Arthur S. Eddington Quotes

Every body continues in its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, except insofar as it doesn’t.

Something unknown is doing we don’t know what.

It would probably be wiser to nail up over the door of the new quantum theory a notice, “Structural alterations in progress – No admittance except on business”, and particularly to warn the doorkeeper to keep out prying philosophers.

If I let my fingers wander idly over the keys of a typewriter it might happen that my screed made an intelligible sentence. If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters they might write all the books in the British Museum. The chance of their doing so is decidedly more favorable than the chance […]

I am afraid the knockabout comedy of modern atomic physics is not very tender towards our aesthetic ideals. The stately drama of stellar evolution turns out to be more like the hair-breadth escapades in the films. The music of the spheres has a painful suggestion of – jazz.