Physics Quotes

Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical reasons, but that’s not why we do it.

There once was a fellow named Blight Whose speed was much faster than light. He sat off one day In a relative way and returned on the previous night.

I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics… Do not keep saying to yourself, if you can possibly avoid it, “But how can it be like that?” Because you will get “down the drain”, into an alley from which nobody has yet escaped. Nobody knows how it can be like that.

There is one terrifying word in the world of nuclear physics – Oops!

A conflict in the known laws of physics means a failure to grasp a deep truth.

Quantum mechanics: the dreams that stuff is made of.

One thing they don’t tell you about doing experimental physics is that sometimes you must work under adverse conditions – like a state of sheer terror.

In social science, societies are the complex systems, composed of individuals; while in biology, the complex systems are organisms, composed of cells, and ultimately of proteins, DNA and other molecules. A methodological individualist maintains that the right way to approach the study of a society is to investigate the behavior of the individual people that […]

So much of what we said sounded crazy, yet none of it was false… as if two theoretical physicists stood on stage to say that when we travel near lightspeed, we get younger than nontravellers; that a mile of space next to the sun is different from a mile of space next to the earth […]

It is often stated that of all the theories proposed in this century, the silliest is quantum theory. In fact, some say that the only thing that quantum theory has going for it is that it is unquestionably correct.