“Most people only click over one thing—intelligence, conversation, adventure, great sex, whatever—it doesn’t mean you’ll fall in love. The person you give up all the variety for should be spectacular.”—Eva Scrivo
"Katy Payne is an acoustic biologist with a Quaker sensibility. From the wild coast of Argentina to the rainforests of Africa, she discovered that humpback whales compose ever-changing songs and that elephants communicate across long distances by infrasound. Here, she reflects on life in this world through her experiences with two of the most exotic creatures."
“The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and discipline, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them over and over in myriad petty, unsexy ways every day.”—David Foster Wallace