, but you can hardly overstate the importance of the work they do. Scientists tend to be unappreciated in the world at large, but you can hardly overstate the importance of the work they do.
Bill Bryson quotes: journal Science in 1980 contending that women are genetically inferior at mathematics. journal Science in 1980 contending that women are genetically inferior at mathematics.
Bill Bryson quotes: In three minutes, 98 percent of all the matter there is or will ever be has been produced. We have a universe In three minutes, 98 percent of all the matter there is or will ever be has been produced. We have a universe
Bill Bryson quotes: DNA is, as it were, especially unalive. It is among the most nonreactive, chemically inert molecules in the living world, DNA is, as it were, especially unalive. It is among the most nonreactive, chemically inert molecules in the living world,
Bill Bryson quotes: One idea to a sentence is still the best advice that anyone has ever given on writing. One idea to a sentence is still the best advice that anyone has ever given on writing.
Bill Bryson quotes: Imagine having a city full of things that no other city had. Imagine having a city full of things that no other city had.
Bill Bryson quotes: More than 300 million people in the world speak English and the rest, it sometimes seems, try to. More than 300 million people in the world speak English and the rest, it sometimes seems, try to.
Bill Bryson quotes: To me that was just a miracle. That has been my position with science ever since. Excited, To me that was just a miracle. That has been my position with science ever since. Excited,
Bill Bryson quotes: This wouldn't be so bad, I told myself. But secretly, I knew that I was quite wrong. This wouldn't be so bad, I told myself. But secretly, I knew that I was quite wrong.
Bill Bryson quotes: Ocean vents harbour some of the most extraordinary life on the planet. Ocean vents harbour some of the most extraordinary life on the planet.
Bill Bryson quotes: Part of the power of travel is that you stand a good chance of being hollowed out by it. Part of the power of travel is that you stand a good chance of being hollowed out by it.
Bill Bryson quotes: Geologists are never at a loss for paperweights. Geologists are never at a loss for paperweights.
Bill Bryson quotes: Far from marking the outer edge of the solar system, as those schoolroom maps so cavalierly imply, Pluto is barely one-fifty-thousandth of the way. Far from marking the outer edge of the solar system, as those schoolroom maps so cavalierly imply, Pluto is barely one-fifty-thousandth of the way.
Bill Bryson quotes: We may be the living universe's supreme achievement and its worst nightmare simultaneously. Because We may be the living universe's supreme achievement and its worst nightmare simultaneously. Because
Bill Bryson quotes: The one word that Newfoundland has given the world is penguin. No one has any idea what inspired it. The one word that Newfoundland has given the world is penguin. No one has any idea what inspired it.
Bill Bryson quotes: Noting the lack of crime or security in the Netherlands, the author asked a native who guarded a national landmark. He got the replay, We all do. Noting the lack of crime or security in the Netherlands, the author asked a native who guarded a national landmark. He got the replay, We all do.
Bill Bryson quotes: I'm a great believer that you had to do everything you've done to have got to where you are. I'm a great believer that you had to do everything you've done to have got to where you are.
Bill Bryson quotes: there. I had thought we would have there. I had thought we would have
Bill Bryson quotes: radiocarbon dating works only for objects up to forty thousand or so years old. Curiously, radiocarbon dating works only for objects up to forty thousand or so years old. Curiously,
Bill Bryson quotes: That's the trouble with losing your mind; by the time it's gone, it's too late to get it back. That's the trouble with losing your mind; by the time it's gone, it's too late to get it back.
Bill Bryson quotes: I really enjoy going to a library and spending the day doing research - to me that is the most pleasurable part of writing the science book. I really enjoy going to a library and spending the day doing research - to me that is the most pleasurable part of writing the science book.
Bill Bryson quotes: The great failure in education, much of the time, is the lack of excitement and stimulus The great failure in education, much of the time, is the lack of excitement and stimulus
Bill Bryson quotes: Peale was a lover of birds, and yet did not hesitate to kill them in large numbers for no better reason than that it interested him to do so. Peale was a lover of birds, and yet did not hesitate to kill them in large numbers for no better reason than that it interested him to do so.
Bill Bryson quotes: Loony hillbillies destabilized by gross quantities of impure corn liquor and generations of profoundly unbiblical sex; Loony hillbillies destabilized by gross quantities of impure corn liquor and generations of profoundly unbiblical sex;
Bill Bryson quotes: Of all the things I am not very good at, living in the real world is perhaps the most outstanding. Of all the things I am not very good at, living in the real world is perhaps the most outstanding.
Bill Bryson quotes: Even in walking across the room you will very slightly alter your own experience of time and space. Even in walking across the room you will very slightly alter your own experience of time and space.
Bill Bryson quotes: You are totally at the mercy of nature in this country, mate. It's just a fact of life. You are totally at the mercy of nature in this country, mate. It's just a fact of life.
Bill Bryson quotes: Most of what has lived on Earth has left behind no record at all. Most of what has lived on Earth has left behind no record at all.
Bill Bryson quotes: Of the total surface area of Earth, Britain occupies just 0.0174069 per cent. Of the total surface area of Earth, Britain occupies just 0.0174069 per cent.
Bill Bryson quotes: Thoreau was an idiot. Thoreau was an idiot.
Bill Bryson quotes: Percy Bysshe (the only poet named for the sound of a match hitting water), Percy Bysshe (the only poet named for the sound of a match hitting water),
Bill Bryson quotes: In fact, overwhelmingly museum displays are artificial. In fact, overwhelmingly museum displays are artificial.
Bill Bryson quotes: Language, never forget, is more fashion than science, and matters of usage, spelling and pronunciation tend to wander around like hemlines. Language, never forget, is more fashion than science, and matters of usage, spelling and pronunciation tend to wander around like hemlines.