A Quote by Lewis Thomas on affection, goals, language, life, music, nature, and usefulness

We are a spectacular, splendid manifestation of life. We have language. . . . We have affection. We have genes for usefulness, and usefulness is about as close to a "common goal" of nature as I can guess at. And finally, and perhaps best of all, we have music.

Lewis Thomas (1913 - 1993)

Source: The Medusa and the Snail (1979)

Contributed by: Zaady