All science is either physics or stamp collecting.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.
It would be hard to conceive of any activity more useless than stamp collecting.
Preserving tradition has become a nice hobby, like stamp collecting.
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
All of science can be divided into physics and stamp-collecting.
I don't think being obsessed with sex is any stranger than being obsessed with stamp collecting.
In science there is only physics; all the rest is stamp collecting.
That which is not measurable is not science. That which is not physics is stamp collecting.
Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it.
War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it.
Radioactivity is shown to be accompanied by chemical changes in which new types of matter are being continually produced. .... The conclusion is drawn that these chemical changes must be sub-atomic in character.
Don't let me catch anyone talking about the Universe in my department.
When people discover they are no good at baseball or hockey, they put away their bats and their skates and they take up amateur golf or stamp collecting or gardening. But when people discover they are no good at picking stocks, they are likely to continue to do it anyway.
If the poet wants to be a poet, the poet must force the poet to revise. If the poet doesn't wish to revise, let the poet abandon poetry and take up stamp-collecting or real estate.
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