Quote of the Day

I always thought I was a good father, being proud of both my kids and not trying to push them into any particular direction. I did not want them to be professors like me. I would be just as happy if they were truck drivers or ballet dancers, provided they really enjoyed what they were doing. But then they always find a way to hit back at you. My son Carl for instance. He is a student at MIT and what does he want to do? He wants to be a God-damned philosopher.

Richard Feynman to Freeman Dyson, in Dyson's "Wise Man", The New York Review of Books, Vol. LII, No. 16, 20 October 2005, p. 5.