Scientist Quotes

A physicist is just an atom’s way of looking at itself.

Niels Bohr

 

No, no, you’re not thinking; you’re just being logical.

Niels Bohr

 

Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true.

Niels Bohr

 

When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images.

Niels Bohr

 

Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.

Niels Bohr

 

And thought struggles against the results, trying to avoid those unpleasant results while keeping on with that way of thinking. That is what I call ‘sustained incoherence.

David Bohm

 

The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained.

David Bohm

 

What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.

Werner Heisenberg

 

Every word or concept, clear as it may seem to be, has only a limited range of applicability.

Werner Heisenberg

 

Think of colour, pitch, loudness, heaviness, and hotness. Each is the topic of a branch of physics.

Benoit Mandelbrot

 

There’s no sense in being precise when you don’t even know what you’re talking about.

John von Neumann

 

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.

Isaac Newton

 

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.

Isaac Newton

 

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.

Isaac Newton

 

To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.

Isaac Newton

 

Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature.

Michael Faraday

 

Scientific views end in awe and mystery, lost at the edge in uncertainty, but they appear to be so deep and so impressive that the theory that it is all arranged as a stage for God to watch man’s struggle for good and evil seems inadequate.

Richard P. Feynman

 

It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn’t get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.

Richard P. Feynman

 

God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.

Paul Dirac

 

I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

 

Access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this century may claim over all previous centuries.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

 

Of all created comforts, God is the lender; you are the borrower, not the owner.

Ernest Rutherford

 

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young.

Konrad Lorenz

 

Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one.

Konrad Lorenz