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Physics Quotes

Albert Einstein

"When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity."

"The faster you go, the shorter you are."[About Relativity]

"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once."

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it ?"

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."

"In the matter of physics, the first lessons should contain nothing but what is experimental and interesting to see. A pretty experiment is in itself often more valuable than twenty formulae extracted from our minds."


"Give me a firm place to stand and I will move the earth."

Arthur Eddington

"Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine."

"I ask you to look both ways. For the road to a knowledge of the stars leads through the atom; and important knowledge of the atom has been reached through the stars. "

"It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting anything with perfect determinism because it deals with probabilities from the outset."

Ernest Rutherford

All science is either physics or stamp collecting.

Niels Bohr

"If you aren't confused by quantum mechanics, you haven't really understood it."

It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature

"Prediction is difficult, especially the future."

Unknown Author

A mystic is someone who wants to understand the universe, but is too lazy to study physics."