"I think love, as religions have said from time immemorial, is the single most crucial ingredient in experiencing being alive as something that's wonderful. So, it's something that, along with the roots of religion and the nature of science, we necessarily reflect on a lot and should do. And to my way of thinking, to love another human being is to say I affirm your existence as a particular being in the world, and I want to see you happy, I want to see you flourish. "
"We maximise the richness of our lives, we increase the richness of other people's lives by, in a strange sort of sense, exposing them to more chances, more opportunities, rather than by saying "This is it. The future is predictable. Your future is predictable and this is what you have to do." The "meaning of life", in other words, is a kind of dance with chance. "
"God does play dice. Life is a stochastic process - there's an enormous amount of randomness and chance, you know. "