When I was a child, it was believed that animals became extinct because they were too specialized. My father used to tell us about the saber-tooth tiger’s teeth — how they got too big and the tiger couldn’t eat because he couldn’t take game anymore. And I remember my father saying, with my brother sitting there, ‘I wonder what it will be with the human beings that will be so overspecialized that they’ll kill themselves off?’
My father never found out that my brother was working on the bomb.Richard Feynman’s sister, Joan (via historical-nonfiction)
I hate the Hilton building on Deansgate in Manchester so much. I feel ill when I see it. I don’t think I’ve ever reacted so strongly to a building. I have to go into the city tomorrow and I’m actually dreading seeing it.