Ernest Rutherford Quotes

In science there is only physics, all the rest is stamp collecting.

Don’t let me catch anyone talking about the universe in my department.

Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation of the atom is talking moonshine.

The only possible conclusion the social sciences can draw is: some do, some don’t.

Talk softly please. I have been engaged in experiments which suggest that the atom can be artificially disintegrated. If it is true, it is of far greater importance than a war. (comment when criticised for not attending a meeting in 1919 to discuss new anti-submarine defense systems.)