„Lemurs are close to the ancestral stock from which all primates arose, and I am happy to think that one of my own ancestors, 50 million years ago, was a little tree-dwelling creature not so dissimilar to the lemurs of today. I love their leaping vitality, their inquisitive nature.“

—  Oliver Sacks, My Periodic Table, New York <I>Times</I>, 24 July 2015
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