Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Physics isn't a religion. If it were, we'd have a much easier time raising money.
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
For those who want some proof that physicists are human, the proof is in the idiocy of all the different units which they use for measuring energy.
Physics is to math what sex is to masturbation.
Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.
Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.
Measure what can be measured, and make measureable what cannot be measured.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
The fundamental laws necessary for the mathematical treatment of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known, and the difficulty lies only in the fact that application of these laws leads to equations that are too complex to be solved.
Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.
It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.
Most people have no concept of how an automatic transmission works, yet they know how to drive a car. You don't have to study physics to understand the laws of motion to drive a car. You don't have to understand any of this stuff to use Macintosh.
Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do.
You will certainly not doubt the necessity of studying astronomy and physics, if you are desirous of comprehending the relation between the world and Providence as it is in reality, and not according to imagination.
Nothing is accidental in the universe - this is one of my Laws of Physics - except the entire universe itself, which is Pure Accident, pure divinity.
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