Prayer doesn’t work because someone out there is listening, it works because someone in here is listening. I’ve paid attention. I’ve pictured what I want to happen in my life. I’ve meditated extensively on my family, my future, my past actions and what did and didn’t work for me about them. I’ve looked hard at problems and thought hard about their solutions.

Adam Savage, from a speech delivered when receiving the Harvard Humanist Award presented to the MythBusters in April 2010. (via onehumanist)