864 – “The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday, and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”
–Neil deGrasse Tyson
Quote Number: 239
Source: Tyson, Neil deGrasse. Comment in “I am Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ask Me Anything…” On Reddit. February 29, 2012, 9:08 PM. Online Here.