Donald Culross Peattie Quote
A thing is either alive or it isn't; there is nothing that is almost alive. There is but the remotest possibility of the origin of life by spontaneous generation, and every likelihood that Arrhenius is right when he dares to claim that life is a cosmic phenomenon, something that drifts between the spheres, like light, and like light transiently descends upon those fit to receive it.
An Almanac for Moderns (ed. Trinity University Press, 2013) - ISBN: 9781595341570