Biology Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old biology quotes, biology sayings, and biology proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Biology is now bigger than physics, as measured by the size of budgets, by the size of the workforce, or by the output of major discoveries, and biology is likely to remain the biggest part of science through the twenty-first century.     

Freeman Dyson

Any concept of biology is not only sterile and profitless, it is distorted and untrue, if it puts its primary focus on unnatural conditions rather than on those vast forces not of man's making that shape and channel the nature and direction of life.     

Rachel Carson

Biology is the most powerful technology ever created. DNA is software, protein are hardware, cells are factories.     

Arvind Gupta

Life preys upon life. This is biology's most fundamental fact.     

Martin H. Fischer

Biology can be said to define possibilities but not determine them; it is never irrelevant but it is also not determinant.     

Cordelia Fine

Biology, it's the technology which builds our world, and we can harness it to shift humanity from a scarcity to an abundance economy.     

Ryan Bethencourt

Biology sets the context, and that is critical, but obesity still boils down to whether a person eats too much or exercises enough.     

Robin Marantz Henig

The biology of purpose keeps my nose above the surface.     

Brian Eno

Evolutionary biology is crazy because sometimes it seems anybody can draw any conclusion they want.     

Naomi Wolf

Biology seems to be a chemical strategy for amplifying quantum mechanical indeterminacy so that it leaves the subatomic realm and can be present in a hundred and forty five pound block of meat.     

Terence McKenna

In biology, nothing is clear, everything is too complicated, everything is a mess, and just when you think you understand something, you peel off a layer and find deeper complications beneath. Nature is anything but simple.     

Richard Preston

It's in our biology to trust what we see with our eyes. This makes living in a carefully edited, overproduced and photoshopped world very dangerous.     

Brene Brown

Biology will relate every human gene to the genes of other animals and bacteria, to this great chain of being.     

Walter Gilbert

Good biology without good philosophy will be a calamity.     

George Will

Biology is the science. Evolution is the concept that makes biology unique.     

Jared Diamond

Biology is now accelerating at a pace faster than Moore's Law.     

Arvind Gupta

Biology is a software process. Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells, each governed by this process. You and I are walking around with outdated software running in our bodies, which evolved in a very different era.     

Ray Kurzweil

Biology will tell you a lot of things, but there are many that it can not explain and you need to look at physics instead.     

Walter Gilbert

Biology, list history, is not built with 'if's.     

Andrea Moro

The job of theorists, especially in biology, is to suggest new experiments. A good theory makes not only predictions, but surprising predictions that then turn out to be true.     

Francis Crick

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.     

Oprah Winfrey

Biology is the study of the complex things in the Universe. Physics is the study of the simple ones.     

Richard Dawkins

The biology of mind bridges the sciences concerned with the natural world and the humanities - concerned with the meaning of human experience.     

Eric Kandel

Because all of biology is connected, one can often make a breakthrough with an organism that exaggerates a particular phenomenon, and later explore the generality.     

Thomas Cech

Culture is how biology responds and makes its living conditions better.     

C. J. Cherryh

Biology has tended to be an observational science, and deriving things from first principles has not been possible in the past, but I hate to predict the future on that.     

Jeremiah P. Ostriker

Biology, meaning the science of all life, is a late notion.     

Leon Kass

And the more profoundly the science of biology reveals the laws of the life and development of living bodies, the more effective is the science of agronomy.     

Trofim Lysenko

Biology sometimes reveals its fundamental principles through what may seem at first to be arcane and bizarre.     

Elizabeth Blackburn

Biology always beats will power.     

Mehmet Oz

Biology can be divided into the study of proximate causes, the study of the physiological sciences broadly conceived, and into the study of ultimate evolutionary causes, the subject of natural history.     


Evolution is the cornerstone of modern biology. Intelligent design is not a scientific concept.     

John Marburger

The pace of progress in biology creates a foundation that naturally gets picked up by the biotech and pharmaceutical industry to solve rich-world diseases. This is attractive science. It's science that people want to work on.     

Bill Gates

The ultimate aim of the modern movement in biology is in fact to explain all biology in terms of physics and chemistry.     

Francis Crick

Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.     

Theodosius Dobzhansky

Biology is the study of complicated things that have the appearance of having been designed with a purpose.     

Richard Dawkins

There's biology in everything, even when you're feeling spiritual.     

Helen Fisher