• The 2nd law of thermodynamics has the same degree of truth as the statement that if you throw a tumblerful of water into the sea, you cannot get the same tumblerful of water out again.

    James Clerk Maxwell, Elizabeth Garber, Stephen G. Brush (1995). “Maxwell on Heat and Statistical Mechanics: On "avoiding All Personal Enquiries" of Molecules”, p.205, Lehigh University Press