Robert Shapiro— LIFE: WHAT A CONCEPT!

"I'm always running out of metaphors to try and explain what the difficulty is. But suppose you took Scrabble sets, or any word game sets, blocks with letters, containing every language on Earth, and you heap them together and you then took a scoop and you scooped into that heap, and you flung it out on the lawn there, and the letters fell into a line which contained the words β€œTo be or not to be, that is the question,” that is roughly the odds of an RNA molecule, given no feedback β€” and there would be no feedback, because it wouldn't be functional until it attained a certain length and could copy itself β€” appearing on the Earth."