Physics sayings

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◆ You may not feel outstandingly robust, but if you are an average-sized adult you will contain within your modest frame no less than 7 X 10^18 joules of potential energy—enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs, assuming you knew how to liberate it and really wished to make a point.
- Bill Bryson99
◆ Time and space are finite in extent, but they don't have any boundary or edge. They would be like the surface of the earth, but with two more dimensions.
- Stephen Hawking99
◆ There is a philosophy that says that if something is unobservable -- unobservable in principle -- it is not part of science. If there is no way to falsify or confirm a hypothesis, it belongs to the realm of metaphysical speculation, together with astrology and spiritualism. By that standard, most of the universe has no scientific reality -- it's just a figment of our imaginations.
- Leonard Susskind99
◆ The death of God left the angels in a strange position.
- Donald Barthelme99
◆ Quantum theory provides us with a striking illustration of the fact that we can fully understand a connection though we can only speak of it in images and parables.
- Werner Heisenberg99
◆ Consciousness cannot be accounted for in physical terms. For consciousness is absolutely fundamental. It cannot be accounted for in terms of anything else.
- Erwin Schr?dinger99
◆ And a new philosophy emerged called quantum physics, which suggest that the individual's function is to inform and be informed. You really exist only when you're in a field sharing and exchanging information. You create the realities you inhabit.
- Timothy Leary99
◆ God abhors a naked singularity.
- Stephen Hawking99
◆ Something deeply hidden had to be behind things.
- Albert Einstein99
◆ Not only is the Universe stranger than we think, it is stranger than we can think
- Werner Heisenberg99
◆ Physics isn't a religion. If it were, we'd have a much easier time raising money.
- Leon Lederman99
◆ There is no democracy in physics. We can't say that some second-rate guy has as much right to opinion as Fermi
- Luis Walter Alvarez99
◆ Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate the subject matters.
- Pope Paul VI99
◆ In physics, you don't have to go around making trouble for yourself - nature does it for you.
- Frank Wilczek99
◆ I think physicists are the Peter Pans of the human race. They never grow up and they keep their curiosity.
- Isidor Isaac Rabi99

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