We used to think that if we knew one, we knew two, because one and one are two. We are finding that we must learn a great deal more about 'and'.
Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.
When told that only 3 men in the world understood Relativity, Eddington asked I wonder who is the third
Life would be stunted and narrow if we could feel no significance in the world around us beyond that which can be weighed and measured with the tools of the physicist or described by the metrical symbols of the mathematician.
We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong.
We often think that when we have completed our study of one we know all about two, because two is one and one. We forget that we still have to make a study of and.
Science is one thing, wisdom is another. Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children, and cut their own fingers.
I ask you to look both ways. For the road to a knowledge of the stars leads through the atom and important knowledge of the atom has been reached through the stars.
If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum.
I think there should be a law of Nature to prevent a star from behaving in this absurd way