Monday, August 22, 2011

Graham Farmelo, Interview #150

Name: Graham Farmelo

Where you live:
 London, UK

What you do as a vocation or avocation?  Vocation – writer, avocation – physicist, but wish it were the reverse

Your two favorite books:
                            Middlemarch by George Eliot, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Your two favorite songs:
 ‘Bewitched, bothered and  bewildered’ by Rodgers & Hart, ‘I am the Walrus’ by Lennon & McCartney

Why you are interested in spirituality?
 Because it exemplifies how something can arise from nothing

Your favorite quote:
 ‘Only our surfaces are important; deep down, we’re all the same’ – Oscar Wilde

Your favorite web sites:

Your hero?
 The author of the plays of Shakespeare, even if it wasn’t Shakespeare

A spiritual lesson you hope to learn?
 I can never articulate things I don’t know

A place in the world where you feel spiritually "connected?"
 Everywhere – no single point in space or instant in time is privileged: a fundamental lesson of physics


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