Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Einstein Quotes

Startled by the seemingly random nature of Quantum physics Einstein once exclaimed,
“I cannot believe that God plays dice with the cosmos.”
Observer, 1954

-To which an unnamed fellow scientist replied “Einstein, don’t tell God what he can and cannot do.”
-Eventually Stephen William Hawking followed up with, “God not only plays dice, he also sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen.”

“He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.”

“I want to know God's thoughts. The rest is just details.”

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”

“Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.”

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.”

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."


  1. Einstein! I now cannot keep myself from coming out of the quiet shadows and post another one of his quotes which I love (and live by):
    "A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?" -Albert Einstein

    1. Feel free to drop an Einstein quote ANYTIME. :)