Chemistry Quotes

I would say if a man is going to write on chemistry, he learns chemistry. The same is true of Christianity.

Genius, n.: A chemist who discovers a laundry additive that rhymes with “bright”.

Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl.

Hell must be isothermal; for otherwise the resident engineers and physical chemists (of which there must be some) could set up a heat engine to run a refrigerator to cool off a portion of their surroundings to any desired temperature.

I recently read that love is entirely a matter of chemistry. That must be why my wife treats me like toxic waste.

There’s antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium, And hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium And nickel, neodymium, neptunium, germanium, And iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium, Europium, zirconium, lutetium, vanadium And lanthanum and osmium and astatine and radium And gold, protactinium and indium and gallium (inhale) And iodine and thorium and thulium and thallium. There’s yttrium, ytterbium, actinium, […]

Man will begin to recover the moment he takes art as seriously as physics, chemistry or money.

He awed Babbitt by confessing that he often sat up till midnight reading the figures and footnotes in Government reports, or skimming (with amusement at the author’s mistakes) the latest volumes of chemistry, archeology, and ichthyology.

Had silicon been a gas, I would have been a major general. (On failing chemistry at West Point)