A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself.
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet.
Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.
In the great drama of existence we are audience and actors at the same time.
When we measure something we are forcing an undetermined, undefined world to assume an experimental value. We are not measuring the world, we are creating it.
Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.
I go into the Upanishads to ask questions.
A deep truth is a truth so deep that not only is it true but it's exact opposite is also true.
The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.
Nothing exists until it is measured.
One must always do what one really cannot.
There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them.
Opposites are not contradictory but complementary.
A physicist visits a colleague and notices a horseshoe hanging on the wall above the entrance. 'Do you really believe that a horseshoe brings luck?' he asks. 'No,' replies the colleague, 'but I've been told that it works even if you don't believe in it.'
No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical.
When searching for harmony in life one must never forget that in the drama of existence we are ourselves both actors and spectators.
There are trivial truths and the great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true.
Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
Einstein, stop telling God what to do!
We are trapped by language to such a degree that every attempt to formulate insight is a play on words.
If an idea does not appear bizarre, there is no hope for it.
The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth.
No paradox, no progress.
The present state of atomic theory is characterized by the fact that we not only believe the existence of atoms to be proved beyond a doubt, but also we even believe that we have an intimate knowledge of the constituents of the individual atoms.
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