“I still care deeply about the Middle East, about global warming, about growing inequality, but these are no longer my business; they belong to the future. I rejoice when I meet gifted young people — even the one who biopsied and diagnosed my metastases. I feel the future is in good hands.” Oliver Sacks on learning he has terminal cancer.

+ BoingBoing shares a great shot of Sacks on his motorcycle in 1961.