Science quotes

If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy, that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them. – Niels Bohr

Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future. – Niels Bohr

There are things that are so serious that you can only joke about them. – Werner Heisenberg

Before I came here I was confused about this subject. Having listened to your lecture I am still confused. But on a higher level. – Enrico Fermi

If I could remember the names of all these particles, I’d be a botanist. – Enrico Fermi

This isn’t right. This isn’t even wrong. – Wolfgang Pauli

There is in my opinion a great similarity between the problems provided by the mysterious behavior of the atom and those provided by the present economic paradoxes confronting the world. – Paul Dirac

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it’s the exact opposite. – Paul Dirac

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

No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows. – J. Robert Oppenheimer

The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true. – J. Robert Oppenheimer

God may not play dice with the universe, but something strange is going on with the prime numbers. – Paul Erdos

In the old days when people invented a new function they had something useful in mind. – Henri Poincare

If I were to awaken after having slept for a thousand years, my first question would be: Has the Riemann hypothesis been proven? – David Hilbert


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